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Conventional Values of the Hellenistic Greeks (Lise Hannestad Jan Zahle, Troels Engberg-Pedersen, Per Bilde (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Aarhus University Press, 1997) 9788772885551
Conventional Values of the Hellenistic Greeks (Lise Hannestad Jan Zahle, Troels Engberg-Pedersen, Per Bilde (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Aarhus University Press, 1997) 9788772885551
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Title: Conventional Values of the Hellenistic Greeks

Author: Hannestad, Lise Jan Zahle, Troels Engberg-Pedersen, Per Bilde (eds)

Publisher: Aarhus University Press; Publication Date: 1997

Hardcover; ISBN: 9788772885551

Volumes: 1; Pages: 324

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The contributors to this volume seek to decipher the Hellenistic citizens' views on vital elements of their society: the city, the ruler, religion, magic and astrology, everyday life and social relations (family and gender), morality, uses of the past, and the iconography of death. How did the changes in political and social ideas affect actions and practices, which in turn again altered concepts?Moreover, the authors distinguish between the views of the common people and the elite, the evidence from inscriptions (seen as popular sentiment) and the evidence from literature (from the elite).The authors' conclusions have broad ramifications for future scholars in a field that has not hitherto received much attention. This volume is essential reading on the early development of individualism and the history of ideas.Table of ContentsAbbreviationsIntroductionPauline Schmitt Pantel: Public Feasts in the Hellenistic Greek City: Forms and MeaningsBurkhard Fehr: Society, Consanguinity and the Fertility of Women: The Community of Deities on the Great Frieze of the Pergamum Altar as a Paradigm of Cross-Cultural IdeasGiulia Sfameni Gasparrov: Daimon and Tuche in the Hellenistic Religious ExperienceDale B. Martin: Hellenistic Superstition: The Problems of Defining a ViceRichard Gordon: : Hellenistic Magic and AstrologyDavid Konstan: Conventional Values of the Hellenistic Greeks: The Evidence from AstrologyTomas H�gg: A Professor and his Slave: Conventions and Values in the Life of AesopSarah B. Pomeroy: Family Values: The Uses of the PastSanne Houby-Nielsen: Grave Gifts, Women, and Conventional Values in Hellenistic AthensHalvor Moxnes: Conventional Values in the Hellenistic World: MasculinityLise Hannestad: Death on Delos: Conventions in an International ContextIndex of PersonsIndex of Modern AuthorsGeographical IndexIndex Locorum
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