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Aesopic conversations : popular tradition, cultural dialogue, and the invention of Greek prose, Leslie Kurke

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Aesopic conversations : popular tradition, cultural dialogue, and the invention of Greek prose
Title
Aesopic conversations
Title remainder
popular tradition, cultural dialogue, and the invention of Greek prose
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Kurke
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Examining the figure of Aesop and the traditions surrounding him, Aesopic Conversations offers a portrait of what Greek popular culture might have looked like in the ancient world. This book explores the anonymous Life of Aesop. Leslie Kurke argues that the traditions surrounding this strange text, when read with and against the works of Greek high culture, allow us to reconstruct an ongoing conversation of "great" and "little" traditions spanning centuries. --from publisher description
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Kurke, Leslie
Dewey number
886/.0109
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3257
LC item number
.K87 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Martin classical lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aesop
  • Greek prose literature
  • Fables, Greek
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture and literature
  • Literary form
  • Literature and society
Label
Aesopic conversations : popular tradition, cultural dialogue, and the invention of Greek prose, Leslie Kurke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [433]-461) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: an elusive quarry: In search of ancient Greek popular culture; Explaining the joke: a roadmap for classicists; Synopsis of method and structure of argument -- Aesop and the contestation of Delphic authority: Ideological tensions at Delphi; the Aesopic critique; Neoptolemus and Aesop: sacrifice, hero cult, and competitive scapegoating -- Sophia before/beyond philosophy: the tradition of Sophia; Sophists and (as) sages; Aristotle and the transformation of Sophia -- Aesop as sage: political counsel and discursive practice; Aesop among the sages; Political animals: fable and the scene of advising -- Reading the life: the progress of a sage and the anthropology of Sophia: an Aesopic anthropology of wisdom; Aesop and Ahiqar; Delphic theoria and the death of a sage; the bricoleur as culture hero, or the art of extorting self-incrimination -- The Aesopic parody of high wisdom: demystifying Sophia: Hesiod, Theognis, and the seven sages; Aesopic parody in the visual tradition? -- Aesop at the invention of philosophy: the problematic sociopolitics of mimetic prose; Mimesis and the invention of philosophy; the generic affiliations of Sokratikoi logoi -- The battle over prose: fable in sophistic education and Xenophon's Memorabilia: Sophistic fables; traditional fable narration in Xenophon's Memorabilia -- Sophistic fable in Plato: parody, appropriation, and transcendence: Plato's Protagoras: debunking Sophistic fable; Plato's symposium: ringing the changes on fable -- Aesop in Plato's Sokratikoi logoi: analogy, elenchos, and disavowal: Sophia into philosophy: Socrates between the sages and Aesop; the Aesopic bricoleur and the "old Socratic tool-box"; sympotic wisdom, comedy, and Aesopic competition in Hippias major -- Historie and logopoiia: two sides of Herodotean prose: history before prose, prose before history; Aesop ho logopoios; Plutarch reading Herodotus: Aesop, ruptures of decorum, and the non-Greek -- Herodotus and Aesop: some soundings : Cyrus tells a fable; Greece and (as) fable, or resignifying the hierarchy of genre; fable as history; the Aesopic contract of the histories: Herodotus teaches his readers
Control code
551196506
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 495 pages
Isbn
9780691144573
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010006842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)551196506
Label
Aesopic conversations : popular tradition, cultural dialogue, and the invention of Greek prose, Leslie Kurke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [433]-461) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: an elusive quarry: In search of ancient Greek popular culture; Explaining the joke: a roadmap for classicists; Synopsis of method and structure of argument -- Aesop and the contestation of Delphic authority: Ideological tensions at Delphi; the Aesopic critique; Neoptolemus and Aesop: sacrifice, hero cult, and competitive scapegoating -- Sophia before/beyond philosophy: the tradition of Sophia; Sophists and (as) sages; Aristotle and the transformation of Sophia -- Aesop as sage: political counsel and discursive practice; Aesop among the sages; Political animals: fable and the scene of advising -- Reading the life: the progress of a sage and the anthropology of Sophia: an Aesopic anthropology of wisdom; Aesop and Ahiqar; Delphic theoria and the death of a sage; the bricoleur as culture hero, or the art of extorting self-incrimination -- The Aesopic parody of high wisdom: demystifying Sophia: Hesiod, Theognis, and the seven sages; Aesopic parody in the visual tradition? -- Aesop at the invention of philosophy: the problematic sociopolitics of mimetic prose; Mimesis and the invention of philosophy; the generic affiliations of Sokratikoi logoi -- The battle over prose: fable in sophistic education and Xenophon's Memorabilia: Sophistic fables; traditional fable narration in Xenophon's Memorabilia -- Sophistic fable in Plato: parody, appropriation, and transcendence: Plato's Protagoras: debunking Sophistic fable; Plato's symposium: ringing the changes on fable -- Aesop in Plato's Sokratikoi logoi: analogy, elenchos, and disavowal: Sophia into philosophy: Socrates between the sages and Aesop; the Aesopic bricoleur and the "old Socratic tool-box"; sympotic wisdom, comedy, and Aesopic competition in Hippias major -- Historie and logopoiia: two sides of Herodotean prose: history before prose, prose before history; Aesop ho logopoios; Plutarch reading Herodotus: Aesop, ruptures of decorum, and the non-Greek -- Herodotus and Aesop: some soundings : Cyrus tells a fable; Greece and (as) fable, or resignifying the hierarchy of genre; fable as history; the Aesopic contract of the histories: Herodotus teaches his readers
Control code
551196506
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 495 pages
Isbn
9780691144573
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010006842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)551196506

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