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Greek notions of the past in the archaic and classical eras : history without historians

Author: John Marincola; Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones; Calum Alasdair Maciver
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012.
Series: Edinburgh Leventis studies, 6.
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"A wide examination of the ways in which the Greeks constructed, de-constructed, engaged with and relied on their pasts. This book looks at Greek notions and beliefs about the past as they are revealed in areas other than historical texts. A range of experts from diverse fields examine amongst other things, epic, didactic, lyric and epinician poetry, tragedy, comedy and philosophy in an attempt to tease out how the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Greek notions of the past in the archaic and classical eras.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012
(OCoLC)806201076
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Marincola; Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones; Calum Alasdair Maciver
ISBN: 9780748643974 0748643974
OCLC Number: 827947207
Notes: "This volume brings together revised versions of papers originally presented at the sixth A.G. Leventis conference, 'History without historians: Greeks and their Past in the Archaic and Classical Era', which was held at the University of Edinburgh, 5-7 November 2009"--Preface.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 378 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction : a past without historians / John Marincola --
Homer and heroic history / Jonas Grethlein --
Hesiod on human history / Bruno Currie --
Helen and 'I' in early Greek lyric / Deborah Boedeker --
Stesichorus and Ibycus : plain tales from the Western front / Ewen Bowie --
Pindar and the reconstruciton of the past / Maria Pavlou --
Debating the past in Euripides' 'Troades' and 'Orestes' and in Sophocles' 'Electra' / Ruth Scodel --
Euripidean explainers / Allen Romano --
Old comedy and popular history / Jeffrey Henderson --
Attic heroes and the construction of the Athenian past in the fifth century / H.A. Shapiro --
Family time : temporality, gender and materiality in Ancient Greece / Lin Foxhall --
Common knowledge and the contestation of history in some fourth-century Athenian trials / Jon Hesk --
Plato and the stability of history / Kathryn A. Morgan --
Inscribing the past : remembering revolution at Athens / Julia L. Shear --
'Remembering the ancient way of life' : primitivism in Greek sacrificial ritual / Emily Kearns --
The great kings of the fourth century and the Greek memory of the Persian past / Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones --
Commentary / Simon Goldhill, Suzanne Saïd and Christopher Pelling.
Series Title: Edinburgh Leventis studies, 6.
Other Titles: History without historians
Responsibility: edited by John Marincola, Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones and Calum Maciver.
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This series, supported by the Leventis Foundation, is a forum for original research in all aspects of ancient Greek history and culture. Each volume is co-edited by the biannually appointed Leventis  Read more...

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