From Ikaria to the Stars: Classical Mythification, Ancient and Modern

From Ikaria to the Stars: Classical Mythification, Ancient and Modern

by Peter Green



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292702301
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 07/28/2004
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

PETER GREEN is James R. Dougherty, Jr., Centennial Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin. Currently he serves as Adjunct Professor of Classics at the University of Iowa and Editor of Syllecta Classica.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction
1. "These Fragments Have I Shored against My Ruins": Apollonius Rhodius and the Social Revalidation of Myth for a New Age
2. The Flight-Plan of Daedalus
3. Works and Days 1-285: Hesiod's Invisible Audience
4. Athenian History and Historians in the Fifth Century B.C.
5. The Metamorphosis of the Barbarian: Athenian Panhellenism in a Changing World
6. Text and Context in the Matter of Xenophon's Exile
7. Rebooking the Flute-Girls: A Fresh Look at the Chronological Evidence for the Fall of Athens and the Eight-Month Rule of the Thirty
8. A Variety of Greek Appetites
9. Alexander's Alexandria
10. The Muses' Birdcage, Then and Now
11. How Political Was the Stoa?
12. Ancient Ethics, Modern Therapy
13. Getting to Be a Star: The Politics of Catasterism
14. The Innocence of Procris: Ovid A.A. 3. 687-746
15. Magic and the Principle of Apparent Causality in Pliny's Natural History Appendix A. Tanglewood Tales for the Yuppies Appendix B. Homer for the Kiddies Bibliography Index

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