The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

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Edited by George Boys-Stones, Edited by Barbara Graziosi, Edited by Phiroze Vasunia

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 912 pages
  • Dimensions: 179mm x 253mm x 48mm | 1,516g
  • Publication date: 18 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199286140
  • ISBN 13: 9780199286140
  • Sales rank: 1,006,230

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The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies is a unique collection of some seventy articles which together explore the ways in which ancient Greece has been, is, and might be studied. It is intended to inform its readers, but also, importantly, to inspire them, and to enable them to pursue their own research by introducing the primary resources and exploring the latest agenda for their study. The emphasis is on the breadth and potential of Hellenic Studies as a flourishing and exciting intellectual arena, and also upon its relevance to the way we think about ourselves today.

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Phiroze Vasunia is Reader in Classics, Reading University.

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Experts in classical studies, many of international reputation, offer 68 brief essays arranged in four sections... a valuable work for advanced students F. W. Jenkins, CHOICE

Table of contents

I. HELLENES AND HELLENISMS ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Hellenism and Modernity ; 3. Indigenous Hellenisms / Indigenous Modernities ; 4. Near Eastern Perspectives on the Greeks ; 5. Colonies and Colonization ; 6. The Athenian Empire ; 7. Alexander the Great ; 8. Hellenistic Culture ; 9. Roman Perspectives on the Greeks ; 10. Greece under Rome ; 11. Hebraism and Hellenism ; 12. The Greek Heritage in Islam ; 13. Hellenism in the Renaissance ; 14. Hellenism in the Enlightenment ; 15. Ideologies of Hellenism ; II. THE POLIS ; 1. Introduction ; 2. The Polis ; 3. Civic Institutions ; 4. Economy and Trade ; 5. War and Society ; 6. Urban Landscape and Architecture ; 7. The City as Memory ; 8. Ancient Concepts of Personal Identity ; 9. Symposium and the Culture of Consumption ; 10. Age, Peer Groups, Rites of Passage ; 11. Friendship, Love, and Marriage ; 12. Sexuality and Gender ; 13. Slavery ; 14. Ethnic Prejudice and Racism ; 15. Maritime Identities ; 16. Travel and Travel Writing ; 17. Religion ; 18. Games and Festivals ; 19. Just Visiting: The Mobile World of Classical Athens ; 20. Political Theory ; III. PERFORMANCE AND TEXTS ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Performance and Text in Ancient Greece ; 3. Literacy and Books ; 4. Epic Poetry ; 5. Lyric poetry ; 6. Tragedy ; 7. Comedy ; 8. Historiography ; 9. Oratory ; 10. Low Philosophy ; 11. High Philosophy ; 12. Magic ; 13. Medicine ; 14. Music ; 15. Exact Sciences ; 16. Hellenistic Poetry ; 17. Biography ; 18. The Novel ; 19. Performance ; IV. METHODS AND APPROACHES ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Comparative Approaches to the Study of Culture ; 3. Postcolonialism ; 4. Demography and Sociology ; 5. Myth, Mythology, and Mythography ; 6. Gender Studies ; 7. Comparative Philology and Linguistics ; 8. Epigraphy ; 9. Archaeology ; 10. Numismatics ; 11. Manuscript Studies ; 12. Papyrology ; 13. Textual Criticism ; 14. Commentaries ; 15. Psychoanalysis ; 16. Translation Studies ; 17. Film Studies ; 18. Reception