Aesopic Conversations : Popular Tradition, Cultural Dialogue, and the Invention of Greek Prose

Examining the figure of Aesop and the traditions surrounding him, Aesopic Conversations offers a portrait of what Greek popular culture might have looked like in the ancient world. What has survived from the literary record of antiquity is almost entirely the product of an elite of birth, wealth,... Ausführliche Beschreibung

Verfasser / Komponist: Kurke, Leslie, [author.]
Verfasserangabe: Leslie Kurke.
Medientyp: E-Book
veröffentlicht: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2010]
Umfang: 1 online resource :; 7 halftones.
enthält: Frontmatter -- CONTENTS -- ILLUSTRATIONS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- ABBREVIATIONS -- INTRODUCTION -- PART I: Competitive Wisdom and Popular Culture -- CHAPTER 1. Aesop and the Contestation of Delphic Authority -- CHAPTER 2. Sophia before/beyond Philosophy -- CHAPTER 3. Aesop as Sage: Political Counsel and Discursive Practice -- CHAPTER 4. Reading the Life: The Progress of a Sage and the Anthropology of Sophia -- CHAPTER 5. The Aesopic Parody of High Wisdom -- PART II: Aesop and the Invention of Greek Prose -- CHAPTER 6. Aesop at the Invention of Philosophy -- CHAPTER 7. The Battle over Prose: Fable in Sophistic Education and Xenophon's Memorabilia -- CHAPTER 8. Sophistic Fable in Plato: Parody, Appropriation, and Transcendence -- CHAPTER 9. Aesop in Plato's Sōkratikoi Logoi: Analogy, Elenchos, and Disavowal -- CHAPTER 10. Historiē and Logopoiïa: Two Sides of Herodotean Prose -- CHAPTER 11. Herodotus and Aesop: Some Soundings -- Bibliography -- Index Locorum -- General Index
Frontmatter -- CONTENTS -- ILLUSTRATIONS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- ABBREVIATIONS -- INTRODUCTION -- PART I: Competitive Wisdom and Popular Culture -- CHAPTER 1. Aesop and the Contestation of Delphic Authority -- CHAPTER 2. Sophia before/beyond Philosophy -- CHAPTER 3. Aesop as Sage: Political Counsel and Discursive Practice -- CHAPTER 4. Reading the Life: The Progress of a Sage and the Anthropology of Sophia -- CHAPTER 5. The Aesopic Parody of High Wisdom -- PART II: Aesop and the Invention of Greek Prose -- CHAPTER 6. Aesop at the Invention of Philosophy -- CHAPTER 7. The Battle over Prose: Fable in Sophistic Education and Xenophon's Memorabilia -- CHAPTER 8. Sophistic Fable in Plato: Parody, Appropriation, and Transcendence -- CHAPTER 9. Aesop in Plato's Sōkratikoi Logoi: Analogy, Elenchos, and Disavowal -- CHAPTER 10. Historiē and Logopoiïa: Two Sides of Herodotean Prose -- CHAPTER 11. Herodotus and Aesop: Some Soundings -- Bibliography -- Index Locorum -- General Index
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