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Ancient Greek Literature and Society / Charles R. Beye.

Author/Creator:
Beye, Charles R., author., Author,
Publication:
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (376 pages)
Edition:
Second Edition Revised
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Greek literature -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Greece.
Local subjects:
Ancient History & Classical Studies. (search)
Literary Studies. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Charles R. Beye here offers a lively and challenging overview of Greek literature from Homer to Apollonius of Rhodes, providing a coherent social and historical background to the era.Beye stresses the great distance that separates the twentieth century from the age and audience for which ancient Greek literature was intended. He emphasizes those aspects of antiquity which are apt to be most alien to modern-day readers, particularly the oral nature of early poetry and the public and political-and hence manipulative, conformist, and conventional-quality of much of the literature. He also notes the openly imitative practices of early authors and establishes the Homeric epics as the dominant informing feature of subsequent literature.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
1. The Language
2. Winged Words
3. The Heroic World
4. Literature of the Archaic Period
5. Athens in the Fifth Century
6. Tragedy
7. Comedy
8. The Beginnings of Prose
9. Alexandria: The New Athens
Further Reading
Appendix: Important Dates in History and Literature
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 02. Mrz 2022)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781501745461
OCLC:
1129189983
Publisher Number:
10.7591/9781501745461 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.