You are looking at  1-10 of 16 articles  for:

  • Greek Literature x
Clear All

View:

Aesop  

J. S. Rusten

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Aesop, as legendary a figure as Homer. What we now call *fables (Gk. αἶνοι, μῦθοι, λόγοι), i.e. stories clearly fictitious (often about speaking animals), which illustrate a point or support an ... More

agōnes  

Stephen Instone and Antony Spawforth

Online publication date:
Jul 2015
(1) The term agōn (ἀγών) and its derivatives can denote the informal and extempore competitive struggles and rivalries that permeated Greek life in the general fight for success and ... More

Certamen Homeri et Hesiodi  

Martin Litchfield West

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Certamen Homeri et Hesiodi, Ἀγὼν Ὁμήρου καὶ Ἡσιόδου, abbreviation of Περὶ Ὁμήρου καὶ Ἡσιόδου καὶ τοῦ γένους καὶ ἀγῶνος αὐτῶν (‘On Homer and Hesiod, their Ancestry and Their contest’), title of an ... More

didaskalia  

Arthur Wallace Pickard-Cambridge and Patricia E. Easterling

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Didaskalia, lit. ‘teaching’, came to be used in ancient Greece as the standard term for the production of a performance at a dramatic festival. *dithyrambs, *tragedies, satyr-plays (see satyric ... More

education, Greek  

Frederick Arthur George Beck and Rosalind Thomas

Online publication date:
Jul 2015
Greek ideas of education (paideia), whether theoretical or practical, encompassed upbringing and cultural training in the widest sense, not merely schooling and formal education. The poets were ... More

encomium  

Donald Russell

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
The word enkōmion is probably derived from kōmos, ‘revel’, though some ancient writers preferred to connect it with kōmē, ‘village’: there was a similar dispute about the origin of kōmōidia. It ... More

Epic Cycle  

Martin Litchfield West

Online publication date:
Jul 2015
Epic Cycle, ἐπικὸς κύκλος, a collection of early Greek epics, artificially arranged in a series so as to make a narrative extending from the beginning of the world to the end of the heroic age. Apart ... More

Getty Hexameters, the  

Roy D. Kotansky

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
The “Getty Hexameters” represent a “cluster” of verse incantations written on a small, folded piece of lead epigraphically and historically dateable to the end of the 5th century. Found in ... More

ghosts  

Esther Eidinow

Identifying a ghost in Greek literature and distinguishing it from what we might call a delusion or a supernatural entity can sometimes pose difficulties: *Homer tends to use the term ... More

iambic poetry, Greek  

Martin Litchfield West

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
‘Iambic’ metre got its name from iambos (ἴαμβος), a term associated in various parts of Greece with traditional jesting and ribaldries in certain festivals of *Demeter and *Dionysus. This ... More

View: