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Sympotica

Sympotica

A Symposium on the Symposion

  • Author: Oswyn Murray
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 351
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This is the first book to discuss the effects of the symposion or male drinking group of archaic and classical Greece on all aspects of Greek art and culture.

Greek Bastardy in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods

Greek Bastardy in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods

  • Author: Daniel Ogden
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198150190
  • Category: History
  • Page: 430
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Societies are defined at their margins. In the ancient Greek world bastards were often marginal, their affinities being with the female, the alien, the servile, the poor, and the sick. The study of bastardy in ancient Greece is therefore of an importance that goes far beyond the subject's intrinsic interest, and provides insights into the structure of Greek society as a whole. This is the first full-length book on the subject, and it reviews the major evidence from Athens, Sparta, Gortyn, and Hellenistic Egypt, as well as collating and analysing fragmentary evidence from the other Greek states. Dr Ogden shows how attitudes towards legitimacy differed across the various city states, and analyses their developments across time. He also advances new interpretations of more familiar problems of Athenian bastardy, such as Pericles' citizenship law. The book should interest historians of a wide range of social topics - from law and the economy to the study of women in antiquity and sexuality.

The Symposion in Ancient Greek Society and Thought

The Symposion in Ancient Greek Society and Thought

  • Author: Fiona Hobden
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107026660
  • Category: History
  • Page: 299
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This book provides nsights into the symposion's importance in Greek culture by tracing the discursive power of its representations.

From Autothanasia to Suicide

From Autothanasia to Suicide

Self-killing in Classical Antiquity

  • Author: Anton J. L. van Hooff
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113495378X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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Using almost a thousand case studies, both real and fictional, Dr van Hooff provides us with a unique and engaging insight into self-killing in the Graeco-Roman world. The author analyses the methods and motives which lie behind self-killing relating them to ancient popular morality as it appears in the various media and traces the development of the concept of self-murder, as opposed to the original idea of autothanasia, which lies at the root of the Christian abhorrence of suicide.

Plato's Dialectic at Play

Plato's Dialectic at Play

Argument, Structure, and Myth in the Symposium

  • Author: Kevin Corrigan,Elena Glazov-Corrigan
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 0271075589
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 280
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The Symposium is one of Plato’s most accessible dialogues, an engrossing historical document as well as an entertaining literary masterpiece. By uncovering the structural design of the dialogue, Plato’s Dialectic at Play aims at revealing a Plato for whom the dialogical form was not merely ornamentation or philosophical methodology but the essence of philosophical exploration. His dialectic is not only argument; it is also play. Careful analysis of each layer of the text leads cumulatively to a picture of the dialogue’s underlying structure, related to both argument and myth, and shows that a dynamic link exists between Diotima’s higher mysteries and the organization of the dialogue as a whole. On this basis the authors argue that the Symposium, with its positive theory of art contained in the ascent to the Beautiful, may be viewed as a companion piece to the Republic, with its negative critique of the role of art in the context of the Good. Following Nietzsche’s suggestion and applying criteria developed by Mikhail Bakhtin, they further argue for seeing the Symposium as the first novel. The book concludes with a comprehensive reevaluation of the significance of the Symposium and its place in Plato’s thought generally, touching on major issues in Platonic scholarship: the nature of art, the body-soul connection, the problem of identity, the relationship between mythos and logos, Platonic love, and the question of authorial writing and the vanishing signature of the absent Plato himself.

Pharmakon

Pharmakon

Plato, Drug Culture, and Identity in Ancient Athens

  • Author: Michael A. Rinella
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739146866
  • Category: History
  • Page: 325
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Pharmakon traces the emergence of an ethical discourse in ancient Greece, one centered on states of psychological ecstasy. In the dialogues of Plato, philosophy is itself characterized as a pharmakon, one superior to a large number of rival occupations, each of which laid claim to their powers being derived from, connected with, or likened to, a pharmakon. Accessible yet erudite, Pharmakon is one of the most comprehensive examinations of the place of intoxicants in ancient thought yet written.

The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World

The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World

  • Author: Michael Peachin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195188004
  • Category: History
  • Page: 738
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Michael Peachin is Professor of Classics at New York University. --Book Jacket.

"The Poor, the Crippled, the Blind, and the Lame"

Physical and Sensory Disability in the Gospels of the New Testament

  • Author: Louise A. Gosbell
  • Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
  • ISBN: 316155132X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 427
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The New Testament gospels feature numerous social exchanges between Jesus and people with various physical and sensory disabilities. Despite this, traditional biblical scholarship has not seen these people as agents in their own right but existing only to highlight the actions of Jesus as a miracle worker. In this study, Louise A. Gosbell uses disability as a lens through which to explore a number of these passages anew. Using the cultural model of disability as the theoretical basis, she explores the way that the gospel writers, as with other writers of the ancient world, used the language of disability as a means of understanding, organising, and interpreting the experiences of humanity. Her investigation highlights the ways in which the gospel writers reinforce and reflect, as well as subvert, culturally-driven constructions of disability in the ancient world.

Plato's Dialogue on Friendship

Plato's Dialogue on Friendship

An Interpretation of the Lysis, with a New Translation

  • Author: David Bolotin,Plato
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801495618
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 227
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The Red and the Black

The Red and the Black

Studies in Greek Pottery

  • Author: Brian A. Sparkes
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134525583
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
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The Red and the Black covers the major stages in the history of Greek pottery production, both figured and plain, as they are understood today. It provides an up-to-date evaluation of ways of studying Greek pottery and encourages new approaches. There is a detailed analysis of the subject matter of figured scenes covering some of the main preoccupations of ancient Greece: myth, fantasy and everyday life. Furthermore, it sets the artefacts in the context of the societies that produced them, highlighting the social, art historical, mythological and economic information that can be revealed from their study. This volume also covers a hitherto neglected area: the history of the collecting of Greek pottery through the Renaissance and up to the present day. It shows how market values have gradually increased to the high prices of today and goes on to take a closer look at the enthusiasm of the collectors.

The Never-ending Feast

The Never-ending Feast

The Anthropology and Archaeology of Feasting

  • Author: Kaori O'Connor
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1847889271
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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Feast! Throughout human history, and in all parts of the world, feasts have been at the heart of life. The great museums of the world are full of the remains of countless ghostly feasts Â? dishes that once bore rich meats, pitchers used to pour choice wines, tall jars that held beer sipped through long straws of gold and lapis, immense cauldrons from which hundreds of people could be served. Why were feasts so important, and is there more to feasting than abundance and enjoyment? The Never-Ending Feast is a pioneering work that draws on anthropology, archaeology and history to look at the dynamics of feasting among the great societies of antiquity renowned for their magnificence and might. Reflecting new directions in academic study, the focus shifts beyond the medieval and early modern periods in Western Europe, eastwards to Mesopotamia, Assyria and Achaemenid Persia, early Greece, the Mongol Empire, Shang China and Heian Japan. The past speaks through texts and artefacts. We see how feasts were the primary arena for displays of hierarchy, status and power; a stage upon which loyalties and alliances were negotiated; the occasion for the mobilization and distribution of resources, a means of pleasing the gods, and the place where identities were created, consolidated Â? and destroyed. The Never-Ending Feast transforms our understanding of feasting past and present, revitalising the fields of anthropology, archaeology, history, museum studies, material culture and food studies, for all of which it is essential reading.

Regional Private Laws and Codification in Europe

Regional Private Laws and Codification in Europe

  • Author: Hector L. MacQueen,Antoni Vaquer,Santiago Espiau Espiau
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139438780
  • Category: Law
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Regions within European Union member states (such as Scotland in the UK and Catalonia in Spain) have their own legal systems: how will the process of 'Europeanization' affect them? This volume examines the phenomenon of 'regional' private law in the European Union, considering jurisdictions and laws below those of the member states and drawing comparisons with other such jurisdictions elsewhere in the world, such as Louisiana and Quebec. The whole is considered in relation to the development of European private law, and the use of codification in that process. This volume will be of interest to academic lawyers worldwide, advanced law students and European policy-makers.

Food, Cuisine and Society in Prehistoric Greece

Food, Cuisine and Society in Prehistoric Greece

  • Author: Paul Halstead,John C. Barrett
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books
  • ISBN: 1842171674
  • Category: History
  • Page: 216
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Food and drink, along with the material culture involved in their consumption, can signify a variety of social distinctions, identities and values. Thus, in Early Minoan Knossos, tableware was used to emphasize the difference between the host and the guests, and at Mycenaean Pylos the status of banqueters was declared as much by the places assigned to them as by the quality of the vessles form which they ate and drank. The ten contributions to this volume highlight the extraordinary opportunity for multi-disciplinary research in this area.

Sex in the Ancient World from A to Z

Sex in the Ancient World from A to Z

  • Author: John Younger
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134547021
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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In this fascinating and revealing A-to-Z, John G. Younger examines the sexual practices, expressions and attitudes of the Greeks and Romans, from Catullus and Caligula, to orgies and obscenity, and from abstinence and incest, to pederasty and prostitution. The book opens with an overview of current thinking on ancient sex and sexuality, and goes on to provide an extraordinarily wide coverage of a sexual culture so very different from our own, approaching the subject from the perspectives of literature, history, archaeology and art. Comprehensive, reliable and eye-opening, this A-to-Z illuminates an important aspect of the classical world. For those who want to take their reading further, there are numerous references to ancient sources and modern scholarship, as well as a separate section of works of art. This is an ideal introduction to and exploration of sex in the ancient world for readers at every level.

Food in the Ancient World from A to Z

Food in the Ancient World from A to Z

  • Author: Andrew Dalby
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135954224
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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Sensual yet pre-eminently functional, food is of intrinsic interest to us all. This exciting new work by a leading authority explores food and related concepts in the Greek and Roman worlds. In entries ranging from a few lines to a couple of pages, Andrew Dalby describes individual foodstuffs (such as catfish, gazelle, peaches and parsley), utensils, ancient writers on food, and a vast range of other topics, drawn from classical literature, history and archaeology, as well as looking at the approaches of modern scholars. Approachable, reliable and fun, this A-to-Z explains and clarifies a subject that crops up in numerous classical sources, from plays to histories and beyond. It also gives references to useful primary and secondary reading. It will be an invaluable companion for students, academics and gastronomes alike.

Classical Archaeology of Greece

Classical Archaeology of Greece

Experiences of the Discipline

  • Author: Michael Shanks
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415085212
  • Category: History
  • Page: 199
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Archaeologists do not discover the past but take the fragmentary remains which they recover and make something of them. Archaeology is a process of detection and supposition; this is what makes it so fascinating. However, the interpretations of archaeologists differ and change over time. They depend upon the amount of evidence available, the ideas and preconceptions of the archaeologist and their interests and aims. Michael Shanks's enlivening work is a guide to the discipline of classical archaeology and its objects. It assesses archaeology as a means of reconstructing ancient Greek society using the latest approaches of social archaeology. In addition, The Classical Archaeology of Greece outlines the history of the discipline and discusses why Classical Greece continues to fascinate us and why it has had such an impact on European civilization and identity.

Ancient Greek Cults

Ancient Greek Cults

A Guide

  • Author: Jennifer Larson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134346190
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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Using archaeological, epigraphic, and literary sources; and incorporating current scholarly theories, this volume will serve as an excellent companion to any introduction to Greek mythology, showing a side of the Greek gods to which most students are rarely exposed. Detailed enough to be used as a quick reference tool or text, and providing a readable account focusing on the oldest, most widespread, and most interesting religious practices of the ancient Greek world in the Archaic and Classical periods, Ancient Greek Cults surveys ancient Greek religion through the cults of its gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines. Jennifer Larson conveniently summarizes a vast amount of material in many languages, normally inaccessible to undergrad students, and explores, in detail, the variety of cults celebrated by the Greeks, how these cults differed geographically, and how each deity was conceptualized in local cult titles and rituals. Including an introductory chapter on sources and methods, and suggestions for further reading this book will allow readers to gain a fresh perspective on Greek religion.

Roman Imperial Identities in the Early Christian Era

Roman Imperial Identities in the Early Christian Era

  • Author: Judith Perkins
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134152647
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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Through the close study of texts, Roman Imperial Identities in the Early Christian Era examines the overlapping emphases and themes of two cosmopolitan and multiethnic cultural identities emerging in the early centuries CE – a trans-empire alliance of the Elite and the "Christians." Exploring the cultural representations of these social identities, Judith Perkins shows that they converge around an array of shared themes: violence, the body, prisons, courts, and time. Locating Christian representations within their historical context and in dialogue with other contemporary representations, it asks why do Christian representations share certain emphases? To what do they respond, and to whom might they appeal? For example, does the increasing Christian emphasis on a fully material human resurrection in the early centuries, respond to the evolution of a harsher and more status based judicial system? Judith Perkins argues that Christians were so successful in suppressing their social identity as inhabitants of the Roman Empire, that historical documents and testimony have been sequestered as "Christian" rather than recognized as evidence for the social dynamics enacted during the period, Her discussion offers a stimulating survey of interest to students of ancient narrative, cultural studies and gender.

Greek Identity in the Western Mediterranean

Greek Identity in the Western Mediterranean

Papers in Honour of Brian Shefton

  • Author: Brian Benjamin Shefton,Kathryn Lomas
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9789004133006
  • Category: History
  • Page: 504
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This collection of essays, in honour of Professor B.B. Shefton, provides an innovative exploration of the culture of the Greek colonies of the Western Mediterranean, their relations with their non-Greek neigbours, and the evolution of distinctive regional identities.

Nomos

Nomos

Essays in Athenian Law, Politics and Society

  • Author: Paul Cartledge,Paul Millett
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521522090
  • Category: History
  • Page: 260
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Ten scholars explore ways of reading Athenian legal texts in their social and cultural context.