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|ISBN:||9780691144573 0691144575 9780691144580 0691144583|
|Awards:||Winner of American Philological Association: C.J. Goodwin Award of Merit 2012.
Runner-up for Runciman Award 2012.
|Description:||xxi, 495 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: an elusive quarry: In search of ancient Greek popular culture; Explaining the joke: a roadmap for classicists; Synopsis of method and structure of argument --
Aesop and the contestation of Delphic authority: Ideological tensions at Delphi; the Aesopic critique; Neoptolemus and Aesop: sacrifice, hero cult, and competitive scapegoating --
Sophia before/beyond philosophy: the tradition of Sophia; Sophists and (as) sages; Aristotle and the transformation of Sophia --
Aesop as sage: political counsel and discursive practice; Aesop among the sages; Political animals: fable and the scene of advising --
Reading the life: the progress of a sage and the anthropology of Sophia: an Aesopic anthropology of wisdom; Aesop and Ahiqar; Delphic theoria and the death of a sage; the bricoleur as culture hero, or the art of extorting self-incrimination --
The Aesopic parody of high wisdom: demystifying Sophia: Hesiod, Theognis, and the seven sages; Aesopic parody in the visual tradition? --
Aesop at the invention of philosophy: the problematic sociopolitics of mimetic prose; Mimesis and the invention of philosophy; the generic affiliations of Sokratikoi logoi --
The battle over prose: fable in sophistic education and Xenophon's Memorabilia: Sophistic fables; traditional fable narration in Xenophon's Memorabilia --
Sophistic fable in Plato: parody, appropriation, and transcendence: Plato's Protagoras: debunking Sophistic fable; Plato's symposium: ringing the changes on fable --
Aesop in Plato's Sokratikoi logoi: analogy, elenchos, and disavowal: Sophia into philosophy: Socrates between the sages and Aesop; the Aesopic bricoleur and the "old Socratic tool-box"; sympotic wisdom, comedy, and Aesopic competition in Hippias major --
Historie and logopoiia: two sides of Herodotean prose: history before prose, prose before history; Aesop ho logopoios; Plutarch reading Herodotus: Aesop, ruptures of decorum, and the non-Greek --
Herodotus and Aesop: some soundings : Cyrus tells a fable; Greece and (as) fable, or resignifying the hierarchy of genre; fable as history; the Aesopic contract of the histories: Herodotus teaches his readers.
|Series Title:||Martin classical lectures (Unnumbered)., New series.|
Winner of the 2012 Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit, American Philological Association Shortlisted for the 2012 Runciman Award, Anglo-Hellenic League "Kurke's learned and humane book aims to
- Greek prose literature -- History and criticism.
- Fables, Greek -- History and criticism.
- Aesop's fables.
- Aesop -- Influence.
- Popular culture -- Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C.
- Popular culture and literature -- Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C.
- Literary form -- History -- To 1500.
- Literature and society -- Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C.
- littérature grecque antique -- prose -- Esope -- influence exercée.
- culture populaire -- Esope. "Fables" -- Grèce antique.
- Vita Aesopi
- Grekisk prosa -- historia.
- Fabler -- historia -- Grekland -- antiken.