A Companion to Greek Literature (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)
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A Companion to Greek Literature presents a comprehensive introduction to the wide range of texts and literary forms produced in the Greek language over the course of a millennium beginning from the 6th century BCE up to the early years of the Byzantine Empire.
• Features contributions from a wide range of established experts and emerging scholars of Greek literature
• Offers comprehensive coverage of the many genres and literary forms produced by the ancient Greeks--including epic and lyric poetry, oratory, historiography, biography, philosophy, the novel, and technical literature
• Includes readings that address the production and transmission of ancient Greek texts, historic reception, individual authors, and much more
• Explores the subject of ancient Greek literature in innovative ways
situated (cf. Martin 1989) – is generic intertextuality, one of three modes of intertextuality explored by folklorist Richard Bauman. Bauman identifies two further modes of intertextuality: reiteration, the re-use of discourse “reported as having been said by another,” and parody, the “ludic or inversive transformation of a prior text or genre” (Bauman 2004, 4–10). Poikilia is an indigenous metapoetic concept that captures these modes of intertextuality, which saturate iambos, elegy, and melos
Orations, for and against sending reinforcements to the Athenian expedition). Other declamations are found in Lucian, Lesbonax, Polemon, and Hadrian of Tyre, illustrating that declamation was far more than a student exercise: speeches were composed by professors who performed them in public to large crowds and so became celebrities. Quintilian’s Institutio Oratoria is one of the most important manuals of rhetoric, but Greek theory also flourished under the Empire. General courses, like that of
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