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By Carol Dougherty, Leslie Kurke

This quantity brings jointly essays by way of archaeologists, historians, and literary students in a finished exam of the Greek archaic age. A time of dramatic and progressive switch whilst a few of the associations and notion styles that will form Greek tradition advanced, this era has turn into the article of renewed scholarly curiosity lately. but it has resisted reconstruction, principally simply because its documentation is much less entire than that of the classical interval. with a purpose to learn the textual content of archaic Greece, the participants right here follow new methods--including anthropology, literary idea, and cultural history--to important concerns, between them the translation of formality, the origins of hero cult and its relation to politics, the evolving ideologies of colonization and athletic victory, the illustration of statesmen and sages, and the serendipitous improvement of democracy. With their interdisciplinary ways, a number of the essays reveal the interdependence of politics, faith, and economics during this interval; the significance of public functionality for negotiating social interplay; and the inventive use of the earlier to constitution a altering current. Cultural Poetics in historical Greece deals a energetic and coherent reaction to the scholarly demanding situations of the archaic interval.

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Both internal and external factors seem to have been involved. Harrison's lack of empirical rigor left her open to constant factual correction, which was undoubtedly important. So too were the personalities of the protagonists. After 1918 Harrison despaired of the West, left England for a long period, and became obsessed with Russian mysticism. Murray involved himself in the League of Nations and, though he continued to publish, seemed to have lost his prewar commitment. 49 The Cambridge school's attachment to evolutionism and a "bits-and-pieces" comparativism no doubt isolated it from the more dynamic researchers in the social sciences, who were moving toward functionalism, while the similarity between Farnell's epistemology and that of the Oxford school of British history must have reinforced his credibility.

This variability has rarely been discussed,117 but it forms a striking contrast with the uniformity we find after 700. There were virtually no exceptions to the new rite of primary cremation with tumulus for adults and inhumation in a Subgeometric or plain pot for children. The occasional use of a pot with a narrative scene, however, does distinguish the countryside from Athens.

The only other major form of Late Geometric figured art, the thin gold diadem with impressed decoration, makes its appearance at roughly the same time as the Dipylon Master's paintings. html [28-12-2008 21:55:23] page_30 < previous page page_30 next page > Page 30 fourteen cases from the nearby Kerameikos and Kriezi Street cemeteries. E. had an interest in figured art that went far beyond what we find anywhere else in Greece. The Dipylon vase's spatial context is, then, important for its interpretation.

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