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The Resource Greek laughter and tears : antiquity and after, edited by Margaret Alexiou and Douglas Cairns

Greek laughter and tears : antiquity and after, edited by Margaret Alexiou and Douglas Cairns

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Greek laughter and tears : antiquity and after
Title
Greek laughter and tears
Title remainder
antiquity and after
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edited by Margaret Alexiou and Douglas Cairns
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  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Explores the range and complexity of human emotions and their transmission across cultural traditionsWhat makes us laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time? How do these two primal, seemingly discrete and non-verbal modes of expression intersect in everyday life and ritual, and what range of emotions do they evoke? How may they be voiced, shaped and coloured in literature and liturgy, art and music?Bringing together scholars from diverse periods and disciplines of Hellenic and Byzantine studies, this volume explores the shifting shapes and functions of laughter and tears. With a focus on the tragic, the comic and the tragicomic dimensions of laughter and tears in art, literature and performance, as well as on their emotional, socio-cultural and religious significance, it breaks new ground in the study of ancient and Byzantine affectivity.Key features Includes an international cast of 25 distinguished contributors Prominence is given to performative arts and to interactions with other cultures Transitions from Late Antiquity to Byzantium, and from Byzantium to the Renaissance, form focal points from which contributors look backwards, forwards and sideways Highlights the variety, audacity and quality of the finest Byzantine works and the extent to which they anticipated the renaissance Explores the range and complexity of human emotions and their transmission across cultural traditionsWhat makes us laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time? How do these two primal, seemingly discrete and non-verbal modes of expression intersect in everyday life and ritual, and what range of emotions do they evoke? How may they be voiced, shaped and coloured in literature and liturgy, art and music?Bringing together scholars from diverse periods and disciplines of Hellenic and Byzantine studies, this volume explores the shifting shapes and functions of laughter and tears. With a focus on the tragic, the comic and the tragicomic dimensions of laughter and tears in art, literature and performance, as well as on their emotional, socio-cultural and religious significance, it breaks new ground in the study of ancient and Byzantine affectivity.Key features Includes an international cast of 25 distinguished contributors Prominence is given to performative arts and to interactions with other cultures Transitions from Late Antiquity to Byzantium, and from Byzantium to the Renaissance, form focal points from which contributors look backwards, forwards and sideways Highlights the variety, audacity and quality of the finest Byzantine works and the extent to which they anticipated the renaissance
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
880.9/353
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English text with selections in Greek with parallel English translations
LC call number
PA3015.E46
LC item number
G74 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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2013
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  • Alexiou, Margaret
  • Cairns, Douglas L
  • University of Edinburgh
  • A. G. Leventis Conference in Greek
Series statement
Edinburgh Leventis Studies
Series volume
8
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  • Emotions in music
  • Emotions in art
  • Emotions in literature
  • Greek literature
  • Emotions in art
  • Emotions in literature
  • Emotions in music
  • Greek literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
  • HISTORY / Ancient / General
Label
Greek laughter and tears : antiquity and after, edited by Margaret Alexiou and Douglas Cairns
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Note
"The papers presented in the this volume represent the completely revised and rewritten record of the Eighth A. G. Leventis Conference in Greek, Edinburgh, 7-10 November 2013."--Page xi
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 420-471) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Imaging divine laughter in Homer and Lucian
  • Stephen Halliwell
  • 4.
  • Parody, symbol and the literary past in Lucian
  • Calum Maciver
  • Part 2.
  • Ancient models, Byzantine collections : epigrams, riddles and jokes.
  • 5.
  • 'Tantalus ever in tears': the Greek anthology as a source of emotions in late antiquity
  • 1.
  • Judith Herrin
  • 6.
  • 'Do you think you're clever? Solve this riddle, then!' The comic side of Byzantine enigmatic poetry
  • Simone Beta
  • 7.
  • Philogelos : an anti-intellectual joke-book
  • Stephen West.
  • Part 3.
  • Byzantine perspectives : tears and laughter, theory and praxis.
  • 9.
  • Introduction
  • 'Messages of the soul' : tears, smiles, laughter and emotions expressed by them in Byzantine literature
  • Martin Hinterberger
  • 9.
  • Towards a Byzantine theory of the comic?
  • Aglae Pizzone
  • 10.
  • Staging laughter and tears : Libanius, Chrysostom and the riot of the statues
  • Jan R. Stenger
  • 11.
  • Lamenting for the fall of Jerusalem in the seventh century CE
  • Margaret Alexiou and Douglas Cairns
  • Ioannis Papadogiannakis
  • 12.
  • Guiding grief : liturgical poetry and ritual lamentation in early Byzantium
  • Susan Harvey.
  • Part 4.
  • Laughter, power and subversion.
  • 13.
  • Mime and the dangers of laughter in late antiquity
  • Ruth Webb
  • . 14.
  • Part I.
  • Laughter on display : mimic P\performances and the danger of laughing in Byzantium
  • Przemeslaw Marciniak
  • 15.
  • The power of amusement and the amusement of power : the princely frescoes of St. Sophia, Kiev, and their connections to the Byzantine world
  • Elena Boeck
  • 16.
  • Laughing at Eros and Aphrodite : aexual inversion and its resolution in the classicising arts of medieval Byzantium
  • Alicia Walker
  • Part 5.
  • Gender, genre and language : loss and survival.
  • Ancient keynotes : from Homer to Lucian.
  • 17.
  • Comforting tears and suggestive smiles : to laugh and cry in the Komnenian novel
  • Ingela Nilsson
  • 18.
  • Do brothers weep? Male grief, mourning, lament and tears in eleventh- and twelfth-century Byzantium
  • Margaret Mullett
  • 19.
  • Laments by Nicetas Choniates and others for the fall of Constantinople in 1204
  • Michael Angold
  • 20.
  • 2.
  • 'Words filled with tears' : amorous discourse as lamentation in the Palaiologan romances
  • Panagiotis Agapitos
  • 21.
  • The tragic, the comic and tragi-comic in Cretan renaissance literature
  • David Holton
  • 22.
  • Belisarius in the shadow theatre : the private calvary of a legendary general
  • Anna Stavrakopoulou
  • 23.
  • Afterword
  • Laughter and tears in early Greek literature
  • Roderick Beaton
  • Appendix.
  • Chyrogles, or The girl with two husbands
  • Richard Seaford
Control code
1002303904
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 486 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474403818
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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  • 9781474403818
  • 22573/ctt1kzgwtj
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(OCoLC)1002303904
Label
Greek laughter and tears : antiquity and after, edited by Margaret Alexiou and Douglas Cairns
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The papers presented in the this volume represent the completely revised and rewritten record of the Eighth A. G. Leventis Conference in Greek, Edinburgh, 7-10 November 2013."--Page xi
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 420-471) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Imaging divine laughter in Homer and Lucian
  • Stephen Halliwell
  • 4.
  • Parody, symbol and the literary past in Lucian
  • Calum Maciver
  • Part 2.
  • Ancient models, Byzantine collections : epigrams, riddles and jokes.
  • 5.
  • 'Tantalus ever in tears': the Greek anthology as a source of emotions in late antiquity
  • 1.
  • Judith Herrin
  • 6.
  • 'Do you think you're clever? Solve this riddle, then!' The comic side of Byzantine enigmatic poetry
  • Simone Beta
  • 7.
  • Philogelos : an anti-intellectual joke-book
  • Stephen West.
  • Part 3.
  • Byzantine perspectives : tears and laughter, theory and praxis.
  • 9.
  • Introduction
  • 'Messages of the soul' : tears, smiles, laughter and emotions expressed by them in Byzantine literature
  • Martin Hinterberger
  • 9.
  • Towards a Byzantine theory of the comic?
  • Aglae Pizzone
  • 10.
  • Staging laughter and tears : Libanius, Chrysostom and the riot of the statues
  • Jan R. Stenger
  • 11.
  • Lamenting for the fall of Jerusalem in the seventh century CE
  • Margaret Alexiou and Douglas Cairns
  • Ioannis Papadogiannakis
  • 12.
  • Guiding grief : liturgical poetry and ritual lamentation in early Byzantium
  • Susan Harvey.
  • Part 4.
  • Laughter, power and subversion.
  • 13.
  • Mime and the dangers of laughter in late antiquity
  • Ruth Webb
  • . 14.
  • Part I.
  • Laughter on display : mimic P\performances and the danger of laughing in Byzantium
  • Przemeslaw Marciniak
  • 15.
  • The power of amusement and the amusement of power : the princely frescoes of St. Sophia, Kiev, and their connections to the Byzantine world
  • Elena Boeck
  • 16.
  • Laughing at Eros and Aphrodite : aexual inversion and its resolution in the classicising arts of medieval Byzantium
  • Alicia Walker
  • Part 5.
  • Gender, genre and language : loss and survival.
  • Ancient keynotes : from Homer to Lucian.
  • 17.
  • Comforting tears and suggestive smiles : to laugh and cry in the Komnenian novel
  • Ingela Nilsson
  • 18.
  • Do brothers weep? Male grief, mourning, lament and tears in eleventh- and twelfth-century Byzantium
  • Margaret Mullett
  • 19.
  • Laments by Nicetas Choniates and others for the fall of Constantinople in 1204
  • Michael Angold
  • 20.
  • 2.
  • 'Words filled with tears' : amorous discourse as lamentation in the Palaiologan romances
  • Panagiotis Agapitos
  • 21.
  • The tragic, the comic and tragi-comic in Cretan renaissance literature
  • David Holton
  • 22.
  • Belisarius in the shadow theatre : the private calvary of a legendary general
  • Anna Stavrakopoulou
  • 23.
  • Afterword
  • Laughter and tears in early Greek literature
  • Roderick Beaton
  • Appendix.
  • Chyrogles, or The girl with two husbands
  • Richard Seaford
Control code
1002303904
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 486 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474403818
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 9781474403818
  • 22573/ctt1kzgwtj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1002303904

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