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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.

Studien Zu Ritual und Sozialgeschichte Im Alten Orient

Studien Zu Ritual und Sozialgeschichte Im Alten Orient

  • Author: Thomas R. Kämmerer
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 9783110194616
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 386
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This volume contains the revised versions of lectures that were delivered by scholars from Germany, England, USA, Finland and, more recently, Russia to the first five international symposia on ancient oriental languages and cultures held between 1998 and 2004 at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Tartu, Estonia. Particular emphasis is placed on the analysis of specific problems of the history of religion and medicine, of linguistics and of the archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean.

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.

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.

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.

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 – 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 – 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.

Wiener Studien

Wiener Studien

  • Author: Karl Schenkl,Wilhelm August Ritter von Hartel,Friedrich Marx,Édmund Hauler,Hans Friedrich August von Arnim,Ludwig Radermacher
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Classical philology
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Zeitschrift für Klassische Philologie und Patristik

Arion

Arion

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Humanities
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The Journal of Hellenic Studies

The Journal of Hellenic Studies

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Greek philology
  • Page: N.A
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Vols. 1-8, 1880-87, plates published separately and numbered I-LXXXIII.