The Traffic in Praise: Pindar and the Poetics of Social Economy

The Traffic in Praise: Pindar and the Poetics of Social Economy

by Leslie Kurke
     
 

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Pindar's epinikia were poems commissioned to celebrate athletic victories in the first half of the fifth century BCE. Drawing on the insights of interpretive anthropology and cultural history, Leslie Kurke examines the odes as public performances which enact the reintegration of the athletic victor into his heterogeneous communities. Kurke considers in particular the…  See more details below

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Pindar's epinikia were poems commissioned to celebrate athletic victories in the first half of the fifth century BCE. Drawing on the insights of interpretive anthropology and cultural history, Leslie Kurke examines the odes as public performances which enact the reintegration of the athletic victor into his heterogeneous communities. Kurke considers in particular the different modes of exchange in which Pindar's poetry participated: the symbolic economy of the household, gift exchange between aristocratic houses, and the workings of monetary exchange within the city.

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ISBN-13:
9781939926012
Publisher:
California Classical Studies
Publication date:
10/07/2013
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
616 KB

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