The Resource Space and time in ancient Greek narrative, Alex C. Purves

Space and time in ancient Greek narrative, Alex C. Purves

Label
Space and time in ancient Greek narrative
Title
Space and time in ancient Greek narrative
Statement of responsibility
Alex C. Purves
Title variation
Space et Time in Ancient Greek Narrative
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this wide-ranging survey of ancient Greek narrative from archaic epic to classical prose, Alex Purves shows how stories unfold in space as well as in time. She traces a shift in authorial perspective, from a godlike overview to the more focused outlook of human beings caught up in a developing plot, inspired by advances in cartography, travel, and geometry. Her analysis of the temporal and spatial dimensions of ancient narrative leads to new interpretations of important texts by Homer, Herodotus, and Xenophon, among others, showing previously unnoticed connections between epic and prose. Drawing on the methods of classical philology, narrative theory, and cultural geography, Purves recovers a poetics of spatial representation that lies at the core of the Greeks' conception of their plots
Cataloging source
DEBBG
Characteristic
unknown
Dewey number
880.9/32
Language note
Includes passages in Greek with English translations
LC call number
PA3015.G44
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Label
Space and time in ancient Greek narrative, Alex C. Purves
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the perfect surveyor -- The eusynoptic Iliad : visualizing space and movement in the poem -- Paths and measures : epic space and the Odyssey -- The world in the hand : Anaximander, Pherecydes, and the invention of cartography -- Map and narrative : Herodotus's histories -- Losing the way home : Xenophon's Anabasis -- Finding (things at) home : Xenophon's Oeconomicus
Control code
ocn967417163
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511750731
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1017/CBO9780511750731
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37448304
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)967417163
  • cbo0521190983

Library Locations

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