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The Resource Cosmology and the polis : the social construction of space and time in the tragedies of Aeschylus, Richard Seaford

Cosmology and the polis : the social construction of space and time in the tragedies of Aeschylus, Richard Seaford

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Cosmology and the polis : the social construction of space and time in the tragedies of Aeschylus
Title
Cosmology and the polis
Title remainder
the social construction of space and time in the tragedies of Aeschylus
Statement of responsibility
Richard Seaford
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book further develops Professor Seaford's innovative work on the study of ritual and money in the developing Greek polis. It employs the concept of the chronotope, which refers to the phenomenon whereby the spatial and temporal frameworks explicit or implicit in a text have the same structure and uncovers various such chronotopes in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter and in particular the tragedies of Aeschylus. Mikhail Bakhtin's pioneering use of the chronotope was in literary analysis. This study by contrast derives the variety of chronotopes manifest in Greek texts from the variety of socially integrative practices in the developing polis - notably reciprocity, collective ritual, and monetised exchange. In particular, the tragedies of Aeschylus embody the reassuring absorption of the new and threatening monetised chronotope into the traditional chronotope that arises from collective ritual with its aetiological myth"--
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Seaford, Richard
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3829
LC item number
.S37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Aeschylus
  • Aeschylus
  • Aeschylus
  • Aeschylus
  • Cosmology in literature
  • Space and time in literature
  • Social interaction in literature
  • Money in literature
  • Ritual in literature
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Cosmology in literature
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Money in literature
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Ritual in literature
  • Social interaction in literature
  • Space and time in literature
  • Kosmologie
  • Raum
  • Tragödie
  • Zeit
  • Kosmologie
  • Raum
  • Tragödie
  • Zeit
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Cosmology and the polis : the social construction of space and time in the tragedies of Aeschylus, Richard Seaford
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 340-354) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. The Social Construction of Space, Time and Cosmology: 1. Homer: the reciprocal chronotope; 2. Demeter Hymn: the aetiological chronotope; 3. From reciprocity to money -- Part II. Dionysiac Festivals: 4. Royal household and public festival; 5. Aetiological chronotope and dramatic mimesis; 6. Monetisation and tragedy -- Part III. Confrontational and Aetiological Space in Aeschylus: 7. Telos and the unlimitedness of money; 8. Suppliants; 9. Seven against Thebes; 10. Confrontational space in Oresteia; 11. The unlimited in Oresteia; 12. Persians -- Part IV. The Unity of Opposites: 13. Form-parallelism and the unity of opposites; 14. Aeschylus and Herakleitos; 15. From the unity of opposites to their differentiation -- Part V. Cosmology of the Integrated Polis: 16. Metaphysics and the polis in Pythagoreanism; 17. Pythagoreanism in Aeschylus; 18. Household, cosmos and polis; Appendix: was there a skēnē for all the extant plays of Aeschylus?
Control code
753630544
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 366 p.
Isbn
9781107009271
Lccn
2011041583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40020637576
System control number
(OCoLC)753630544
Label
Cosmology and the polis : the social construction of space and time in the tragedies of Aeschylus, Richard Seaford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 340-354) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. The Social Construction of Space, Time and Cosmology: 1. Homer: the reciprocal chronotope; 2. Demeter Hymn: the aetiological chronotope; 3. From reciprocity to money -- Part II. Dionysiac Festivals: 4. Royal household and public festival; 5. Aetiological chronotope and dramatic mimesis; 6. Monetisation and tragedy -- Part III. Confrontational and Aetiological Space in Aeschylus: 7. Telos and the unlimitedness of money; 8. Suppliants; 9. Seven against Thebes; 10. Confrontational space in Oresteia; 11. The unlimited in Oresteia; 12. Persians -- Part IV. The Unity of Opposites: 13. Form-parallelism and the unity of opposites; 14. Aeschylus and Herakleitos; 15. From the unity of opposites to their differentiation -- Part V. Cosmology of the Integrated Polis: 16. Metaphysics and the polis in Pythagoreanism; 17. Pythagoreanism in Aeschylus; 18. Household, cosmos and polis; Appendix: was there a skēnē for all the extant plays of Aeschylus?
Control code
753630544
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 366 p.
Isbn
9781107009271
Lccn
2011041583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40020637576
System control number
(OCoLC)753630544

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