Dinner with Persephone: Travels in Greece by Patricia Storace

By Patricia Storace

A brand new York occasions striking booklet of the Year

"Full of insights, marvelously pleasing . . . haunting and fantastically written."
--The long island evaluation of Books

"I lived in Athens, on the intersection of a prostitute and a saint." So starts off Patricia Storace's staggering memoir of her 12 months in Greece. blending affection with detachment, rapture with readability, this American poet completely inspires a rustic delicately balanced among East and West.

Whether she is reading Hellenic dream books, pop songs, and cleaning soap operas, describing breathtakingly appealing shorelines and archaic villages, or braving the overwhelm at a saint's tomb, Storace, winner of the Whiting Award, rewards the reader with educated and sensual insights into Greece's soul. She sees how the country's satisfaction in its prior coexists with profound doubts approximately its position within the sleek international. She discovers a global within which previous and current have interaction in a passionate discussion. trendy, humorous, and erudite, Dinner with Persephone is shuttle writing increased to an outstanding art--and the easiest ebook of its sort considering that Henry Miller's The Colossus of Maroussi.

"Splendid. Storace's account of a yr in Greece combines prior and current, legend and truth, in an strange and pleasant complete. "
--Atlantic per 30 days

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Crete Beyond the Palaces: Proceedings of the Crete 2000 by Leslie Preston Day, Margaret S. Mook, James David Muhly

By Leslie Preston Day, Margaret S. Mook, James David Muhly

This quantity offers the papers from the convention "Crete 2000: A Centennial occasion of yankee Archaeological paintings on Crete (1900-2000)," held in Athens from July 10-12, 2000. the yank institution of Classical reports at Athens and the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) examine heart for East Crete equipped the convention. students partaking within the American and joint Greek-American excavations on Crete or learning fabric from those excavations have been invited to give papers on the convention. the amount is split into the subsequent sections: exchange, Society and faith, Chronology and heritage, panorama and Survey, and know-how and construction.

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Orphism and Christianity in Late Antiquity (Studies in the by Miguel Herrero de Jáuregui

By Miguel Herrero de Jáuregui

Many fresh discoveries have proven the significance of Orphism for historical Greek faith, philosophy and literature. Its nature and position are nonetheless, although, one of the so much debated difficulties of Classical scholarship. A cornerstone of the query is its dating to Christianity, which sleek authors have too frequently mentioned from apologetic views or projections of the Christian version into its intended precedent. in addition to, sleek methods are strongly in response to historical ones, on account that Orpheus and the poems and mysteries attributed to him have been basic within the non secular controversies of past due Antiquity. either Pagan and Christian authors frequently current Orphism as a precedent, substitute or imitation of Chistianity.This loose and thorough research of the traditional resources sheds gentle on those arguable questions. The presence of the Orphic culture in Imperial Age, documented through literary and epigraphical facts, is faced with the informations transmitted by means of Christian apologists on Orphic poems and cults. The manifold Christian remedies of Pagan resources, and their specific price to appreciate Greek faith, are illuminated by means of this particular case, which exemplifies the complicated stumble upon among Classical tradition and Jewish-Christian culture.

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Ancient Greek Political Thought in Practice (Key Themes in by Paul Cartledge

By Paul Cartledge

Old Greece was once a spot of super political scan and innovation, and it was once right here too that the 1st severe political thinkers emerged. utilizing conscientiously chosen case-studies, during this ebook Professor Cartledge investigates the dynamic interplay among old Greek political idea and perform from early historical instances to the early Roman Empire. of outrage all through are 3 significant concerns: first, the connection of political notion and perform; moment, the relevance of sophistication and standing to explaining political behaviour and pondering; 3rd, democracy - its invention, improvement and growth, and extinction, ahead of its fresh resuscitation or even apotheosis. additionally, monarchy in a number of kinds and at assorted sessions and the ordinary political buildings of Sparta are taken care of intimately over a chronological diversity extending from Homer to Plutarch. The e-book presents an creation to the subject for all scholars and non-specialists who savor the ongoing relevance of historical Greece to political thought and perform this day.

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Kingship in the Mycenaean World and its reflections in the by Ione Mylonas Shear

By Ione Mylonas Shear

Over the last few many years, there was nice curiosity within the difficulties of defining the level and nature of kingship within the Mycenaean international. Questions about the measure of monetary and spiritual strength held via the king were given designated emphasis. This e-book surveys the conclusions drawn through person students learning the Linear B pills, contrasts their theories with our wisdom of the Mycenaean kingdoms as derived from the archaeological checklist, and at last compares this proof with attainable reflections within the oral culture, in particular within the Iliad and Odyssey . This process ends up in the advice that the king within the Mycenaean interval had merely restricted energy over the society and its economic climate. even supposing the king appears to be like to have managed a wide section of the financial system, it really is argued right here that different contributors and kin teams in the state additionally had a definite measure of financial independence.

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Policing Athens by Virginia J. Hunter

By Virginia J. Hunter

From loved ones gossip to public beatings, this social background explores the various channels during which Athenians maintained public order. Virginia Hunter attracts totally on Attic court docket complaints, which allowed for a variety of proof, together with universal rumors a couple of defendant's personality and testimony, got lower than torture, of slaves opposed to their masters. She describes Athenian "policing" as a kind of social keep watch over that happened throughout quite a number deepest and public degrees. not just does policing seem to have been a collective company, yet its equipment have been embedded in a number of social associations, leading to the blurring of the road among country and society.

Hunter's inquiry into issues akin to loved ones authority, disputes between kinfolk, the presence of slaves in the home, gossip in the house and local, and kinds of public punishment finds a continuum extending from self-regulation between relatives to punitive activities enforced through the nation. spotting the unfairness of criminal files towards the rich, Hunter concentrates on exposing the voices of the fewer strong and no more privileged contributors of society, together with girls and slaves. In so doing she is likely one of the first to handle systematically such vital matters because the authority of girls, self-help, and corporal punishment.

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Thucydides Mythistoricus by Francis M. Cornford

By Francis M. Cornford

This booklet falls into elements: Thucydides Historicus and Thucydides Mythicus. within the first, Francis M. Cornford makes an attempt to turn out the inadequacy of Thucydides's account of the origins of the Peloponnesian warfare and develops a truly various conception of its motives. within the moment half he makes an attempt to respond to the query why Thucydides has informed us so little concerning the warfare that we discover actual, constant, or relevant.

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One Hundred Years of Homosexuality: And Other Essays on by David M. Halperin

By David M. Halperin

Halperin's topic is the erotics of male tradition in historic Greece. Arguing that the trendy notion of "homosexuality" is an insufficient device for the translation of those positive aspects of sexual lifestyles in antiquity, Halperin bargains another account that accords better prominence to the indigenous phrases within which sexual stories have been constituted within the historical Mediterranean global. Wittily and provocatively written, Halperin's meticulously drawn home windows onto historic sexuality supply us a brand new intending to the concept that of "Greek love."

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The Archaeology of Athens by John M. Camp

By John M. Camp

During this definitive e-book, popular archaeologist John M. Camp provides an up to date survey of the monuments of old Athens and Attica to create a whole archaeological travel of the realm. Camp's lavishly illustrated paintings will charm not just to students and scholars of Greek civilization but additionally to viewers exploring the traditional websites.

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