This is the second volume in a series of volumes which together will provide an entirely new history of ancient Greek (narrative) literature. Its organization is formal rather than biographical. It traces the history of central narrative devices, such as the narrator and his narratees,time, focalization, characterization, and space. It offers not only analyses of the handling of such a device by individual authors, but also a larger historical perspective on the manner in which it changes over time and is put to different uses by different authors in different genres. The present volume deals with time: changes in the order of events (analepsis versus prolepsis), the speed of narration (events may be recounted scenically or in the form of a summary), and frequency (events may be recounted once, repeatedly, or not at all).
Time in Ancient Greek Literature
Florence Yoon, University of British Columbia
This book examines the substantial role played by invented anonymous figures in the transformation of traditional mythological heroes into the unique dramatic characters of Greek Tragedy.
Calum Alasdair Maciver
This book, the first monograph in English on Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica in over a century, offers a comprehensive study of the poem's poetics and narrative, with a specific focus on the interaction between its Homeric intertextuality and Late Antique influences.
Edited by S.T. Roselaar
This book focuses on day-to-day interactions between Romans and Italians interacted, and the consequences of such interactions. Drawing on new archaeological evidence, literary and epigraphic material, it presents the current state of research on integration and identity formation in the Republic.
This monograph offers a study of the inter-relations between medicine, religion, and literature in the Sacred Tales of the Second Century CE Greek scholar Aelius Aristides.
Paul J. du Plessis
This book is a fundamental reassessment of one of the most important commercial contracts in Roman law. By drawing on legal and non-legal source material, this book seeks to assess the development of the contract in light of Roman legal thought.
Edited by Irene J.F. de Jong
The third volume of the Studies in Ancient Greek narrative deals with the narratological category of space: how is space, including objects which function as 'props', presented in narrative texts and what are its functions (thematic, symbolic, psychologising, or characterising).
Leonardo Tarán and Dimitri Gutas
This important new editio maior of Aristotle's Poetics is based on all the primary sources and is accompanied by a details critical apparatus. The introductory chapters provide important new insights about the transmission of the text to the present day and especially the significance of the ...
Edited by Catherine Collobert, Pierre Destrée and Francisco J. Gonzalez
Through the contributions of specialists in the field, this volume addresses the still open question of the role and status of myth in Plato’s dialogues and thereby speaks to the broader problem of the relation between philosophy and poetic discourse.
Edited by Olga Tellegen-Couperus.
Drawing on epigraphic, legal, literary, and numismatic sources, this book reveals how, in the Roman Republic, law and religion interacted to serve the same purpose, the continued growth and consolidation of Rome’s power.
Edited by Elizabeth Minchin
This ninth Orality and Literacy volume considers oral composition, performance, reception, and the mutual interplay between oral performance and written text. Authors under consideration are Homer, Hesiod, Plato, Isocrates, orators of the Second Sophistic, and Proclus. Cross-cultural studies are ...
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