But perhaps Else's thumbnail sketch can lead us in a different direction, urging us
to take the Greeks' playacting seriously. That is to say, perhaps Herodotus and
other reporters of the archaic period focused their attention on the right objects (if
Author: Carol Dougherty
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This volume brings together essays by archaeologists, historians, and literary scholars in a comprehensive examination of the Greek archaic age. A time of dramatic and revolutionary change when many of the institutions and thought patterns that would shape Greek culture evolved, this period has become the object of renewed scholarly interest in recent years. Yet it has resisted reconstruction, largely because its documentation is less complete than that of the classical period. In order to read the text of archaic Greece, the contributors here apply new methods--including anthropology, literary theory, and cultural history--to central issues, among them the interpretation of ritual, the origins of hero cult and its relation to politics, the evolving ideologies of colonization and athletic victory, the representation of statesmen and sages, and the serendipitous development of democracy. With their interdisciplinary approaches, the various essays demonstrate the interdependence of politics, religion, and economics in this period; the importance of public performance for negotiating social interaction; and the creative use of the past to structure a changing present. Cultural Poetics in Ancient Greece offers a vigorous and coherent response to the scholarly challenges of the archaic period.
Author: Associate Professor of Classical Studies Carol DoughertyPublish On: 2003-10-02
She is the author of The Poetics of Colonization : From City to Text in Archaic Greece ( 1993 ) and The Raft of Odysseus : The Ethnographic Imagination of
Homer ' s Odyssey ( 2001 ) . She also coedited with Leslie Kurke Cultural Poetics in ...
Author: Associate Professor of Classical Studies Carol Dougherty
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The Cultures within Ancient Greek Culture challenges the conventional perception of ancient Greece as the paradigm for unified models of culture. It offers an alternative view of archaic and classical Greece, one in which the contact, conflict and collaboration of a variety of "subcultures" combine to comprise what we now understand as "greekness." This volume argues for the recognition and analysis of cultural contact within Greece, focussing on the micromechanics of cultural exchange, the permeability of cultural boundaries, and the significance of Delphi's geographically marginal, yet symbolically central location as an "internal contact zone."
Competition and Politics N. Fisher, “The Culture of Competition,” in K. Raaflaub
and H. Van Wees, eds. A Companion to Archaic ... Cultural Poetics in Archaic Greece: Cult, Performance, Politics (Oxford, 1998), pp. 131–163. Wealth J.
Author: Brian M. Lavelle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
An introductory guide to the Archaic period in ancient Greece—the people, their society, and their culture. Excerpts from literary and other texts give voice to the interests, concerns, and emotions of the Archaic Greeks themselves. This book provides a brief but comprehensive introduction to the society and culture of the Archaic period in the Greek world from c. 750 to c. 480 BCE. It focuses on the persistent and often-conflicting themes, topics, and controversies of the Archaic Age (e.g., elite and non-elite, religion and science, tradition and humanism). It seeks to lead the reader to a broader and deeper understanding of the period by placing themes and topics in a mutually supportive contextual network that will underscore their significance. Archaic Greece: The Age of New Reckonings begins with a chapter on how sources for the period are evaluated and deployed, and goes on to offer a concise yet thorough historical overview of the Archaic period. Subsequent chapters cover polis and politics; war and violence; religion; science; philosophy; art; literature; festivals and games; social forces, values, and behaviors; and gender and sex. The book: Offers a novel approach to a very significant period that foregrounds literary evidence and the words voiced by Archaic Greeks, combining scholarship with readability; Conceptualizes Archaic Greek culture and society by focusing substantially on topics that supplement the history of the period; Combines diverse elements of society and culture, including religion, art, literature, games and festivals, gender, sexuality, and politics in order to develop a unique picture of Greece during the Archaic period; Includes a summarizing essay that draws chapters together, emphasizing the implications of their topics and themes. Archaic Greece: The Age of New Reckonings should appeal to college-level instructors as a book to assign to students enrolled in courses involving Archaic Greece and to others interested in this intriguing and pivotal period in ancient Greece.
The Metopes of Selinus Clemente Marconi, James R McCredie Professor of
Greek Art and Archaeology and University Professor Clemente Marconi ... In Cultural Poetics in Archaic Greece , edited by C. Dougherty and L. Kurke , 73–91
The first draft of this essay was written for a conference on cultural poetics in archaic Greece, held at Wellesley College in October 1990; it was substantially
revised in the summer of 199 1, when I was Visiting Fellow at the University of
Author: Peter John Rhodes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Political Science
Athens' democracy developed during the sixth and fifth centuries and continued into the fourth; Athens' defeat by Macedon in 322 began a series of alternations between democracy and oligarchy. The democracy was inseparably bound up with the ideals of liberty and equality, the rule of law, and the direct government of the people by the people. Liberty means above all freedom of speech, the right to be heard in the public assembly and the right to speak one's mind in private. Equality meant the equal right of male citizens (perhaps 60,000 in the fifth century, 30,000 in the fourth) to participate in the government of the state and the administration of the law. Disapproved of as a mob rule until the nineteenth century, the institutions of Athenian democracy have become an inspiration for modern democratic politics and political philosophy. P. J. Rhodes's reader focuses on the political institutions, political activity, history, and nature of Athenian democracy and introduces some of the best British, American, German, and French scholarship on its origins, theory, and practice. Part I is devoted to political institutions: citizenship, the assembly, the law-courts, and capital punishment. Part II explores aspects of political activity: the demagogues and their relationship with the assembly, the maneuverings of the politicians, competitive festivals, and the separation of public from private life. Part III looks at three crucial points in the development of the democracy: the reforms of Solon, Cleisthenes, and Ephialtes. Part IV considers what it was in Greek life that led to the development of democracy. Some of the authors adopt broad-brush approaches to major questions; others analyze a particular body of evidence in detail. Use is made of archeology, comparison with other societies, the location of festivals in their civic context, and the need to penetrate behind what the classical Athenians made of their past.
Essays on Ancient Greek Democracy and Political Theory Josiah Ober ... The first
draft of this essay was written for a conference on cultural poetics in archaic Greece, held at Wellesley College in October 1990; it was substantially revised in
Author: Josiah Ober
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Eleven essays on Athenian democracy written and published between 1983 and 1993.
Author: James Henderson Collins IIPublish On: 2015-03-27
The Fragments of Parmenides: A critical text with introduction, translation, the
ancient testimonia and a commentary. Wolfeboro, NH: Van Gorcum. ... Cultural poetics in archaic Greece: Cult, performance, politics. Cambridge and New York:
Author: James Henderson Collins II
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This book is a study of the literary strategies which the first professional philosophers used to market their respective disciplines. Philosophers of fourth-century BCE Athens developed the emerging genre of the "protreptic" (literally, "turning" or "converting"). Simply put, protreptic discourse uses a rhetoric of conversion that urges a young person to adopt a specific philosophy in order to live a good life. The author argues that the fourth-century philosophers used protreptic discourses to market philosophical practices and to define and legitimize a new cultural institution: the school of higher learning (the first in Western history). Specifically, the book investigates how competing educators in the fourth century produced protreptic discourses by borrowing and transforming traditional and contemporary "voices" in the cultural marketplace. They aimed to introduce and promote their new schools and define the new professionalized discipline of "philosophy." While scholars have typically examined the discourses and practices of Plato, Isocrates, and Aristotle in isolation from one another, this study rather combines philosophy, narratology, genre theory, and new historicism to focus on the discursive interaction between the three philosophers: each incorporates the discourse of his competitors into his protreptics. Appropriating and transforming the discourses of their competition, these intellectuals created literary texts that introduced their respective disciplines to potential students.
“Introduction.” Cultural Poetics in Archaic Greece, ed. Carol Dougherty and Leslie
Kurke, 1-12. New York: Oxford University Press. Dover, Kenneth James. 1989.
Greek Homosexuality. ... “Ancient Greek Olympic Commemoratives.” Canadian ...
Author: Gerald P. Schaus
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
The Olympic Games have had two lives—the first lasted for a millennium with celebrations every four years at Olympia to honour the god Zeus. The second has blossomed over the past century, from a simple start in Athens in 1896 to a dazzling return to Greece in 2004. Onward to the Olympics provides both an overview and an array of insights into aspects of the Games’ history. Leading North American archaeologists and historians of sport explore the origins of the Games, compare the ancient and the modern, discuss the organization and financing of such massive athletic festivals, and examine the participation ,or the troubling lack of it, by women. Onward to the Olympics bridges the historical divide between the ancient and the modern and concludes with a thought-provoking final essay that attempts to predict the future of the Olympics over the twenty-first century.
Cultural Poetics , 178 – 98 . 1994a The Poetics of Colonization : From city to text
in archaic Greece , Oxford . 1994b ' Archaic Greek foundation poetry : questions
of genre and occasion ' , JHS 114 , 35 - 46 . Dougherty , C . and Kurke , L . ( eds .
Author: Paul A. Cartledge
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Fourteen essays offering: Reinterpretation of archaeological material ( I. Morris ); Lakonian artistic production ( A. Powell ); Lakonian vase-painting ( A. Powell ); Iconography of Athena ( A. Villing ); Fresh interpretations of texts from Homer and Hesiod to the new Simonides ( K. Raaflaub et al ); Greek settlement in the West ( R. Osborne ); Archaic naval developments ( P. de Souza ); Archaic trade in the Mediterranean ( L. Foxhall ); Literacy and Lawmaking in Crete ( J. Whitley ); Display of weapons ( H. van Wees ).
1985). A. Andrewes, 'The Government of Classical Sparta“, in: Ancient Society
and Institutions. Studies ... The Bones of Orestes', in: C. Dougherty / L. Kurke (odd
), Cultural Poetics in Archaic Greece (Cambridge 1993), 164-177. Bonnechere ...
Author: Michael Lipka
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Der vorliegende Band bietet eine kritische Neuausgabe der unter dem Namen Xenophons (ca. 430 - 355 v. Chr.) überlieferten staatsphilosophischen Schrift Der Staat der Spartaner. Der griechische Text ist auf der Basis der wichtigsten Handschriften neu rekonstruiert worden. Ergänzt wird er von einer ausführlichen Einleitung, einem kritischen Kommentar und einer Übersetzung ins Englische. Die Einleitung diskutiert Fragen der Authentizität und der Datierung und informiert umfassend über Quellen und Rezeption, Sprache und Stil sowie über die Handschriftenlage. Der Kommentar ist sowohl philologischen wie auch historischen Problemen gewidmet.
The Poetics of Colonization : From City to Text in Archaic Greece . New York and
Oxford : Oxford University Press . 1998. " It's murder to found a colony . " In Cultural Poetics in Archaic Greece , edited by C. Dougherty and L. Kurke , 178-98
Carlsson, S. (2010), Hellenistic Democracies: Freedom, Independence and
Political Procedure in some East Greek ... 7 B.C.', in C. Dougherty and L. Kurke (
eds), Cultural Poetics in Ancient Greece, Cambridge: Cambridge University
Author: Benjamin Isakhan
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Re-examines the long and complex history of democracy and broadens the traditional view of this history by complementing it with examples from unexplored or under-examined quarters.
Author: Evanthia Tsitsibakou-VasalosPublish On: 2007
A Study in Greek Values ( Oxford ) . Alexiou , Stylianos . 1986 . ... Ancient Ideas
on the Origin and Development of Language , ” TPhS : 3560 Antonaccio , Carla .
1998 . “ The Archaeology of Ancestors , " in : Cultural Poetics in Archaic Greece .
Author: Evanthia Tsitsibakou-Vasalos
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh
The potential of ancient Greek poetic etymologizing and its reception in antiquity are analyzed with new interpretive models. The author studies poetic etymology in a holistic and integrative manner, as a tool of thematic and narrative unification. Select passages from Homer and archaic lyric poetry provide the matrix for etymological patterns; their validity is examined in an intertextual study of the names of Pelops and his kin. This family exhibits a consistent naming system: the signifiers and signifieds of its male members manifest a lexical and semantic affinity; fathers and sons are linked with inherited linguistic and behavioral bonds. Pelops is given a focal position on account of his preeminence at Olympia and his polyvalent and polysemous name, in which the ambiguities and polarities of his mythic and cultic identity are embedded.
For the formation of the city community see R. Osborne , Greece in the Making
and I. Morris , Burial and Ancient Society ... Cultural Poetics in Archaic Greece (
Cambridge , 1993 ) and in Nigel Spivey and Robin Osborne's books on Greek art
Author: Charles Freeman
Publisher: Viking Adult
A study of the ancient civilization that transformed the Western world examines Grecian poetry, drama, philosophy, mathematics, medicine, and art
In R. Ashton & S. Hurter ( eds ) Studies in Greek Numismatics in Memory of M.J.
Price . London , pp . 225-232 . L. Kurke ( 1993 ) “ The Economy of Kudos . ' In C.
Dougherty & L. Kurke ( eds ) Cultural Poetics in Archaic Greece . Cambridge .
Author: Sitta Von Reden
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
Looking at Homer, Athens and money, this text examines the economy of Ancient Greece and the complexity of ancient trade.
Dimitrios Yatromanolakis, Panagiotis Roilos, George Seferis Professor of Modern
Greek Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature Panagiotis Roilos. one , J
. P . 1857 ... Cultural Poetics in Archaic Greece : Cult , Performance , Politics .
Author: Dimitrios Yatromanolakis
Publisher: Harvard Univ Center for Hellenic
Category: Social Science
Investigating ritual in Greece from cross-disciplinary and transhistorical perspectives, Greek Ritual Poetics offers novel readings of the pivotal role of ritual in Greek traditions by exploring a broad spectrum of texts, art, and social practices. This collection of essays written by an international group of leading scholars in a number of disciplines presents a variety of methodological approaches to secular and religious rituals, and to the narrative and conceptual strategies of their reenactment and manipulation in literary, pictorial, and social discourses. Addressing understudied aspects of Greek ritual and societies, this book will prove significant for classicists, anthropologists, Byzantinists, art historians, neohellenists, and comparatists interested in the interaction between ritual, aesthetics, and cultural communicative systems.
Plato's passionate philosophical criticism of the poets succeeded in showing that
the educational influence of poetry was far less wide than men had believed;2
but all his attacks did not shake the supremacy of Homer. The Greeks always felt
Author: Werner Jaeger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Werner Jaeger's classic three-volume work, originally published in 1939, is now available in paperback. Paideia, the shaping of Greek character through a union of civilization, tradition, literature, and philosophy is the basis for Jaeger's evaluation of Hellenic culture. Volume I describes the foundation, growth, and crisis of Greek culture during the archaic and classical epochs, ending with the collapse of the Athenian empire. The second and third volumes of the work deal with the intellectual history of ancient Greece in the Age of Plato, the 4th century B.C.--the age in which Greece lost everything that is valued in this world--state, power, liberty--but still clung to the concept of paideia. As its last great poet, Menander summarized the primary role of this ideal in Greek culture when he said: "The possession which no one can take away from man is paideia."
14 More than that , he is the earliest historical Greek claimed by an ancient
author to have received cult in his lifetime ... 5 - 18 ; L . Kurke , ' The econo - my of
kudos ' , in C . Dougherty and L . Kurke ( eds ) , Cultural Poetics in Archaic Greece .
Author: Percy Gardner
Vols. 1-8, 1880-87, plates published separately and numbered I-LXXXIII.