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Greeks Notions of the Past in the Archaic and Classical Eras History Without Historians

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ISBN-10: 0748643966

ISBN-13: 9780748643967

Edition: 2012

Authors: John Marincola, Calum Maciver, Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

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Although Greek historians were fundamental in the enterprise of preserving the memory of great deeds in antiquity, they were not alone in their interest in the past. The Greeks themselves, quite apart from their historians and in a variety of non-historiographical media, were constantly creating pasts for themselves that answered to the needs - political, social, moral and even religious - of their society.In this volume eighteen scholars discuss the variety of ways in which the Greeks constructed de-constructed, engaged with, alluded to, and relied on their pasts whether it was in the poetry of Homer, in the victory odes of Pindar, in tragedy and comedy on the Athenian stage, in their…    
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Book details

List price: $140.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 7/23/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones in Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh and a specialist in the history and culture of ancient Iran, Greece, and Egypt. He also works on dress and gender in antiquity and on the ancient world in popular culture, especially Hollywood cinema. He is the author of Aphrodite's Tortoise: the veiled woman of Ancient Greece and the co-author of Ctesias' History of Persia: Tales of the Orient and Greek and Roman Dress from A-Z. He is editor of Women's Dress in the Ancient Greek World and Creating a Hellenistic World and numerous articles on Greek and Persian culture and ancient theatre. He is the series editor of Edinburgh Studies in Ancient Persia.