Concordia Discors: Eros and Dialogue in Classical Athenian Literature

Concordia Discors: Eros and Dialogue in Classical Athenian Literature

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by Andrew Scholtz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674025989

ISBN-13: 9780674025981

Pub. Date: 09/15/2007

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Writing to a friend, Horace describes the man as fascinated by "the discordant harmony of the cosmos, its purpose and power." Andrew Scholtz takes this notion of "discordant harmony" and argues for it as an aesthetic principle where classical Athenian literature addresses politics in the idiom of sexual desire. His approach is an untried one for this kind of topic…  See more details below

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Writing to a friend, Horace describes the man as fascinated by "the discordant harmony of the cosmos, its purpose and power." Andrew Scholtz takes this notion of "discordant harmony" and argues for it as an aesthetic principle where classical Athenian literature addresses politics in the idiom of sexual desire. His approach is an untried one for this kind of topic. Drawing on theorists of the sociality of language, Scholtz shows how eros, consuming, destabilizing desire, became a vehicle for exploring and exploiting dissonance within the songs Athenians sang about themselves. Thus he shows how societal tension and instability could register as an ideologically charged polyphony in works like the Periclean Funeral Oration, Aristophanes' Knights, and Xenophon's Symposium.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674025981
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2007
Series:
Hellenic Studies Series, #24
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Abbreviations     viii
Introduction     1
"Lovers of It": Erotic Ambiguity in the Periclean Funeral Oration     21
He Loves You, He Loves You Not: Demophilic Courtship in Aristophanes' Knights     43
Forgive and Forget: Concordia discors in Aristophanes' Assemblywomen and Lysistrata     71
Satyr, Lover, Teacher, Pimp: Socrates and His Many Masks     111
Conclusions     145
Bibliography     147
Index     165

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