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Reciprocity and Ritual: Homer and Tragedy in the Developing City-State
Polis, household and reciprocity in Homer reciprocity, marriage and sacrifice in Homer death ritual and reciprocal violence in the polis collective death ritual death ritual in the "Iliad" theExpand
The tragic wedding
Wedding ritual in tragedy tends to be subverted. In explaining and arguing for this generalisation I hope also to shed new light on some of the passages deployed. My starting point is the actualExpand
Money and the Early Greek Mind: Homer, Philosophy, Tragedy
1. Introduction Part I. The Genesis of Coined Money: 2. Homeric transactions 3. Sacrifice and distribution 4. Greece and the ancient near East 5. Greek money 6. The preconditions of coinage 7. TheExpand
Dionysiac Drama and the Dionysiac Mysteries
In Euripides' Bacchae Dionysos visits Thebes in disguise to establish his mysteries there. And so, given normal Euripidean practice, it is almost certain that in the lost part of his final speechExpand
The eleventh ode of Bacchylides: Hera, Artemis, and the absence of Dionysos
The eleventh ode of Bacchylides begins and ends at Metapontum. But most of it is devoted to two myths about Tiryns. The first of these is the insult to Hera by the daughters of King Proitos and theirExpand
The imprisonment of women in Greek tragedy
In Kreon's famous edict in Sophokles' Antigone the punishment for attending to the dead Polyneikes is death by public stoning (36). In the event,at the climax of his bitter argument with his sonExpand
The social function of Attic tragedy: a Response to Jasper Griffin
  • R. Seaford
  • History
  • The Classical Quarterly
  • 1 May 2000
Jasper Griffin's polemic, in this journal, against what he calls the ‘collectivist school’ of interpretation of Athenian tragedy is welcome, as it encourages clarification of fundamental differences.Expand