The Lindian Chronicle and the Greek Creation of their Past by Carolyn Higbie

The Lindian Chronicle and the Greek Creation of their Past

byCarolyn Higbie

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Carolyn Higbie uses an inscription of the first century BC from Lindos to study the ancient Greeks and their past. The inscription contains two inventories. The first catalogues some forty objects given to Athena Lindia by figures from the mythological past (including Heracles, Helen, andMenelaus) and the historical past (including Alexander the Great and Hellenistic figures). The second catalogues three epiphanies of Athena Lindia to the townspeople when they were in need of her assistance. By drawing on anthropological approaches as well as archaeological and literary evidence,this book explores what was important to the Greeks about their past, how they reconstructed it, and how they made use of it in their present.

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Carolyn Higbie is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Buffalo, New York
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Title:The Lindian Chronicle and the Greek Creation of their PastFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.87 inPublished:April 28, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionTranslationCommentary1. The Structure and Organization of the Lindian Chronicle2. Narrative Patterns and History in the Chronicle3. The History behind the ChronicleConclusion

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'Her book is much to be welcomed, and not only because it helps to fill an important gap in the literature; it is well written and free from jargon, and sets out the argument in a methodical and persuasive manner.'J.T. Hooker, University College of London, The Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol. CXII, 1992