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Published 2006
Solon of Athens : new historical and philological approaches /

: This volume offers a range of innovative approaches to Solon of Athens, legendary law-giver, statesman, and poet of the early sixth century B.C. In the first part, Solon's poetry is reconsidered against the background of oral poetics and other early Greek poetry. The connection between Solon's alleged roles as poet and as politician is fundamentally questioned. Part two offers a reassessment of Solon's laws based on a revision of the textual tradition and recent views on early Greek lawgiving. In part three, fresh scrutiny of the archeological and written evidence of archaic Greece results in new perspectives on the agricultural crisis and Solon's role in the social and political developments of sixth-century Athens. Originally published in hardcover
: "This volume originated at a conference which was held at the study center of the Radboud University Nijmegen, Soeterbeeck, in the Netherlands in December 2003"--Acknowledgements. : 1 online resource (viii, 476 pages) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789047408895 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2011
Sacred words orality, literacy, and religion /

: A prevalent view in the current scholarship on ancient religions holds that state religion was primarily performed and transmitted in oral forms, whereas writing came to be associated with secret, private and marginal cults, especially in the Greek world. In Roman times, religions would have become more and more bookish, starting with the Sibylline books and the Annales Maximi of the Roman priests and culminating in the canonical gospels of the Christians. It is the aim of this volume to modify this view or, at least, to challenge it. Surveying the variety of ways in which different types of texts and oral discourse were involved in ancient Greek and Roman religions, the contributions to this volume show that oral and written forms were in use for both Greek and Roman state and private religions.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004214217 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2016
The look of lyric : Greek song and the visual studies in archaic and classical Greek song /

: The Look of Lyric: Greek Song and the Visual addresses the various modes of interaction between ancient Greek lyric poetry and the visual arts as well as more general notions of visuality. It covers diverse poetic genres in a range of contexts radiating outwards from the original performance(s) to encompass their broader cultural settings, the later reception of the poems, and finally also their understanding in modern scholarship. By focusing on the relationship between the visual and the verbal as well as the sensory and the mental, this volume raises a wide range of questions concerning human perception and cultural practices. As this collection of essays shows, Greek lyric poetry played a decisive role in the shaping of both.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004314849 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2016
The newest Sappho (P. Sapph. Obbink and P. GC inv. 105, frs. 1-4) : studies in archaic and classical Greek song, volume 2 /

: In The Newest Sappho Anton Bierl and André Lardinois have edited 21 papers of world-renowned Sappho scholars dealing with the new papyrus fragments of Sappho that were published in 2014. This set of papyrus fragments, the greatest find of Sappho fragments since the beginning of the 20th century, provides significant new readings and additions to five previously known songs of Sappho (frs. 5, 9, 16, 17 and 18), as well as the remains of four previously unknown songs, including the new Brothers Song and the Kypris Song. The contributors discuss the content of these poems as well as the consequence they have for our understanding of Sappho's life and work.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004314832 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.