The Greeks and the New: Novelty in Ancient Greek Imagination and Experience by Armand DAngourThe Greeks and the New: Novelty in Ancient Greek Imagination and Experience by Armand DAngour

The Greeks and the New: Novelty in Ancient Greek Imagination and Experience

byArmand DAngour

Paperback | October 31, 2011

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The Greeks have long been regarded as innovators across a wide range of fields in literature, culture, philosophy, politics and science. However, little attention has been paid to how they thought and felt about novelty and innovation itself, and to relating this to the forces of traditionalism and conservatism which were also present across all the various societies within ancient Greece. What inspired the Greeks to embark on their unique and enduring innovations? How did they think and feel about the new? This book represents the first serious attempt to address these issues, and deals with the phenomenon across all periods and areas of classical Greek history and thought. Each chapter concentrates on a different area of culture or thought, while the book as a whole argues that much of the impulse towards innovation came from the life of the polis which provided its setting.
Title:The Greeks and the New: Novelty in Ancient Greek Imagination and ExperienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:October 31, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521616484

ISBN - 13:9780521616485

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Table of Contents

1. New, new, new; 2. Loosening the grip of the past; 3. The transformations of Kaineus; 4. Old and new; 5. Nothing new under the sun; 6. The birth of Athena; 7. Inventions of Eris; 8. The newest song; 9. Constructions of novelty; 10. So what's new?

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'(An) engaging and aptly original study.' Times Literary Supplement