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An Archaeology Of Ancestors

Author : Carla Maria Antonaccio
ISBN : 084767942X
Genre : History
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Reconsiders the origins of the Ancient Greeks' ideas and practices concerning their own past. This study demonstrates that hero cult and ancestor cult persisted throughout the Iron Age. Practices such as visiting tombs to make offerings were common.

Greek Modernism And Beyond

Author : Dimitris Tziovas
ISBN : 9781461637103
Genre : Literary Collections
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Although it is one of the most dynamic and controversial areas of Greek culture, Greek modernism has received little scholarly attention as a literary and cultural phenomenon. A wide variety of competing, often clashing discourses and approaches characterize the study of Greek modernism. In this landmark volume, scholars from three continents provide a framework in which developments in prose, poetry, and drama can be studied together. The contributors seek to redefine the contours of Greek modernism, to reassess its impact on Greek culture, to explore the fringes of the movement. Special attention is paid to the role of the avant-garde in Greece and the emergence of postmodern trends in Greek culture. Greek Modernism and Beyond is valuable reading for students and scholars of Greek and European literature.

Belted Heroes And Bound Women

Author : Michael J. Bennett
ISBN : 0822630613
Genre : Drama
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This clearly written, beautifully illustrated book introduces a previously unrecognized Homeric theme, the 'belted hero, ' and argues for its lasting historical, literary, and archaeological significance. The belted hero fuses king, warrior, charioteer, and athlete into a supreme image of political power. The special 'heroic warrior's belts' (zosteres) worn by Agamemnon, Menelaos, and Nestor served as unimpeachable visual emblems of their exalted positions of rank. The feminine counterpart, or zone, presents the woman as superior in the competitive arena of love. Bennett shows that the belted hero represented an ideology attractive to wealthy landowners, their oikoi, and inter-family connections. He suggests that the communal spirit of the hoplite phalanx attempted to appropriate the belted hero ideal, even while undermining its ethos of personal honor. Bennett also makes several important iconographic interpretations that provide fundamentally new insights into early Greek oral epic compositional techniques, conceptions of time, and cosmological structure. Belted Heroes and Bound Women will be of interest to scholars and students of early Greek art, history, or literature.

Talking Trojan

Author : Hilary Susan Mackie
ISBN : 0847682552
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In this penetrating new look at the use of language in the Iliad, Hilary Mackie examines the portrayal of the opposing forces in terms not only of nationality but of linguistics. The way the Greeks and the Trojans speak, Mackie argues, reflects their disparate cultural structures and their relative positions in the Trojan War. While Achaean speech is aggressive and public, intended to preserve social order, Trojan language is more reflective, private, and introspective. Mackie identifies the differences between Greek and Trojan language by analyzing poetic formulas, usually thought to indicate a similarity of language among Homeric characters, and conversations, which are seen here to be of equal importance to the numerous speeches throughout the Iliad. Mackie concludes with analyses of the two great heroes of the Iliad, Hektor and Achilles, and the extent to which they represent their own cultures in their use of language.

The Sacrificial Rituals Of Greek Hero Cults In The Archaic To The Early Hellenistic Periods

Author : Gunnel Ekroth
ISBN : IND:30000087753392
Genre : Animal sacrifice
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Ancient Greek Cult Practice From The Archaeological Evidence

Author : Robin Hägg
ISBN : UOM:39015043401200
Genre : History
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105028845936
Genre : Archaeology
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Opuscula Atheniensia

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ISBN : 00785520
Genre : Classical antiquities
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Greco Roman Perspectives On Friendship

Author : John T. Fitzgerald
ISBN : UVA:X004148111
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Theatrical Space And Historical Place In Sophocles Oedipus At Colonus

Author : Lowell Edmunds
ISBN : 0847683192
Genre : Drama
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Lowell Edmunds combines two readings of the Oedipus at Colonus to arrive at a fresh way of looking at Greek tragedy. He sets forth a semiotic theory of theatrical space and then applies his theory to the visual and spacial dimensions of the Oedipus at Colonus.

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