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Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, by Elton T. E. Barker

By Elton T. E. Barker

This ebook investigates the most attribute and admired beneficial properties of historic Greek literature - the scene of discussion or agon, within which with various levels of ritual characters sq. as much as one another and have interaction in a competition of phrases. Drawing on six case reports of alternative types of narrative - epic, historiography and tragedy - and authors as diversified as Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides, Sophocles and Euripides, this wide-ranging learn analyses every one example
of debate in its context in line with a suite of interrelated questions: who debates, while, why, and with what results? in line with the altering representations of dialogue throughout and inside varied genres, it indicates the significance of dialogue to those key canonical genres and, in flip, the position of
literature within the building of a citizen physique in the course of the exploration, copy and administration of dissent from authority.

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