Download E-books Plague and the Athenian Imagination: Drama, History, and the Cult of Asclepius PDF

By Robin Mitchell-Boyask

The nice plague of Athens that all started in 430 BCE had a huge impact at the mind's eye of its literary artists and at the social mind's eye of the town as a complete. during this ebook, Professor Mitchell-Boyask stories the impression of the plague on Athenian tragedy early within the 420s and argues for an important courting among drama and the improvement of the cult of the therapeutic god Asclepius within the subsequent decade, in the course of a interval of conflict and extending civic strife. The Athenian determination to find their temple for Asclepius adjoining to the Theater of Dionysus arose from deeper institutions among drama, therapeutic and the polis that have been engaged actively through the concern of the plague. The e-book additionally considers the illustration of the plague in Thucydides' background in addition to the metaphors generated by means of that illustration which recur later within the similar paintings.

Show description

Read or Download Plague and the Athenian Imagination: Drama, History, and the Cult of Asclepius PDF

Similar Ancient Medieval Literature books

The Portable Greek Historians: The Essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius (Viking Portable Library)

Crucial passages from the works of 4 "fathers of history"—Herodotus's background, Thucydides' heritage of the Peloponnesian struggle, Xenophon's Anabasis, and Polybius's Histories.

The Elements of Theology: A Revised Text with Translation, Introduction, and Commentary (Clarendon Paperbacks)

Proclus' components of Theology is a concise summa of the Neoplatonic process in its totally built shape; and for the scholar of past due Greek inspiration, moment in significance merely to the Enneads of Plotinus. Dodds has supplied a severe textual content in response to a private exam of a few 40 manuscripts, including an English translation and a philosophical and linguistic remark.

Homer's Allusive Art

What sort of allusion is feasible in a poetry derived from a centuries-long oral culture, and what sort of oral-derived poetry are the Homeric epics? comparability of Homeric epic with South Slavic heroic tune has advised particular types of solutions to those questions, but the South Slavic paradigm is neither ordinary in itself nor inevitably the single pertinent paradigm: Augustan Latin poetry makes use of many subtle and hugely self-conscious recommendations of allusion that may, this booklet contends, be suggestively paralleled in Homeric epic, and a few of an identical strategies of allusion are available in close to jap poetry of the 3rd and moment millennia BC.

How to Read a Latin Poem: If You Can't Read Latin Yet

Latin is particularly a lot alive within the poetry written via the good Latin poets, and this ebook is ready their poetry, their language, and their tradition. Fitzgerald exhibits the reader with very little wisdom of the Latin language the way it works as a special motor vehicle for poetic expression and concept. relocating among shut research of specific Latin poems and extra normal discussions of Latin poets, literature, and society, Fitzgerald offers the un-Latined reader an insider's view of the way Latin poetry feels and what makes it worthy examining, even this present day.

Additional resources for Plague and the Athenian Imagination: Drama, History, and the Cult of Asclepius

Show sample text content

Rated 4.68 of 5 – based on 7 votes