Italy's Lost Greece

Magna Graecia and the Making of Modern Archaeology

Author: Giovanna Ceserani

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199744270

Category: Art

Page: 331

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Italy's Lost Greece reveals the untold story of the modern engagement with Magna Graecia, the region of ancient Greek settlement in South Italy, and provides a unique perspective on the humanist investment in the ancient past, the evolution of modern Hellenism, and the making of the discipline of classical archaeology.
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The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West

Epinician, Oral Tradition, and the Deinomenid Empire

Author: Nigel Nicholson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190493305

Category: History

Page: 376

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The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West examines the relationship between epinician and the heroizing narratives about athletes, or "hero-athlete narratives," that circulated orally in Sicily and Italy in the late archaic and early classical period. Drawing on the colorful stories told about athletes in later sources, the fragments of Simonides, and the surviving odes of Pindar and Bacchylides, it argues that epinician was formed in opposition to orally transmitted narratives and that these two forms-epinician and the hero-athlete narrative-promoted opposed political visions, with epinician promoting the Deinomenid empire and its structures and the hero-athlete narrative opposing Deinomenid rule. Combining an intimate knowledge of the material culture of the Greek West with an innovative use of available source material, The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West exposes the rich intersections between athletics and politics in Sicily and Italy, offering a new and compelling account of Deinomenid self-promotion and of the varied and complex communities that operated under the Deinomenids' control or within their shadow. Further, by establishing models of production and interpretation for the orally transmitted narratives and bringing them into dialogue with epinician, The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West reveals much about epinician as a form, how it developed in the Greek West, what meanings it already carried, and what meanings it accrued as it was appropriated by Hieron the second Deinomenid ruler.
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The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science and the Fine Arts

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Publisher: N.A

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International Books in Print

Author: Archie Rugh,Barbara Hopkinson,K G Saur,K G Saur Books,K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company,Irene Izod

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co

ISBN: 9783598222863

Category: English imprints

Page: 1366

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