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Lament : studies in the ancient Mediterranean and beyond

Author: Ann Suter
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lament seems to have been universal in the ancient world. As such, it is an excellent touchstone for the comparative study of attitudes toward death and the afterlife, human relations to the divine, views of the cosmos, and the constitution of the fabric of society in different times and places. This collection of essays offers the first ever comparative approach to ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern traditions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History (form)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lament.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608474479
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Suter
ISBN: 9780195336924 0195336925
OCLC Number: 144570822
Description: x, 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Sumerian Gala priests and eastern Mediterranean returning Gods: tragic lamentation in cross-cultural perspective / Mary R. Bachvarova --
"When You Go to the Meadow ... ": the lament of the Taptara-women in the Hittite Sallis Wastais ritual / Ian Rutherford --
Mycenaean memory and bronze age lament / Brendan Burke --
Reading the laments of the Iliad / Christine Perkell --
Keens from the absent chorus: Troy to Ulster / Richard P. Martin --
Death becomes her: gender and Athenian death ritual / Karen Stears --
Male lament in Greek tragedy / Ann Suter --
Greek comedy's parody of lament / Andromache Karanika --
Lament and hymenaios in Erinna's Distaff / Olga Levaniouk --
Lament in Lucan's Bellum Civile / Alison Keith --
Nenia: gender, genre, and lament in Ancient Rome / Dorota Dutsch.
Responsibility: edited by Ann Suter.

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Oxbow says: Lament, a passionate expression of grief, mourning or sorrow, forms the central theme of this collection of twelve essays.  Read more...
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Suter's collection offers a valuable corrective to what have become almost ideological attitudes to lament in Greek tragedy. * Maureen Alden BMCR *

 
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