Space, place, and landscape in ancient Greek literature and culture / edited by Kate Gilhuly, Wellesley College, Nancy Worman, Barnard College.

This book brings together a collection of original essays that engage with cultural geography and landscape studies to produce new ways of understanding place, space, and landscape in Greek literature from the fifth and fourth centuries BCE. The authors draw on an eclectic collection of contemporary...

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Other Authors: Gilhuly, Kate, 1964- (Editor), Worman, Nancy, 1963- (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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Summary:This book brings together a collection of original essays that engage with cultural geography and landscape studies to produce new ways of understanding place, space, and landscape in Greek literature from the fifth and fourth centuries BCE. The authors draw on an eclectic collection of contemporary approaches to bring the study of ancient Greek literature into dialogue with the burgeoning discussion of spatial theory in the humanities. The essays in this volume treat a variety of textual spaces, from the intimate to the expansive: the bedroom, ritual space, the law courts, theatrical space, the poetics of the city, and the landscape of war. And yet, all of the contributions are united by an interest in recuperating some of the many ways in which the ancient Greeks in the archaic and classical periods invested places with meaning and in how the representation of place links texts to social practices.
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Physical Description:1 online resource (ix, 283 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
ISBN:9781107323766 (ebook)