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Author Kurke, Leslie.

Title Aesopic conversations [electronic resource] : popular tradition, cultural dialogue, and the invention of Greek prose / Leslie Kurke.

Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011.


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xxi, 495 p. : ill.
Series Martin classical lectures
Martin classical lectures.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: an elusive quarry: In search of ancient Greek popular culture; Explaining the joke: a roadmap for classicists; Synopsis of method and structure of argument -- The Aesopic challenge to Delphic authority: Ideological tensions at Delphi; the Aesopic critique; Neoptolemus and Aesop: sacrifice, hero cult, and competitive scapegoating -- Sophia before/beyond philosophy: the tradition of Sophia; Sophists and (as) sages; Aristotle and the transformation of Sophia -- Aesop as sage: political counsel and discursive practice; Aesop among the sages; Political animals: fable and the scene of advising -- Reading the life: the progress of a sage and the anthropology of Sophia: an Aesopic anthropology of wisdom; Aesop and Ahiqar; Delphic theoria and the death of a sage; the bricoleur as culture hero, or the art of extorting self-incrimination -- The Aesopic parody of high wisdom: demystifying Sophia: Hesiod, Theognis, and the seven sages; Aesopic parody in the visual tradition -- Aesop at the invention of philosophy: the problematic sociopolitics of mimetic prose; the generic affiliations of Sokratikoi logoi -- The battle over prose: fable in sophistic education and Xenophon's Memorabilia: Sophistic fables; traditional fable narration in Xenophon's Memorabilia -- Sophistic fable in Plato: parody, appropriation, and transcendence: Plato's Protagoras: debunking Sophistic fable; Plato's symposium: ringing the changes on fable -- Aesop in Plato's Sokratikoi logoi: analogy, elenchos, and disavowal: Sophia into philosophy: Socrates between the sages and Aesop; the Aesopic bricoleur and the "old Socratic tool-box"; sympotic wisdom, comedy, and Aesopic competition in Hippias major -- Historie and logopoiia: two sides of Herodotean prose: history before prose, prose before history; Aesop ho logopoios; Plutarch reading Herodotus: Aesop, ruptures of decorum, and the non-Greek -- Herodotus and Aesop: Cyrus tells a fable; Greece and (as) fable, or resignifying the hierarchy of genre; fable as history; the Aesopic contract of the histories: Herodotus teaches his readers.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Aesop -- Influence.
Aesop's fables.
Greek prose literature -- History and criticism.
Fables, Greek -- History and criticism.
Popular culture -- Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C.
Popular culture and literature -- Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C.
Literary form -- History -- To 1500.
Literature and society -- Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780691144573 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780691144580 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781400836567 (e-book)

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