Ancient Greek Literature (Cultural History of Literature)
By: Tim Whitmarsh (author)Paperback
This book offers an innovative new introduction to ancient Greek literature. The volume integrates cutting-edge cultural theory with the latest research in classical scholarship, providing a comprehensive, sophisticated and accessible account of literature from Homer to late antiquity.
Tim Whitmarsh is a reader in Greek Literature at the University of Exeter
Preface. Section one: concepts. 1) 'Greek literature' and cultural history. 2) The problem of tradition. Section two: contexts. 3) Festival. 4) Symposium. 5) Theatre. 6) The power of speech. 7) Inventing the archive: Athens. 8) Building the archive: Alexandria. 9) Reading from the archive: Roman Greece. Section three: conflicts. 10) Inventing the Greek. 11) A woman's place. 12) Sexing the text. 13) Status and slavery. . Notes. Chronology of Greek Literature. References. Index of Greek Authors. General Index
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