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    DescriptionThe twenty-one papers presented here cover personification in Greek literature, art and religion from its pre-Homeric origins to the Byzantine period. Classical Athens features prominently, but other areas of both mainland Greece and the Greek East are well represented. Issues which come under discussion include: problems of identification and definition; the question of gender; the status of personifications in relation to the gods; the significance of personification as a literary device; the uses and meanings of personification in different visual media; personification as a means of articulating place, time and worldly power. The papers reflect the enormous range of contexts in which personification occurs, indicating the ubiquity of the phenomenon in the ancient Greek world.


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    Title
    Personification in the Greek World
    Subtitle
    From Antiquity to Byzantium
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Emma J. Stafford, Edited by Judith Herrin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 396
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780754650317
    ISBN 10: 0754650316
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    DC22: 700/.415, 700.415
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA, 1QDAG
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: NX650.P48 P47 2005
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    Thema V1.0: AGA, DSBB
    Illustrations note
    72 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Ashgate Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Ashgate Publishing Limited
    Publication date
    30 November 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Aldershot