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The Fall of Cities in the Mediterranean : Commemoration in Literature, Folk-Song, and Liturgy

Author: Mary R Bachvarova; Dorota Dutsch; Ann Suter
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
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A body of theory has developed about the role and function of memory in creating and maintaining cultural identity. Yet there has been no consideration of the rich Mediterranean and Near Eastern traditions of laments for fallen cities in commemorating or resolving communal trauma. This volume offers new insights into the trope of the fallen city in folk-song and a variety of literary genres. These commemorations  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2015024872
(OCoLC)917131586
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary R Bachvarova; Dorota Dutsch; Ann Suter
ISBN: 9781139424387 1139424386 9781316487464 1316487466 9781316485743 1316485749
OCLC Number: 938434870
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 09 Feb 2016).
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Foreword / Margaret Alexiou --
Introduction / Ann Suter --
The city lament genre in the ancient Near East / John Jacobs --
The destroyed city in ancient "world history": from Agade to Troy / Mary R. Bachvarova --
Mourning a city "empty of men": stereotypes of Anatolian communal lament in Aeschylus' Persians / Mary R. Bachvarova and Dorota Dutsch --
Seven against Thebes, city laments, and Athenian history / Geoffrey Bakewell --
Lament for fallen cities in early Roman drama: Naevius, Ennius, and Plautus / Seth A. Jeppesen --
City lament in Augustan epic: antitypes of Rome from Troy to Alba Longa / Alison Keith --
The fall of Troy in Seneca's Troades / Jo-Ann Shelton --
How to lament an Eternal City: the ambiguous fall of Rome / Catherine Conybeare --
Messengers, angels, and laments for the fall of Constantinople / Andromache Karanika --
"A sudden longing": lamenting the lost city of Smyrna / Gail Holst-Warhaft.
Responsibility: edited by Mary R. Bachvarova, Dorota Dutsch, Ann Suter.

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This book explores some of the most prominent literary responses to the collective trauma of a fallen city.  Read more...

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