The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

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The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies is a unique collection of some seventy articles which together explore the ways in which ancient Greece has been, is, and might be studied. It is intended to inform its readers, but also, importantly, to inspire them, and to enable them to pursue their own research by introducing the primary resources and exploring the latest agenda for their study. The emphasis is on the breadth and potential of Hellenic Studies as a flourishing and exciting intellectual arena, and also upon its relevance to the way we think about ourselves today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199286140
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/18/2009
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 912
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

George Boys-Stones is Senior Lecturer in Classics, Durham University. Barbara Graziosi is Senior Lecturer in Classics, Durham University. Phiroze Vasunia is Reader in Classics, Reading University.

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Table of Contents

I. Hellenes and Hellenisms
1. Introduction
2. Hellenism and Modernity, James I. Porter
3. Indigenous Hellenisms / Indigenous Modernities, Yannis Hamilakis
4. Near Eastern Perspectives on the Greeks, Robert Rollinger
5. Colonies and Colonization, Franco De Angelis
6. The Athenian Empire, Polly Low
7. Alexander the Great, Pierre Briant
8. Hellenistic Culture, Susan Stephens
9. Roman Perspectives on the Greeks, Alessandro Barchiesi
10. Greece under Rome, Tim Whitmarsh
11. Hebraism and Hellenism, Erich S. Gruen
12. The Greek Heritage in Islam, Gotthard Strohmaier
13. Hellenism in the Renaissance, Christopher S. Celenza
14. Hellenism in the Enlightenment, Paul Cartledge
15. Ideologies of Hellenism, Luciano Canfora
II. The Polis
1. Introduction
2. The Polis, James Redfield
3. Civic Institutions, Sara Forsdyke
4. Economy and Trade, Sitta von Reden
5. War and Society, Peter Hunt
6. Urban Landscape and Architecture, Robin Osborne
7. The City as Memory, John Ma
8. Ancient Concepts of Personal Identity, Christopher Gill
9. Symposium and the Culture of Consumption, Fiona Hobden
10. Age, Peer Groups, Rites of Passage, Claude Calame
11. Friendship, Love, and Marriage, Eva Cantarella
12. Sexuality and Gender, Laura McClure
13. Slavery, Page duBois
14. Ethnic Prejudice and Racism, Benjamin Isaac
15. Maritime Identities, Kim Ayodeji
16. Travel and Travel Writing, Maria Pretzler
17. Religion, Julia Kindt
18. Games and Festivals, Jason König
19. Just Visiting: The Mobile World of Classical Athens, Carol Dougherty
20. Political Theory, C. J. Rowe
III. Performance and Texts
1. Introduction
2. Performance and Text in Ancient Greece, Gregory Nagy
3. Literacy and Books, Wolfgang Rösler
4. Epic Poetry, Johannes Haubold
5. Lyric poetry, Andrew Capra
6. Tragedy, Oliver Taplin
7. Comedy, David Konstan
8. Historiography, Caroline Dewald
9. Oratory, Lene Rubinstein
10. Low Philosophy, William D. Desmond
11. High Philosophy, Dirk Baltzly
12. Magic, Derek Collins
13. Medicine, Brooke Holmes
14. Music, Eleonora Rocconi
15. Exact Sciences, Reviel Netz
16. Hellenistic Poetry, Alexander Sens
17. Biography, Christopher Pelling
18. The Novel, Stephen A. Nimis
19. Performance, Andrew Ford
IV. Methods and Approaches
1. Introduction
2. Comparative Approaches to the Study of Culture, G. E. R. Lloyd
3. Postcolonialism, Emily Greenwood
4. Demography and Sociology, Walter Scheidel
5. Myth, Mythology, and Mythography, Jan N. Bremmer
6. Gender Studies, Marilyn Skinner
7. Comparative Philology and Linguistics, Philomen Probert
8. Epigraphy, P. J. Rhodes
9. Archaeology, James Whitley
10. Numismatics, Andrew Meadows
11. Manuscript Studies, Natalie Tchernetska
12. Papyrology, David Armstrong
13. Textual Criticism, Luigi Battezzato
14. Commentaries, Barbara Graziosi
15. Psychoanalysis, Rachel Bowlby
16. Translation Studies, Alexandra Lianeri
17. Film Studies, Pantelis Michelakis
18. Reception, Miriam Leonard

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