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Masks of Authority (Hardback)

Fiction and Pragmatics in Ancient Greek Poetics

Ancient History > Ancient Greece & the Hellenistic World > Greek Art & Architecture

Imprint: Cornell University Press
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780801438929
Published: 31st December 2005
Casemate UK Academic

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These interlinked essays explore the means used by ancient Greek poets to create in their works a fictional authorship. The volume shows that they made of their poems, through various discursive strategies, texts to be performed, with the collective, ritual, and pragmatic values implicit in the ideas of craft and performance.

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