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Plato's Four Muses: The Phaedrus and the Poetics of Philosophy

by Andrea Capra Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
12/2014
ISBN:
9780674417229
Format:
Pbk 252 pages

Platoas Four Muses reconstructs Platoas authorial self-portrait through a fresh reading of the Phaedrus, with an Introduction...

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Theban Epics

by Malcolm Davies Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
12/2014
ISBN:
9780674417243
Format:
Pbk 166 pages

In antiquity, the story of the failed assault of the Seven against Thebes ranked second only to the Trojan War. But whereas the...

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Masterpieces of Metonymy: From Ancient Greek Times to Now

by Gregory Nagy Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
01/2016
ISBN:
9780674088320
Format:
Pbk 296 pages

In Masterpieces of Metonymy, Gregory Nagy analyses metonymy as a mental process that complements metaphor. If metaphor is a substitution...

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Kinyras: The Divine Lyre

by John Curtis Franklin and Wolfgang Heimpel Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
01/2016
ISBN:
9780674088306
Format:
Hbk 834 pages

Kinyras, in Greco-Roman sources, is the central culture-hero of early Cyprus: legendary king, metallurge, Agamemnon’s (faithless)...

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Plato's Wayward Path: Literary Form and the Republic

by David Schur Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
11/2014
ISBN:
9780674417212
Format:
Pbk 144 pages

Since Friedrich Schleiermacheras work in the 1800s, scholars interested in the literary dimension of Platoas writings have sought...

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Theology of Arithmetic: Number Symbolism in Platonism and Early Christianity

by Joel Kalvesmaki Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
05/2013
ISBN:
9780674073302
Format:
Pbk 242 pages

In the second century, Valentinians and other gnosticizing Christians used numerical structures and symbols to describe God, interpret...

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Iliad 10 and the Poetics of Ambush: A Multitext Edition with Essays and Commentary

by Casey Dué and Mary Ebbott Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
11/2010
ISBN:
9780674035591
Format:
Pbk 350 pages

This edition, commentary, and accompanying essays focus on the tenth book of the Iliad, which has been doubted, ignored, and even...

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Literary History in the Parian Marble

by Andrea Rotstein Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
07/2016
ISBN:
9780674417236
Format:
Pbk 250 pages

Inscribed some time after 264 BCE, the Parian Marble offers a chronological list of events with an exceptional emphasis on literary...

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Between Thucydides and Polybius: The Golden Age of Greek Historiography

by Giovanni Parmeggiani Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
08/2014
ISBN:
9780674428348
Format:
Pbk 336 pages

Historians like Ephorus, Theopompus, or Aristotle's great-nephew Callisthenes, to say nothing of Xenophon, counted among the most...

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Oral Palimpsest: Exploring Intertextuality in the Homeric Epics

by Christos Tsagalis Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
03/2008
ISBN:
9780674026872
Format:
Pbk 326 pages

Oral intertextuality is an innate feature of the web of myth, whose interrelated fabrics allow the audience of epic song to have...

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Genos Dikanikon: Amateur and Professional Speech in the Courtrooms of Classical Athens

by Victor Bers Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
10/2009
ISBN:
9780674032033
Format:
Pbk 160 pages

Under the Athenian democracy, litigants were expected to speak for themselves, though they could memorize a speech written for...

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Master of the Game: Competition and Performance in Greek Poetry

by Derek Collins Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
01/2005
ISBN:
9780674016446
Format:
Pbk 0 pages

The interest in the performance of ancient Greek poetry has grown dramatically in recent years. But the competitive dimension...

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Black Doves Speak: Herodotus and the Languages of Barbarians

by Rosaria Munson Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
07/2005
ISBN:
9780674017900
Format:
Pbk 0 pages

In Greek thought, barbaroi are utterers of unintelligible or inarticulate sounds. What importance does the text of Herodotus's...

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Amphoteroglossia: A Poetics of the Twelfth-Century Medieval Greek Novel

by Panagiotis Roilos Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
02/2006
ISBN:
9780674017917
Format:
Pbk 376 pages

This work offers the first systematic and interdisciplinary study of the poetics of the twelfth-century medieval Greek novel....

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Victim of The Muses: Poet as Scapegoat, Warrior and Hero in Greco-Roman and Indo-European Myth and History

by Todd Merlin Compton Center for Hellenic Studies
Pub Date:
06/2006
ISBN:
9780674019584
Format:
Pbk 432 pages

This book probes the narratives of poets who are exiled, tried or executed for their satire. Aesop, fabulist and riddle warrior,...

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