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An Archaeology Of Ancestors

Author : Carla Maria Antonaccio
ISBN : 084767942X
Genre : History
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In this fresh consideration of the origins of the ancient Greeks' ideas and practices concerning their own past, Carla M. Antonaccio demonstrates that hero cult and ancestor cult persisted, throughout the Iron Age, long before epic poetry's heroic narratives were widely disseminated. Although it was not until the dissolution of Iron Age societies that epic poetry and organized hero cult developed to aid claims to legitimacy, practices such as visiting tombs to make offerings were common, and contradict the usual picture of Iron Age religious conservatism.

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.

Theatrical Space And Historical Place In Sophocles Oedipus At Colonus

Author : Lowell Edmunds
ISBN : 0847683206
Genre : History
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While Greek tragedies are often studied as works of literature, they are less frequently examined as products of the social and political environment in which they were created. Rarely, too, are the visual and spatial aspects of these plays given careful consideration. In this detailed and innovative book, Lowell Edmunds combines two readings of Oedipus at Colonus to arrive at a new way of looking at Greek tragedy. Edmunds sets forth a semiotic theory of theatrical space, and then applies this theory to the visual and spatial dimensions of Oedipus at Colonus. The book includes an Appendix on the life of Sophocles and the reception of Oedipus at Colonus. Edmunds's unique approach to Oedipus at Colonus makes this an important book for students and scholars of semiotics, Greek tragedy, and theatrical performance.

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.

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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Acta Instituti Atheniensis Regni Sueciae

Author : Robin Hägg
ISBN : 9179160360
Genre : Cults
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