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Cultural poetics in archaic Greece : cult, performance, politics /
edited by Carol Dougherty, Leslie Kurke.
imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
description
xvi, 266 p. : ill.
ISBN
0195124154 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
isbn
0195124154 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
general note
Based on a conference at Wellesley College in October 1990.
Originally published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
catalogue key
2218728
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Carol Dougherty is Associate Professor of Greek and Latin at Wellesley College Leslie Kurke is Associate Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley
Reviews
Review Quotes
"So many important aspects of Greek civilization and culture are covered in this outstanding volume. The synthesis of so many sister disciplines is indeed impressive."--Dimitri Liakos, Northern Illinois University
"So many important aspects of Greek civilization and culture are coveredin this outstanding volume. The synthesis of so many sister disciplines isindeed impressive."--Dimitri Liakos, Northern Illinois University
"Some of the most interesting work in classical studies in the past twenty years."--Classical Philology
"Some of the most interesting work in classical studies in the past twentyyears."--Classical Philology
"This book provides a fascinating insight into a range of cultural, historical, political and literary aspects of archaic Greece...the articles are very clearly written and usually execute the cross-disciplinary exercise with uncommon good sense."--Ancient History
"This book provides a fascinating insight into a range of cultural, historical, political and literary aspects of archaic Greece...the articles are very clearly written and usually execute the cross-disciplinary exercise with uncommon good sense."--Ancient History "Some of the most interesting work in classical studies in the past twenty years."--Classical Philology
"This book provides a fascinating insight into a range of cultural, historical, political and literary aspects of archaic Greece...the articles are very clearly written and usually execute the cross-disciplinary exercise with uncommon good sense."-- Ancient History "Some of the most interesting work in classical studies in the past twenty years."-- Classical Philology
"This book provides a fascinating insight into a range of cultural, historical, political and literary aspects of archaic Greece...the articles are very clearly written and usually execute the cross-disciplinary exercise with uncommon good sense."--Ancient History"Some of the most interesting work in classical studies in the past twenty years."--Classical Philology"So many important aspects of Greek civilization and culture are covered in this outstanding volume. The synthesis of so many sister disciplines is indeed impressive."--Dimitri Liakos, Northern Illinois University
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Summaries
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Cultural Politics in Archaic Greece brings together essays by archaeologists, historians, and literary scholars in an interdisciplinary examination of the Greek archaic age.
Long Description
This is a paperback reprint of a hardback originally published by Cambridge University Press in 1993, and derived from a seminal conference held at Wellesley in 1990. Among the scholarly community, the book is generally regarded as the first critical milestone in the cultural poetics movement, which lies at the intersection of New Historicism and classical studies.
Long Description
This volume brings together essays by archaeologists, historians, and literary scholars in a comprehensive examination of the Greek archaic age. A time of dramatic and revolutionary change when many of the institutions and thought patterns that would shape Greek culture evolved, this period has become the object of renewed scholarly interest in recent years. Yet it has resisted reconstruction, largely because its documentation is less complete than that of the classical period. In order to read the text of archaic Greece, the contributors here apply new methods--including anthropology, literary theory, and cultural history--to central issues, among them the interpretation of ritual, the origins of hero cult and its relation to politics, the evolving ideologies of colonization and athletic victory, the representation of statesmen and sages, and the serendipitous development of democracy. With their interdisciplinary approaches, the various essays demonstrate the interdependence of politics, religion, and economics in this period; the importance of public performance for negotiating social interaction; and the creative use of the past to structure a changing present. Cultural Poetics in Ancient Greece offers a vigorous and coherent response to the scholarly challenges of the archaic period.
Main Description
Based on a conference at Wellesley College in October 1990.
Main Description
"This book provides a fascinating insight into a range of cultural, historical, political and literary aspects of archaic Greece...the articles are very clearly written and usually execute the cross-disciplinary exercise with uncommon good sense." -- Ancient History. "Some of the most interesting work in classical studies in the past twenty years." -- Classical Philology. This is a paperback reprint of a hardback originally published by Cambridge University Press in 1993, and derived from a seminal conference held at Wellesley in 1990. Among the scholarly community, the book is generally regarded as the first critical milestone in the cultural poetics movement, which lies at the intersection of New Historicism and classical studies.
Main Description
This is a paerback reprint of a hardback originally published by CambridgeUniversity Press in 1993, and derived from a seminal conference held atWellesley in 1990. Among the scholarly community, the book is generally regardedas the first critical milestone in the cultural poetics movement, which lies atthe intersection of New Historicism and classical studies.
Main Description
This volume brings together essays by archaeologists, historians, and literary scholars in a comprehensive examination of the Greek archaic age. A time of dramatic and revolutionary change when many of the institutions and thought patterns that would shape Greek culture evolved, this periodhas become the object of renewed scholarly interest in recent years. Yet it has resisted reconstruction, largely because its documentation is less complete than that of the classical period. In order to read the text of archaic Greece, the contributors here apply new methods--including anthropology,literary theory, and cultural history--to central issues, among them the interpretation of ritual, the origins of hero cult and its relation to politics, the evolving ideologies of colonization and athletic victory, the representation of statesmen and sages, and the serendipitous development ofdemocracy. With their interdisciplinary approaches, the various essays demonstrate the interdependence of politics, religion, and economics in this period; the importance of public performance for negotiating social interaction; and the creative use of the past to structure a changing present.Cultural Poetics in Ancient Greece offers a vigorous and coherent response to the scholarly challenges of the archaic period.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. xi
List of Contributorsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
The Uses of the Past
Poetics of Power: The Interpretation of Ritual Action in Archaic Greecep. 15
The Archaeology of Ancestorsp. 46
Politics and Performance
Divine Selection: Epiphany and Politics in Archaic Greecep. 73
Hipparchos and the Rhapsodesp. 92
The Seven Sages as Performers of Wisdomp. 108
Negotiating Civic Crisis
The Economy of Kudosp. 131
Hero Cult and Politics in Herodotus: The Bones of Orestesp. 164
It's Murder to Found a Colonyp. 178
The End of an Era
Thucydides' Solonian Reflectionsp. 201
The Athenian Revolution of 508/7 B.C.E.: Violence, Authority, and the Origins of Democracyp. 215
Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 261
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