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The Resource Cosmology and the Polis : The Social Construction of Space and Time in the Tragedies of Aeschylus, Richard Seaford, (electronic book)

Cosmology and the Polis : The Social Construction of Space and Time in the Tragedies of Aeschylus, Richard Seaford, (electronic book)

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Cosmology and the Polis : The Social Construction of Space and Time in the Tragedies of Aeschylus
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Cosmology and the Polis
Title remainder
The Social Construction of Space and Time in the Tragedies of Aeschylus
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Richard Seaford
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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.
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non fiction
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  • Cosmology in literature
  • Space and time in literature
  • Social interaction in literature
  • Money in literature
  • Ritual in literature
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Aeschylus
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Cosmology and the Polis : The Social Construction of Space and Time in the Tragedies of Aeschylus, Richard Seaford, (electronic book)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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CR9780511920790
Extent
1 online resource (380 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781107009271
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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Electronic resource.
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Label
Cosmology and the Polis : The Social Construction of Space and Time in the Tragedies of Aeschylus, Richard Seaford, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511920790
Extent
1 online resource (380 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781107009271
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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