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Innovations of Antiquity : Philosophy of Education Research Library - Daniel L. Selden

Innovations of Antiquity

Philosophy of Education Research Library

By: Daniel L. Selden (Editor), Ralph Hexter (Editor)

Paperback Published: 14th January 1993
ISBN: 9780415901291
Number Of Pages: 616

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Innovations of Antiquity is a major collective work in classical studies, representing the cutting edge of critical thinking on Greek and Roman literature in America today. This collection of essays bridges the gap between classical studies and current work on modern European literature by addressing a spectrum of authors, genres, and literary problems, from archaic Greece to late antiquity and beyond. The contributors share no single theoretical vantage point, except for the belief that methodological self-consciousness and rigor produce the strongest criticism. Each of the essays not only makes a major contribution to the understanding of its subject matter, but instructs the reader generally about the enterprise of literary criticism by demonstrating procedures useful to the close reading of ancient texts. Although each piece stands independently on its own merits, it is as a whole that the essays make the strongest statement. The volume is organized by theoretical issue, with pedagogically oriented introductions to each section, thereby offering a multi-faceted presentation of advanced criticism of the classics.

Preface: "More Difficult Reading" Editors
Literariness Introduction
Lollianos and the Desperadoes
Simonides Painter
Figures Introduction
Augustine's Region of Unlikeness: the Crossing of Exile and Language Margaret Ferguson
Narrative in Plato's Symposium
Variance Introduction
Anodos Drama: Euripides' Alcestis and Helen "
The First Roman Marriage and the Theft of the Sabine Women
Gender Introduction
The Politics of Eros
Architecture Gender Philosophy
Absence Introduction
Mythological Exemplum in Homer Gregory Nagy
Context Introduction
The Rhetoric of Dismemberment in Neronian Poetry
Signs, Magic and Letters in Euripides' Hippolytus
Persuasion Introduction
Ceveat lector : Catullus and the Rhetoric of Performance
Human Sacrifice in the
Traditions Introduction
A Look at Theocritus
through Virgil's Eyes
The Apocalypse of Islam
Notes on Contributors
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ISBN: 9780415901291
ISBN-10: 0415901294
Series: Philosophy of Education Research Library
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 616
Published: 14th January 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.15
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 1