Reciprocity and Ritual: Homer and Tragedy in the Developing City-State

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This is an exciting and entirely new synthesis, combining anthropology, political and social history, and the close reading of central Greek texts, to account for two of the most significant features of Homeric epic and Athenian tragedy: the representation of ritual and of codes of reciprocity. Both genres are pervaded by these features, yet each treats them in very different ways. In this book, Dr Seaford shows that these differences cannot be accounted for in merely literary terms, but require a historical explanation. ...

Reciprocity and Ritual: Homer and Tragedy in the Developing City-State 1995, Clarendon Press

ISBN-13: 9780198150367

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Reciprocity and Ritual: Homer and Tragedy in the Developing City-State 1994, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198149491

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