Andreia: Studies in Manliness and Courage in Classical Antiquity

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This volume examines the use of a central concept in the self-definition of any Greek speaking male: Andreia, the notion of courage and manliness. The nature and use of value terms quickly leads the researcher to core issues of cultural identity: through a combination of lexical or semantic and conceptual studies the discourse of manliness and its role in the construction of social order is studied, in a variety of authors, genres, and communicative situations.
This book is of interest to students of the classical world, the history of values, gender studies, and cultural historians.

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'This book is, among other things, a sign of how far gender studies in classics have come in a very short period. I recommend it.'
Kirk Ormand, Phoenix, Journal of the Classical Association of Canada, 2005.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004119956
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/29/2002
  • Series: Mnemosyne, Supplements Series, #238
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Ralph M. Rosen is Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. He has published extensively on archaic and classical Greek poetry, with particular focus on comic and satirical genres.
Ineke Sluiter is Professor of Greek in the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. She has published extensively on ancient ideas on language and literature, and their cultural impact.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 General Introduction 1
Ch. 2 The Semantics of Manliness in Ancient Greece 25
Ch. 3 The Andreia of Xenocles: Kouros, Kallos and Kleos 59
Ch. 4 Marvelous Andreia: Politics, Geography, and Ethnicity in Herodotus' Histories 77
Ch. 5 The Andreia of the Hippocratic Physician and the Problem of Incurables 95
Ch. 6 "Most Citizens are Europroktoi Now": (Un)manliness in Aristophanes 115
Ch. 7 The Rhetoric of Courage in the Athenian Orators 127
Ch. 8 The High Cost of Andreia at Athens 145
Ch. 9 The Ordeal of the Divine Sign: Divination and Manliness in Archaic and Classical Greece 167
Ch. 10 Aristotle on Andreia, Divine and Sub-human Virtues 187
Ch. 11 Paradoxical Andreia: Socratic Echoes in Stoic 'Manly Courage' 213
Ch. 12 Roman Men and Greek Virtue 235
Ch. 13 Athletics, Andreia and the Askesis-Culture in the Roman East 263
Ch. 14 Like the Labors of Heracles: Andreia and Paideia in Greek Culture under Rome 287
Ch. 15 Plutarch's Manly Women 319
Indices 345
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