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    DescriptionThis collection of essays by notable scholars from a variety of disciplines deals with different aspects of the history and culture of the Greek island of Aegina in the fifth century BC. The island is well known as the home of magnificent architecture and sculpture; as the patron of impressive lyric poetry composed by Pindar and his contemporaries; and, from the pages of Herodotus, as a significant trading power, and military threat to her great neighbour Athens. The book brings together experts on choral lyric poetry, myth, art-history, and historiography, with the aim of offering a broad view of the island's significance in some of the major trends in fifth-century Greek history and culture, and situating the island's patronage of some of the greatest Classical poets within broader cultural and historical frames.

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    Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry
    Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BC
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by David Fearn
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199546510
    ISBN 10: 0199546517

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    New ed.
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    13 in-text illustrations
    Oxford University Press
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    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    04 February 2011
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    David Fearn is Assistant Professor in Greek LIterature, University of Warwick.
    Table of contents
    Introduction: Aegina in Contexts ; I. CONTEXTS FOR HEROIC MYTH-MAKING: ETHNICITY, INTERSTATE RELATIONS, CULT, AND COMMERCE ; 1. Asopos and his Multiple Daughters: Traces of Preclassical Epic in the Aeginetan Odes of Pindar ; 2. Rethinking the Sanctuary of Aphaia ; 3. 'The Thearion of the Pythian One': The Aeginetan Thearoi in Context ; 4. Musical Merchandise 'on every vessel': Religion and Trade on Aegina ; II. POETRY, PERFORMANCE, POLITICS ; 5. Aeginetan Epinician Culture: Naming, Ritual, and Politics ; 6. Aeginetan Odes, Reperformance, and Intertextuality ; III. INTERFACES BETWEEN POETRY, MYTH, AND ART ; 7. Giving Wings to the Aeginetan Sculptures: The Panhellenic Aspirations of Pindar's Eighth Olympian ; 8. Thebes, Aegina, and the Temple of Aphaia: A Reading of Pindar's Isthmian 6 ; 9. The Trojan War, Theoxenia, and Aegina in Pindar's Paean 6 and the Aphaia Sculptures ; IV. THE HISTORIOGRAPHICAL AFTERMATH ; 10. Herodotus on Aeginetan Identity ; 11. 'Lest the things done by men become exitela': Writing up Aegina in a Late Fifth-Century Context