Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought: Essays in Honor of Peter M. Smith

1st Edition

Arum Park

Published September 22, 2016
Reference - 290 Pages
ISBN 9781138955226 - CAT# Y206620
Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies


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Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought follows the construction of reality from Homer into the Hellenistic era and beyond. Not only in didactic poetry or philosophical works but in practically all genres from the time of Homer onwards, Greek literature has shown an awareness of the relationship between verbal art and the social, historical, or cultural reality that produces it, an awareness that this relationship is an approximate one at best and a distorting one at worst. This central theme of resemblance and its relationship to reality draws together essays on a range of Greek authors, and shows how they are unified or allied in posing similar questions to classical literature.

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