Allusion, Authority, and Truth
Critical Perspectives on Greek Poetic and Rhetorical Praxis
Ed. by Mitsis, Phillip / Tsagalis, Christos
Aims and Scope
Questions about how ancient Greek texts establish their authority, reflect on each other, and project their own truths have become central for a wide range of recent critical discourses. In this volume, an influential group of international scholars examines these themes in a variety of poetic and rhetorical genres. The result is a series of striking and original readings from different critical perspectives that display the centrality of these questions for understanding the poetic and rhetorical aims of ancient Greek texts. Characterized by a combination of close attention to philological detail and theoretical sophistication, the essays in this volume make a compelling case for this kind of focused, critically informed dialogue about the nature of ancient textual praxis. Students of classical literature will find a wealth of critical insights and challenging new readings of many familiar texts.
- viii, 460 pages
- Type of Publication:
- Greek Literature; Interpretation; Epic; Drama; Prose