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Leaving words to remember : Greek mourning and the advent of literacy, by Katharine Derderian

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Leaving words to remember : Greek mourning and the advent of literacy
Title
Leaving words to remember
Title remainder
Greek mourning and the advent of literacy
Statement of responsibility
by Katharine Derderian
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
  • "This volume examines the influence of literacy on the development of different genres of mourning in ancient Greece." "The oral tradition of lament in the Homeric poems forms the point of departure for close readings of epigraphic material and written texts commemorating the dead in the archaic and classical periods, including grave epigrams, threnoi, tragedy, and Athenian epitaphioi. These texts reveal the non-linear development of Greek literacy and offer insight into the ongoing influence of lament in diverse poetic genres and the evolving uses of death and mourning in different media." "In particular, the discussion focuses on the role of writing in commemorating soldiers and the evolution of the written memorial into a historical and civic medium of communication."--Jacket
  • "This volume examines the influence of literacy on the development of different genres of mourning in ancient Greece." "The oral tradition of lament in the Homeric poems forms the point of departure for close readings of epigraphic material and written texts commemorating the dead in the archaic and classical periods, including grave epigrams, threnoi, tragedy, and Athenian epitaphioi. These texts reveal the non-linear development of Greek literacy and offer insight into the ongoing influence of lament in diverse poetic genres and the evolving uses of death and mourning in different media." "In particular, the discussion focuses on the role of writing in commemorating soldiers and the evolution of the written memorial into a historical and civic medium of communication."--BOOK JACKET
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EQO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Derderian, Katharine
Dewey number
880.9/3548
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3015.D43
LC item number
D47 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum
Series volume
209
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greek literature
  • Death in literature
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Mourning customs
  • Written communication
  • Mourning customs in literature
  • Grief in literature
  • Literacy
  • Greece
Label
Leaving words to remember : Greek mourning and the advent of literacy, by Katharine Derderian
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. The Unspeakable Lament: the Homeric [actual symbol not reproducible] and the heroes -- 1.1. The Semantics of Homeric Lament -- 1.2. The Ritual Lament ([actual symbol not reproducible]) -- 1.3. The Hero's Mourning: the Revenge for Patroclus and Odysseus' [actual symbol not reproducible] -- Ch. 2. The Archaic Epigram and the Advent of Writing -- 2.1. Stand and Take Pity: The Epigram at the Gravesite -- 2.2. Destroying his Youth: The Archaic Epigrams of Warriors -- 2.3. The Persian War Epigrams and the Passage to the Classical Period -- Ch. 3. [actual symbol not reproducible]: Case Studies in Classical Mourning -- 3.1. The Pindaric Threnos -- 3.2. Perspective on Thermopylae: Simonides' epigram on Megistias (Hdt. 7.228) -- 3.3. Sophocles' Antigone: Lament, Burial, and Communication in the Polis -- Ch. 4. The Epitaphios Logos and Mourning in the Athenian Polis -- 4.1. The Epitaphios as an Agnostic Genre -- 4.2. The Epitaphios and History as Praise and Paradigm -- 4.3. The Epitaphios as an Oral Genre -- Ch. 5. Some Conclusions
Control code
45741708
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 206 pages
Isbn
9789004117501
Lccn
2001265811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Leaving words to remember : Greek mourning and the advent of literacy, by Katharine Derderian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. The Unspeakable Lament: the Homeric [actual symbol not reproducible] and the heroes -- 1.1. The Semantics of Homeric Lament -- 1.2. The Ritual Lament ([actual symbol not reproducible]) -- 1.3. The Hero's Mourning: the Revenge for Patroclus and Odysseus' [actual symbol not reproducible] -- Ch. 2. The Archaic Epigram and the Advent of Writing -- 2.1. Stand and Take Pity: The Epigram at the Gravesite -- 2.2. Destroying his Youth: The Archaic Epigrams of Warriors -- 2.3. The Persian War Epigrams and the Passage to the Classical Period -- Ch. 3. [actual symbol not reproducible]: Case Studies in Classical Mourning -- 3.1. The Pindaric Threnos -- 3.2. Perspective on Thermopylae: Simonides' epigram on Megistias (Hdt. 7.228) -- 3.3. Sophocles' Antigone: Lament, Burial, and Communication in the Polis -- Ch. 4. The Epitaphios Logos and Mourning in the Athenian Polis -- 4.1. The Epitaphios as an Agnostic Genre -- 4.2. The Epitaphios and History as Praise and Paradigm -- 4.3. The Epitaphios as an Oral Genre -- Ch. 5. Some Conclusions
Control code
45741708
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 206 pages
Isbn
9789004117501
Lccn
2001265811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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