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Greek laughter and tears : antiquity and after

Author: Margaret Alexiou; Douglas L Cairns; University of Edinburgh.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017]
Series: Edinburgh Leventis studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Alexiou; Douglas L Cairns; University of Edinburgh.
ISBN: 9781474403795 1474403794
OCLC Number: 1059512450
Language Note: Texto en griego con traducción paralela en inglés
Notes: "The papers presented in the this volume represent the completely revised and rewritten record of the Eighth A. G. Leventis Conference in Greek, Edinburgh, 7-10 November 2013."--Page xi.
Description: xviii, 486 p. : il.; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction / Margaret Alexiou and Douglas Cairns --
Part I. Ancient keynotes : from Homer to Lucian. 2. Laughter and tears in early Greek literature / Richard Seaford --
3. Imaging divine laughter in Homer and Lucian / Stephen Halliwell --
4. Parody, symbol and the literary past in Lucian / Calum Maciver --
Part 2. Ancient models, Byzantine collections : epigrams, riddles and jokes. 5. 'Tantalus ever in tears': the Greek anthology as a source of emotions in late antiquity / Judith Herrin --
6. 'Do you think you're clever? Solve this riddle, then!' The comic side of Byzantine enigmatic poetry / Simone Beta --
7. Philogelos : an anti-intellectual joke-book / Stephen West. --
Part 3. Byzantine perspectives : tears and laughter, theory and praxis. 9. 'Messages of the soul' : tears, smiles, laughter and emotions expressed by them in Byzantine literature / Martin Hinterberger 9. Towards a Byzantine theory of the comic? / Aglae Pizzone --
10. Staging laughter and tears : Libanius, Chrysostom and the riot of the statues / Jan R. Stenger --
11. Lamenting for the fall of Jerusalem in the seventh century CE / Ioannis Papadogiannakis --
12. Guiding grief : liturgical poetry and ritual lamentation in early Byzantium / Susan Harvey. Part 4. Laughter, power and subversion. 13. Mime and the dangers of laughter in late antiquity / Ruth Webb --
. 14. Laughter on display : mimic P\performances and the danger of laughing in Byzantium / Przemeslaw Marciniak --
15. The power of amusement and the amusement of power : the princely frescoes of St. Sophia, Kiev, and their connections to the Byzantine world / Elena Boeck --
16. Laughing at Eros and Aphrodite : aexual inversion and its resolution in the classicising arts of medieval Byzantium / Alicia Walker --
Part 5. Gender, genre and language : loss and survival. 17. Comforting tears and suggestive smiles : to laugh and cry in the Komnenian novel / Ingela Nilsson --
18. Do brothers weep? Male grief, mourning, lament and tears in eleventh- and twelfth-century Byzantium / Margaret Mullett --
19. Laments by Nicetas Choniates and others for the fall of Constantinople in 1204 / Michael Angold --
20. 'Words filled with tears' : amorous discourse as lamentation in the Palaiologan romances / Panagiotis Agapitos --
21. The tragic, the comic and tragi-comic in Cretan renaissance literature / David Holton --
22. Belisarius in the shadow theatre : the private calvary of a legendary general / Anna Stavrakopoulou --
23. Afterword / Roderick Beaton --
Appendix. Chyrogles, or The girl with two husbands.
Series Title: Edinburgh Leventis studies.
Responsibility: edited by Margaret Alexiou and Douglas Cairns.

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