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    DescriptionHow did Greek literature and cultural assumptions / world-view interact? John Gould examines ancient Greek ideas concerning myth, ritual, memory, and exchange. An overriding interest in anthropological fieldwork shapes his argument. The book contains the most significant essays (some now regarded as classics) written by one of the world's foremost experts in Greek mythology and culture over the last thirty years, including many previously unpublished papers. Newly revised, with reference both to corroborative material and to subsequent treatments and discussion of significantly different approaches to the same topics, these essays give the whole volume a marked coherence of focus and argument. Most of the essays arise out of the experience of teaching and address problems, puzzles, and misunderstandings encountered by students.

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    Myth, Ritual, Memory and Exchange
    Essays in Greek Literature and Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Gould
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 434
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 217 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 520 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199265817
    ISBN 10: 019926581X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LIT004190
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15770
    DC21: 880.9001
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    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA
    DC22: 880.9001
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    LC classification: PA3051.A4
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, DSBB
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    black & white illustrations
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    30 October 2003
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    Author Information
    The late John Gould was Emeritus Professor of Greek at the University of Bristol
    Review quote
    Review from previous edition invaluable collection of papers from a life's work at the cutting edge of literary interpretation ... There is a vast amount here to digest and reflect upon. Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    1. Ancient Poetry and Modern Readers ; 2. Hiketeia ; 3. Dramatic Character and 'Human Intelligibility' in Greek Tragedy ; 4. Law, Custom, and Myth: Aspects of the Social Position of Women in Classical Athens ; 5. Homeric Epic and the Tragic Moment ; 6. Tragedy in Performance ; 7. On Making Sense of Greek Religion ; 8. Mothers' Day: A Note on Euripides' Bacchae ; 9. The Language of Oedipus ; 10. Oedipus and Antigone at Thebes ; 11. Dionysus and the Hippy Convoy: Ritual, Myth, and Metaphor in the Cult of Dionysus ; 12. Give and Take in Herodotus ; 13. Plato and Performance ; 14. '... And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Kings': Greek Tragic Drama as Narrative ; 15. The Idea of Society in the Iliad ; 16. Herodotus and Religion ; 17. Tragedy and Collective Experience ; 18. Myth, Memory, and the Chorus: 'Tragic Rationality' ; Epimetrum: On the Nature of Collective Memory