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Death and the Maiden Routledge Revivals

Author : Ken Dowden
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A remarkable number of Greek myths concern the plight of virgins – slaughtered, sacrificed, hanged, transformed into birds, cows, dear, bears, trees, and punished in Hades. Death and the Maiden, first published in 1989, contextualises this mythology in terms of geography, history and culture, and offers a comprehensive theory firmly grounded in an ubiquitous ritual: pubescent girls’ rites of passage. By means of comparative anthropology, it is argued that many local ceremonies are echoed throughout the whole range of myths, both famous and obscure. Further, Professor Dowden examines boys’ rites, as well as the renewal of entire communities at regular intervals. The first full-length work in English devoted to passage-rites in Greek myth, Death and the Maiden is an important contribution to the exciting developments in the study of the interrelation between myth and ritual: from it an innovative view on the origination of many Greek myths emerges.

The Nation Electronic Resource

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Archaeology and History in Roman Medieval and Post medieval Greece

Author : William Caraher
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Bringing together studies of archaeological method and analysis with detailed work of historical interpretation, the papers here demonstrate how analysis informed by multiple disciplines sheds new light on such important topics as the end of Antiquity, the so-called Byzantine Dark Ages, the contours of the emerging Byzantine civilization, and the complex character of identity in post-medieval Greece. More broadly, this volume shows how the study of the material culture of post-classical Greece has made significant contributions to both the larger archaeological and historical discourse.

Plain Tales from the Hills

Author : Rudyard Kipling
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Foreign But Familiar Gods

Author : Lynn Allan Kauppi
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Where and why does Luke include references in Acts to Graeco-Roman gods and religious practices? How do these explicit and implicit mentions relate to other literature, inscriptions and artifacts from the same period? Through a close and informative reading of seven key texts in Acts, Kauppi analyses the appearances of Graeco-Roman.

C P Cavafy Historical Poems

Author : J. Phillipson
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Cavafy's Historical Poems is the first volume of a four-book set constituting a study of the life and opus of this fascinating poet. The secoCavafy's Historical Poems is the first volume of a four-book set constituting a study of the life and opus of this fascinating poet. The second volume is an anecdotal life detailing Cavafy's home and its atmosphere: the man, the poet, and his lifestyle; the odes of his compatriot partisans; the praises of his foreign admirers; the barbs and insults of his critics and revilers; the poet as a critical ironist; and the last part of his life. More than one hundred commentators are quoted, and just as many of his poems are used where it seemed appropriate. A third volume consists of erratic commentaries containing the author's evaluation and criticism of the main contributions to Cavafy's poetry. That is these of George Seferis, Sir Maurice Bowra, Robert Liddel, Edmund Keeley, Grigorios Xenopoulos, Timos Malanos, Stratis Tsirkas, John Sareyiannis, and others. These follow an opening chapter on Hellenization and a second chapter on the controversial subject of the dates of composition of Cavafy's poems. The fourth volume, The Canon, is a verse translation of the 150 poems Cavafy accepted as his mature opus, including the original Greek verses, accompanied by detailed examination of the poet's craft and style. That is to say the meter, length of verse, wedging, rhyme, enjambment, titles, organization, punctuation, the absences, lyricism, periphrasis, description, narrative, suggestive image, abstractions, transmission, maturity, content, language, irony, intellectuality, etc. nd volume is An Anectodal Life detailing Cavafy's home and its atmosphere: the man, the poet and his lifestyle; the odes of his compatriot partizans; the praises of his foreign admirers; the barbs and insults of his critics and revilers; the poet as a critical ironist, and the last part of his life. More than one hundred commentarors are quoted and just as many of his poems are used where it seemed appropriate. A third volume consists of Erratic Commentaries containing the author's evaluation and criticism of the main contributions to Cavafy's poetry. That is these of George Seferis, Sir Maurice Bowra, Robert Liddel, Edmund Keeley, Grigorios Xenopoulos, Timos Malanos, Stratis Tsirkas, John Sareyiannis, and others. These follow an opening chapter on Hellenization and an second chapter on the controversial subject of the dates of composition of Cavafy's poems. The fourth volume, The Canon, is a verse translation of the 150 poems Cavafy accepted as his mature opus, including the original Greek verses, accompanied by detailed examination of the poet's craft and style. That is to say, the meter, length of verse, wedging, rhyme, enjambment, titles, organization, punctuation, the absences, lyricism, periphrasis, description, narrative, suggestive image, abstractions, transmission, maturity, content, language, irony, intellectuality, etc.

CURRENT NOTES A SERIES OF ARTICLES ON ANTIQUITIES BIOGRAPHY HERALRY HISTORY LANGUAGES LITERATURE NATURAL HISTORY CURIOUS CUSTOMS ETC

Author : G. WILLIS
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John Pairman Brown Israel and Hellas I

Author : John Pairman Brown
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The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) covers all areas of research into the Old Testament, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, its early and later forms in Ancient Judaism, as well as its branching into many neighboring cultures of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world.

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Roman Peloponnese Roman personal names in their social context Achaia Arcadia Argolis Corinthia and Eleia

Author : A. D. Rizakēs
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