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Cosmology and the Polis: The Social Construction of Space and Time in the Tragedies of Aeschylus

Seaford, Richard

Verlag: Cambridge University Press, 2015
ISBN 10: 1107470722 / ISBN 13: 9781107470729
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Titel: Cosmology and the Polis: The Social ...

Verlag: Cambridge University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2015

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Inhaltsangabe: 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 embodies the reassuring absorption of the new and threatening monetised chronotope into the traditional chronotope that arises from collective ritual with its aetiological myth.

Inhaltsangabe: The Greek polis was the first society to be monetised and the first to produce drama. This pioneering book seeks to uncover the relationship between these two momentous inventions by examining the clash between the old world of ritual and the new world of money in the tragedies of Aeschylus.

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