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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.

About the Author

George Boys-Stones is Senior Lecturer in Classics, Durham University. Barbara Graziosi is Senior Lecturer in Classics, Durham University. Phiroze Vasunia is Reader in Classics, Reading University.

Table of Contents

I. Hellenes and Hellenisms

1. Introduction

2. Hellenism and Modernity, James I. Porter

3. Indigenous Hellenisms / Indigenous Modernities, Yannis Hamilakis

4. Near Eastern Perspectives on the Greeks, Robert Rollinger

5. Colonies and Colonization, Franco De Angelis

6. The Athenian Empire, Polly Low

7. Alexander the Great, Pierre Briant

8. Hellenistic Culture, Susan Stephens

9. Roman Perspectives on the Greeks, Alessandro Barchiesi

10. Greece under Rome, Tim Whitmarsh

11. Hebraism and Hellenism, Erich S. Gruen

12. The Greek Heritage in Islam, Gotthard Strohmaier

13. Hellenism in the Renaissance, Christopher S. Celenza

14. Hellenism in the Enlightenment, Paul Cartledge

15. Ideologies of Hellenism, Luciano Canfora

II. The Polis

1. Introduction

2. The Polis, James Redfield

3. Civic Institutions, Sara Forsdyke

4. Economy and Trade, Sitta von Reden

5. War and Society, Peter Hunt

6. Urban Landscape and Architecture, Robin Osborne

7. The City as Memory, John Ma

8. Ancient Concepts of Personal Identity, Christopher Gill

9. Symposium and the Culture of Consumption, Fiona Hobden

10. Age, Peer Groups, Rites of Passage, Claude Calame

11. Friendship, Love, and Marriage, Eva Cantarella

12. Sexuality and Gender, Laura McClure

13. Slavery, Page duBois

14. Ethnic Prejudice and Racism, Benjamin Isaac

15. Maritime Identities, Kim Ayodeji

16. Travel and Travel Writing, Maria Pretzler

17. Religion, Julia Kindt

18. Games and Festivals, Jason König

19. Just Visiting: The Mobile World of Classical Athens, Carol Dougherty

20. Political Theory, C. J. Rowe

III. Performance and Texts

1. Introduction

2. Performance and Text in Ancient Greece, Gregory Nagy

3. Literacy and Books, Wolfgang Rösler

4. Epic Poetry, Johannes Haubold

5. Lyric poetry, Andrew Capra

6. Tragedy, Oliver Taplin

7. Comedy, David Konstan

8. Historiography, Caroline Dewald

9. Oratory, Lene Rubinstein

10. Low Philosophy, William D. Desmond

11. High Philosophy, Dirk Baltzly

12. Magic, Derek Collins

13. Medicine, Brooke Holmes

14. Music, Eleonora Rocconi

15. Exact Sciences, Reviel Netz

16. Hellenistic Poetry, Alexander Sens

17. Biography, Christopher Pelling

18. The Novel, Stephen A. Nimis

19. Performance, Andrew Ford

IV. Methods and Approaches

1. Introduction

2. Comparative Approaches to the Study of Culture, G. E. R. Lloyd

3. Postcolonialism, Emily Greenwood

4. Demography and Sociology, Walter Scheidel

5. Myth, Mythology, and Mythography, Jan N. Bremmer

6. Gender Studies, Marilyn Skinner

7. Comparative Philology and Linguistics, Philomen Probert

8. Epigraphy, P. J. Rhodes

9. Archaeology, James Whitley

10. Numismatics, Andrew Meadows

11. Manuscript Studies, Natalie Tchernetska

12. Papyrology, David Armstrong

13. Textual Criticism, Luigi Battezzato

14. Commentaries, Barbara Graziosi

15. Psychoanalysis, Rachel Bowlby

16. Translation Studies, Alexandra Lianeri

17. Film Studies, Pantelis Michelakis

18. Reception, Miriam Leonard

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199286140
Author:
Boys-stones, George
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Boys-Stones, George
Editor:
Graziosi, Barbara
Editor:
Vasunia, Phiroze
Author:
null, Barbara
Author:
Graziosi, Barbara
Author:
null, Phiroze
Author:
Vasunia, Phiroze
Author:
null, George
Author:
Boys-Stones, George
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Greece History To 146 B.C.
Subject:
Greece Civilization To 146 B.C.
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Classical Studies | Ancient History
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Series:
Oxford Handbooks
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
912
Dimensions:
6.7 x 9.8 x 2 in 3.344 lb

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