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Edited by Elizabeth Minchin
This ninth Orality and Literacy volume considers oral composition, performance, reception, and the mutual interplay between oral performance and written text. Authors under consideration are Homer, Hesiod, Plato, Isocrates, orators of the Second Sophistic, and Proclus. Cross-cultural studies are ...
by Timothy S. Johnson.
By examining the relationship of the iambic tradition with ritual, this book studies how Horace’s Epodes are more than partisan (consolidating Octavian’s victory by projecting hostilities onto powerless others) but a meta-partisan project (forming fractured entities into a diversified unity).
This monograph focuses solely on the Stesichoros’s Geryoneis. The main feature to the book is its full-length commentary. As well as providing a detailed analysis on the poet’s language and style, the song is considered in its wider religious context.
edited by A.P.M.H. Lardinois, J.H. Blok and M.G.M. van der Poel
Surveying the variety of ways in which written texts and oral discourse were involved in ancient religions, the contributions to this volume show that oral and written forms were intricately connected in both Greek and Roman state and private religions.
Examining Diodorus Siculus’ historiographical methods and his representation of mythical culture-heroes, this study demonstrates the significant contribution of the author’s first pentad to his universal history and its importance as a supplement to our perception of Hellenistic civilization.
Concentrating on the interaction between contemporary Hellenistic poets, this book attempts to chart the complex dynamics of Alexandrian poetical imitation and reception in the light of poetical self-positioning.
Edited by Roy K. Gibson and Ruth Morello
Pliny's Naturalis Historia is a sophisticated encyclopaedia of the riches of the ancient world. The contributors to the present volume represent and join a new generation of critics who have begun to examine the dominant motifs which give shape to the work.
Edited by Pierre Destrée and Fritz-Gregor Herrmann
The nineteen essays presented here aim to illuminate the ways poetry and the poets are discussed by Plato throughout his writing career. As well as throwing new light on old topics, such as mimesis and poetic inspiration, the volume introduces fresh approaches to Plato’s philosophy of poetry and ...
Dieses Buch bietet eine eingehende Analyse des wenig untersuchten Gebietes der lateinischen Modalpartikeln oder ‘Commitment Markers’ mit Hilfe moderner linguistischer Theorien und Analysen vergleichbarer Partikeln in modernen Sprachen. Es konzentriert sich auf die Partikeln nempe, quippe, ...
Edited by Jean Lallot, Albert Rijksbaron, Bernard Jacquinod and Michel Buijs
In the nine chapters of this book the function of the Historical Present in Thucydides is investigated. By its rich and detailed analyses this collective volume provides important new insights into Thucydides’ narrative technique.
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