Poetry, Theory, Praxis: The Social Life of Myth, Word and Image in Ancient Greece. Essays in Honour of William J. Slater

Poetry, Theory, Praxis: The Social Life of Myth, Word and Image in Ancient Greece. Essays in Honour of William J. Slater

by Eric Csapo
     
 
A Festschrift in honour of the classical scholar, William J Slater, this volume looks at the social life of theories, artifacts, and poems in ancient Greece. The central focus of the collection is Greek theatre, but essays on such typically Slaterian subjects as ancient scholarship, lyric poetry, art, and inscriptions are also included. From a literary search for the

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A Festschrift in honour of the classical scholar, William J Slater, this volume looks at the social life of theories, artifacts, and poems in ancient Greece. The central focus of the collection is Greek theatre, but essays on such typically Slaterian subjects as ancient scholarship, lyric poetry, art, and inscriptions are also included. From a literary search for the elusive Pelasgians, an iconographic analysis of illustrations of Athenian women's religious rituals, to reflections on the revival and politicisation of Greek plays in the modern era, each paper attempts to elucidate the meaning of ancient Greek words, myths, poems, artifacts, theories, and activities by reinserting them into their cultural environment.

Editorial Reviews

Ancient West & East, 2005 - John Boardman
Bill Slater should be well pleased with these tributes.'
Bryn Mawr Classical Review
The book is carefully produced...contains 91 black and white illustrations, an essential addition to a book that draws so extensively from decorative art...
The interdisciplinary nature of this volume provides a stimulating survey of poetic, religious and artistic representations and their association with their social and cultural contexts. The general high quality of the essays makes this volume a welcome do/sis to a deserving teacher and scholar of Classics.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842171011
Publisher:
Oxbow Books
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Series:
None Ser.
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.81(d)

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