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Title Greek notions of the past in the archaic and classical eras : history without historians / edited by John Marincola, Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones and Calum Maciver.
Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 378 pages) : illustrations
Series Edinburgh Leventis studies ; 6
Edinburgh Leventis studies ; 6.
Note "This volume brings together revised versions of papers originally presented at the sixth A.G. Leventis conference, 'History without historians: Greeks and their Past in the Archaic and Classical Era', which was held at the University of Edinburgh, 5-7 November 2009"--Preface.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
In English; occasional phrases in Ancient Greek with English translations.
Print version record.
Subject Greece -- Historiography.
Collective memory -- Greece -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
To 1500
Genre Conference papers and proceedings.
Contents Introduction : a past without historians / John Marincola -- Homer and heroic history / Jonas Grethlein -- Hesiod on human history / Bruno Currie -- Helen and 'I' in early Greek lyric / Deborah Boedeker -- Stesichorus and Ibycus : plain tales from the Western front / Ewen Bowie -- Pindar and the reconstruciton of the past / Maria Pavlou -- Debating the past in Euripides' 'Troades' and 'Orestes' and in Sophocles' 'Electra' / Ruth Scodel -- Euripidean explainers / Allen Romano -- Old comedy and popular history / Jeffrey Henderson -- Attic heroes and the construction of the Athenian past in the fifth century / H.A. Shapiro -- Family time : temporality, gender and materiality in Ancient Greece / Lin Foxhall -- Common knowledge and the contestation of history in some fourth-century Athenian trials / Jon Hesk -- Plato and the stability of history / Kathryn A. Morgan -- Inscribing the past : remembering revolution at Athens / Julia L. Shear -- 'Remembering the ancient way of life' : primitivism in Greek sacrificial ritual / Emily Kearns -- The great kings of the fourth century and the Greek memory of the Persian past / Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones -- Commentary / Simon Goldhill, Suzanne Saïd and Christopher Pelling.
Summary This volume in The Edinburgh Leventis Studies series collects the papers presented at the sixth A. G. Leventis conference organised under the auspices of the Department of Classics at the University of Edinburgh. As with earlier volumes, it engages with new research and new approaches to the Greek past, and brings the fruits of that research to a wider audience. Although Greek historians were fundamental in the enterprise of preserving the memory of great deeds in antiquity, they were not alone in their interest in the past. The Greeks themselves, quite apart from their historians and in a variety of non-historiographical media, were constantly creating pasts for themselves that answered to the needs - political, social, moral and even religious - of their society. In this volume eighteen scholars discuss the variety of ways in which the Greeks constructed de-constructed, engaged with, alluded to, and relied on their pasts whether it was in the poetry of Homer, in the victory odes of Pindar, in tragedy and comedy on the Athenian stage, in their pictorial art, in their political assemblies, or in their religious practices. What emerges is a comprehensive overview of the importance of and presence of the past at every level of Greek society. In the final chapter the three discussants present at the conference (Simon Goldhill, Christopher Pelling and Suzanne Saïd) survey the contributions to the volume, summarise its overall contributions as well as indicate new directions that further scholarship might follow.
Other Author Marincola, John.
Llewellyn-Jones, Lloyd.
Maciver, Calum Alasdair.
Other Title Print version: Greek notions of the past in the archaic and classical eras. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012 9780748643967
Other Title History without historians