Worshipping Virtues

Worshipping Virtues

by Emma Stafford
     
 

A scholarly investigation of the worship of abstracts and allegorical personifications in ancient Greece. Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, Emma Stafford considers the ways in which Greeks perceived incarnations of abstractions or non-human ideals in religion, poetry, drama, in architectural sculpture and figurative statues.See more details below

Overview

A scholarly investigation of the worship of abstracts and allegorical personifications in ancient Greece. Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, Emma Stafford considers the ways in which Greeks perceived incarnations of abstractions or non-human ideals in religion, poetry, drama, in architectural sculpture and figurative statues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780715630440
Publisher:
Classical Press of Wales, The
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Emma Stafford is the author of numerous papers on Greek mythology and iconography, and is currently preparing a source book on Greek religion.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations Acknowledgements Abbreviations and conventions 1. Personification, allegory and belief 2. Themis: archaic personification and the epithet theory 3. Nemesis: 'myth into logos?' 4. Peitho: the seductive power of rhetoric 5. Hygieia: 'not a goddess but a gift of God'? 6. Eirene: propaganda and allegory 7. Eleos: the Athenian 'altar of Pity' and its god 8. Conclusion Appendix: bibliographic note Bibliography Index

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