Cultural Poetics in Archaic Greece

Cultural Poetics in Archaic Greece : Cult, Performance, Politics

Edited by Carol Dougherty , Edited by Leslie Kurke


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This is a paperback reprint of a hardback originally published by Cambridge University Press in 1993, and derived from a seminal conference held at Wellesley in 1990. Among the scholarly community, the book is generally regarded as the first critical milestone in the cultural poetics movement, which lies at the intersection of New Historicism and classical studies.

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 180.8 x 254.5 x 16.8mm | 646.94g
  • 23 Jul 1998
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • halftones, figures
  • 0195124154
  • 9780195124156
  • 1,340,247

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All of these essays help us to rethink old approaches to archaic Greece, and they will undoubtedly inspire new scholarship for many years to come. Susan O Shapiro, Religious Studies Review, Vol.26, No.3. This book provides a fascinating insight into a range of cultural, historical, political and literary aspects of archaic Greece...the articles are very clearly written and usually execute the cross-disciplinary exercise with uncommon good sense. Ancient History Some of the most interesting work in classical studies in the past twenty years. Classical Philology

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