Greek Mythology Poetics, Pragmatics and Fiction

Innbundet / 2009 / Engelsk

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9780521888585
Publisert
2009
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Cambridge University Press
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06, P
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Engelsk
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Innbundet
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288
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590 gr
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235 mm
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159 mm
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Greek Mythology Poetics, Pragmatics and Fiction

Innbundet / 2009 / Engelsk
Myths are not simple narrative plots. In ancient Greece, as in other traditional societies, these tales existed only in the poetic or artistic forms in which they were set down. To read them from an anthropological point of view means to study their meaning according to their forms of expression - epic recitation, ritual celebration of the victory of an athlete, tragic performance, erudite Alexandrian poetry, antiquarian prose text; in other words, to study the functions of Greek myths in their permanent retelling and reshaping. Falling between social reality and cultural fiction, Greek myths were evolving creations, constantly adapting themselves to new conditions of performance. Using myths such as those of Persephone, Bellerophon, Helen and Teiresias, Claude Calame presents an overview of Greek mythology as a category inseparable from the literature in which so much of it is found. The French edition of this book was first published in 2000.
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Argues that the meaning of Greek myths can only be studied according to their artistic forms of expression. Using myths such as those of Persephone, Bellerophon, Helen and Teiresias, Claude Calame surveys Greek mythology as a category inseparable from the literature in which so much of it is found.
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Foreword; 1. Narrative and poetic creations; 2. Bellerophon and the pragmatics of epic narrative; 3. Clytemnestra and Orestes at the Pythian games; 4. Io, the Danaids, the outside and tragic inflections; 5. Helen and the purposes of historiography; 6. Tiresias in an Alexandrian hymn; 7. Pausanias and the pantheon of Troezen; 8. Conclusion: virtual realities.
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'... for any reader who desires an introduction to myth theory or who wants to explore particular texts in more depth, Calame's Greek Mythology provides an excellent place to start.' Rosetta
Surveys Greek mythology as a category inseparable from the literature in which so much of it is found.
Claude Calame is Directeur d'etudes, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, and has published widely on Greek poetry and myth. His most recent books include Myth and History in Ancient Greece: The Symbolic Creation of a Colony (2003), Masks of Authority: Fiction and Pragmatics in Ancient Greek Poetics (2005) and Poetic and Performative Memory in Ancient Greece: Heroic Reference and Ritual Gestures (2008). Janet Lloyd is a highly regarded translator of scholarly books from French, who divides her time between Cambridge and Jaen.
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ISBN13
9780521888585
Publisert
2009
Utgiver
Vendor
Cambridge University Press
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
288
Vekt
590 gr
Høyde
235 mm
Bredde
159 mm
Tykkelse
18 mm
Se alle
Forfatter
Oversetter