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Inscriptions and their Uses in Greek and Latin Literature (Peter Liddel Polly Low (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2013) 9780199665747
Inscriptions and their Uses in Greek and Latin Literature (Peter Liddel Polly Low (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2013) 9780199665747
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Title: Inscriptions and their Uses in Greek and Latin Literature

Author: Liddel, Peter Polly Low (eds)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2013

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199665747

Volumes: 1; Pages: 424

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Inscriptions and their Uses in Greek and Latin Literature offers a broad set of perspectives on the diverse forms of epigraphic material present in ancient literary texts, and the variety of responses, both ancient and modern, which they can provoke.This collection of essays explores the various ways in which ancient authors used inscribed texts and documents. From the archaic period onwards, ancient literary authors working within a range of genres, such as oratory, philosophy, poetry, and historiography, discussed and quoted a variety of inscriptions. They deployed them as ornamental devices, as alternative voices to that of the narrator, to display scholarship, to make points about history, politics, individual morality, and piety, and even to express moral views about the nature of epigraphy.Table of ContentsPrefaceList of ContributorsList of Illustrations1. Introduction: The Reception of Ancient Inscriptions, Peter Liddel and Polly LowPart I: Literary Epigraphy and the Ancient Past2. Cui vetustas fidem faciat: Inscriptions and Other Material Relics of the Past in Greco-Roman Antiquity, Andreas Hartmann3. Herodotus and Temple Inventories, Elizabeth Kosmetatou4. Illustrating, Documenting, Making-Believe: The Use of Psephismata in Hellenistic Biographies of Philosophers, Matthias Haake5. From Inscriptions to Literature (and Sometimes Back Again): Some uses of the epigraphic sources in the ancient literary traditions on Delphi, Manuela Mari6. Inscriptions as Literature in Pausanias' Exegesis of Hellas, Yannis Tzifopoulos7. Archaic Latin Inscriptions and Greek and Roman Authors, David Langslow8. Inscribed Epigrams in Orators, Epigrammatic Schools, Epigrammatic Collections, Andrej PetrovicPart II: Literary Epigraphy: Complementarity and Competition9. Epigraphic Literacy in Fifth-Century Epinician and its Audiences, Joseph Day10. Kleos versus Stonea Lyric Poetry and Contexts for Memorialization11. Inscriptions on the Attic Stage, Julia Lougovaya12. Aristotle's Hymn to Virtue and Funerary Inscriptions, Pauline LeVen13. Speaking from the Tomba The Disappearing Epitaph of Simonides in Callimachus, Aetia Fr. 64 Pf.14. Inscriptional Intermediality in Latin Literature, Martin Dinter15. Furor Epigraphicus: Augustus, the Poets, and the Inscriptions, Joceylne Nelis-Clement and Damien Nelis16. Epitome and Eternity: Some Epitaphs and Votive Inscriptions in the Latin Love Elegists, Luke Houghton17. Shuffling Surfaces: Epigraphy, Power, and Integrity in the Greco-Roman Narratives, Alexei ZadorojnyiIndex
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