Gaze, Vision, and Visuality in Ancient Greek Literature

Gaze, Vision, and Visuality in Ancient Greek Literature


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ISBN-13: 9783110568998
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 03/05/2018
Series: Trends in Classics - Supplementary Volumes Series , #54
Pages: 535
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alexandros Kampakoglou, Trinity College, Oxford, UK and Anna Novokhatko, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany.

Table of Contents

Foreword v

List of Images xi

Introduction xv

Section I Epic and Lyric Poetry

War as a spectacle Françoise Létoublon 3

The Eyes of Odysseus. Gaze, Desire and Control in the Odyssey Jonas Grethlein 33

Blindness and Blinding in the Homeric Odyssey Claudia Michel 61

Apollonius Rhodius Argonautica 4 and the epic gaze: There and back again Helen Lovatt 88

Gazing at heroes in Apollonius' Argonautica Alexandros Kampakoglou 113

Gazing at Helen with Stesichorus P. J. Finglass 140

Section II Drama

Seeing the invisible: Interior Spaces and Uncanny Erinyes in Aeschylus' Oresteia Emmanuela Bakola 163

Visual Intertextuality in Ancient Greek Drama: Euripides' Bacchae and the Use of the Art Media Anna Lamari 187

"You must not stand in one place": seeing in Sicilian and Old Attic Comedy Anna Novokhatko 205

Visual and non-visual uses of demonstratives with the deictic ι in Greek Comedy Christian Orth 233

Section III Rhetoric, Historiography, and Philosophy

Reimagining Helen of Troy: Gorgias and Isocrates on Seeing and Being Seen Ekaterina Chugaeva Haskins 245

Metahistory and the visual in Herodotus and Thucydides Rosie Harman 271

Dealing with the Invisible - War in Procopius Felix K. Maier 289

Being or Appearing Virtuous? The Challenges of Leadership in Xenophon's Cyropaedia Melina Tamiolaki 308

The Aesthetics of Vision in Plato's Phaedo and Timaeus Andrea Nightingale 331

Section IV Literary Texts meeting other Media

A Picture of Ecphrasis: The Younger Philostratus and the Homeric Shield of Achilles Michael Squire 357

Undressing For Artemis: Sensory Approaches to Clothes Dedications in Hellenistic Epigram and in the Cult Of Artemis Brauronia Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis 418

Viewing and Identification: The Agency of the Viewer in Archaic and Early Classical Greek Visual Culture Nikolaus Dietrich 464

List of Contributors 493

Subject Index 497

Author Index 503

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