Collection : Myth and Poetics

Series editor: Gregory Nagy

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After Antiquity
Greek Language, Myth, and Metaphor
Margaret Alexiou
With the publication of Ritual Lament in Greek Tradition, widely considered a classic in Modern Greek studies and in collateral fields, Margaret Alexiou established herself as a major intellectual innovator on the interconnections among ancient...



The Anger of Achilles
Mênis in Greek Epic
Leonard Muellner
"Menis opens for consideration an immense range of significant poetic possibilities, not the least of which is that of an ethical sense for the term."—Bryn Mawr Classical Review "Henceforth no one will be able to claim that menis merely connotes...



Ariadne's Thread
A Guide to International Stories in Classical Literature
William Hansen
From Cinderella to The Boy Who Cried Wolf to The Dragon Slayer to the Judgment of Solomon, certain legends, myths, and folktales are part of the oral tradition in countries around the world. In addition to their pervasiveness, these stories show an...



Epic Singers and Oral Tradition
Albert Bates Lord
Drawing on his extensive fieldwork in living oral traditions, Albert Bates Lord here concentrates on the epic singers and their art as manifested in texts or...



Epic Singers and Oral Tradition
Albert Bates Lord
Drawing on his extensive fieldwork in living oral traditions, Albert Bates Lord here concentrates on the epic singers and their art as manifested in texts or...



Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India
Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger
In Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes six representative Indian folklore genres from a single regional repertoire to show the influence of their intertextual relations on the composition and interpretation of artistic performance. Placing special emphasis on women’s rituals, she looks at the...



Greek Mythology and Poetics
Gregory Nagy
Gregory Nagy here provides a far-reaching assessment of the relationship between myth and ritual in ancient Greek society. Nagy illuminates in particular the forces of interaction and change that transformed the Indo-European linguistic and cultural...



Greek Mythology and Poetics
Gregory Nagy
Gregory Nagy here provides a far-reaching assessment of the relationship between myth and ritual in ancient Greek society. Nagy illuminates in particular the forces of interaction and change that transformed the Indo-European linguistic and cultural...



Helen of Troy and Her Shameless Phantom
Norman Austin
Like the male heroes of epic poetry, Helen of Troy has been immortalized, but not for deeds of strength and honor; she is remembered as the beautiful woman who disgraced herself and betrayed her family and state. Norman Austin here...



Helen of Troy and Her Shameless Phantom
Norman Austin
Like the male heroes of epic poetry, Helen of Troy has been immortalized, but not for deeds of strength and honor; she is remembered as the beautiful woman who disgraced herself and betrayed her family and state. Norman Austin here...



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