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The Resource Greek praise poetry and the rhetoric of divinity, Felix J. Meister

Greek praise poetry and the rhetoric of divinity, Felix J. Meister

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Greek praise poetry and the rhetoric of divinity
Title
Greek praise poetry and the rhetoric of divinity
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Felix J. Meister
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Language
eng
Summary
The polar dichotomy between man and god, and the insurmountable gulf between them, are considered a fundamental principle of archaic and classical Greek religion. Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity argues that poetry produced between the eighth and the fifth centuries BC does not present such a uniform view of the world, demonstrating instead that particular genres of poetry may assess the distance between humans and gods differently.0Discussion focuses on genres where the boundaries appear to be more flexible, with wedding songs, victory odes, and selected passages from tragedy and comedy taken as case studies that illustrate that some human individuals may, in certain situations, be presented as enjoying a state of happiness, a degree of beauty, or an amount of power comparable to that of the gods. A central question throughout is whether these presentations stem from an individual poet's creative ingenuity or from the conventional ideological repertoire of the respective genre, and how this difference might shape the comparison of a human with the gods. Another important question concerns the ritual contexts in which some of these songs would have been performed, expanding the scope of the analysis beyond merely a literary device to encompass a fundamental aspect of archaic and classical Greek culture
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YDX
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1986-
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Meister, Felix Johannes
Dewey number
881.0093/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3015.G6
LC item number
M45 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford classical monographs
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  • Laudatory poetry, Greek
  • Greek poetry
  • Latin poetry
  • Gods, Greek, in literature
  • Human beings in literature
  • Greek poetry
  • Human beings in literature
  • Latin poetry
  • Greek poetry
  • Latin poetry
  • Human beings in literature
Label
Greek praise poetry and the rhetoric of divinity, Felix J. Meister
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-225) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations. Texts, Translations, Abbreviations. -- 1: Introduction. Approaching divinity. Notions of divinity in archaic and classical literature. Approximations to divinity after the fifth century. The human and the divine in archaic and classical literature -- 2. Divine Happiness and Beauty in Wedding Songs. Introduction. Traditions of weddings songs. Explicit comparisons with heroic and divine beauty. Implicit comparisons with divine happiness. Hymnic register. Heroes and gods as bridal couples. Wedding ceremonies. Wedding iconography. Conclusion -- 3. Divine Happiness in the Victory Ode. Introduction. Myth and immortality. Moment and eternity. Victory sculpture. Nemean 1. Isthmian 4. Pythian 10. Conclusion -- 4: Divine Power in Tragedy. Introduction. The ritual of supplication. Supplication in tragedy. Comic entries. Tragic illusions. Illusions induced. Conclusion -- 5. Epilogue. Iconographical Appendix
Control code
1097673267
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780198847687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1097673267
Label
Greek praise poetry and the rhetoric of divinity, Felix J. Meister
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-225) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations. Texts, Translations, Abbreviations. -- 1: Introduction. Approaching divinity. Notions of divinity in archaic and classical literature. Approximations to divinity after the fifth century. The human and the divine in archaic and classical literature -- 2. Divine Happiness and Beauty in Wedding Songs. Introduction. Traditions of weddings songs. Explicit comparisons with heroic and divine beauty. Implicit comparisons with divine happiness. Hymnic register. Heroes and gods as bridal couples. Wedding ceremonies. Wedding iconography. Conclusion -- 3. Divine Happiness in the Victory Ode. Introduction. Myth and immortality. Moment and eternity. Victory sculpture. Nemean 1. Isthmian 4. Pythian 10. Conclusion -- 4: Divine Power in Tragedy. Introduction. The ritual of supplication. Supplication in tragedy. Comic entries. Tragic illusions. Illusions induced. Conclusion -- 5. Epilogue. Iconographical Appendix
Control code
1097673267
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780198847687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1097673267

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