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Inscribing sorrow : fourth-century Attic funerary epigrams

Author: Christos Tsagalis
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : W. De Gruyter, ©2008.
Series: Trends in classics., Supplementary volumes ;, v. 1.
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Fourth-century Attic grave epigrams reflect a transitional phase in the evolution of the genre of epigram. They testify to a shift of interest towards social issues such as the family, the deceased's age and profession. In a turbulent period of restlessness and uncertainty that followed the devastating Peloponnesian war, the commemoration of the departed in private monuments became an effective mechanism of  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Tsagalis, Christos.
Inscribing sorrow.
Berlin ; New York : W. De Gruyter, ©2008
(OCoLC)220330045
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christos Tsagalis
ISBN: 9783110211658 3110211653 1282197088 9781282197084 3110201321 9783110201321
OCLC Number: 435912016
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 368 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter; Contents; Quotations and Transliteration; Introduction; Chapter 1. The Use of Gnomic Expressions; Chapter 2. Poetic Imagery; Chapter 3. Public Display, Private Focus: Redefining Social Virtues; Chapter 4. Narrative Development and Poetic Technique; Conclusion; Backmatter.
Series Title: Trends in classics., Supplementary volumes ;, v. 1.
Responsibility: by Christos C. Tsagalis.
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Fourth-century Attic grave epigrams reflect a transitional phase in the evolution of the genre of epigram. This book exploresthis decisive phase in the evolution of the epigram by reconstructing as  Read more...

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