Patterns of the Past: Epitedeumata in the Greek Tradition

Hardcover | November 7, 2014

EditorAlfonso Moreno, Rosalind Thomas

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Classical Greek consistently uses epitedeumata to signify "way of life" or even "everyday habits", but always refers to practices that are deliberately pursued, not traditions and customs that are passively carried on. In this volume, an international group of leading academics undertake anexamination of epitedeumata in Greek history, looking at cultural practices as acts which relate meaningfully to perceived sequences of past acts. In doing so, the contributors ask what kinds of attitudes the ancient Greeks had towards their past, and what behaviour such attitudes provoked. Each ofthe original contributions to this collection focuses on different kinds of epitedeumata as act patterns in the Greek world, incorporating religion and myth, political behaviour, sexuality, and historiography.

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Classical Greek consistently uses epitedeumata to signify "way of life" or even "everyday habits", but always refers to practices that are deliberately pursued, not traditions and customs that are passively carried on. In this volume, an international group of leading academics undertake anexamination of epitedeumata in Greek history, ...

Alfonso Moreno is Andrew and Randall Crawley Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. Rosalind Thomas is Dyson and McGregor Fellow in Ancient History and Professor in Greek History at Balliol College, University of Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.1 inPublished:November 7, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Alfonso Moreno and Rosalind Thomas: Introduction2. Bruno D'Agostino: The Trojan Horse: Between Athena and Artemis3. Ewen Bowie: Rediscovering Sacadas4. Franandccedil;ois Lissarrague: The Early Greek Trophy: The Iconographic Tradition of Time and Space5. Nino Luraghi: The Cunning Tyrant: The Cultural Logic of a Narrative Pattern6. Pauline Schmitt-Pantel: Political Traditions in Democratic Athens7. James Davidson: Past it at Thirty: Legs and Running in Ancient Greek Culture8. Rosalind Thomas: The Greek Polis and the Tradition of Polis History: Local History, Chronicles, and the Patterning of the Past9. Paul Kosmin: Seeing Double in Seleucid Babylonia: Re-reading the Borsippa Cylinder of Antiochus I10. Alfonso Moreno: Theopompus and the Tradition of Greek Paideutic History11. Simon Hornblower: Agariste's Suitors: An Olympic Note12. Oswyn Murray: The Pleasure of Intellectual FriendshipAppendix: Oswyn Murry - Publications