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100 1  Meister, Felix Johannes,|d1986-|0
245 10 Greek praise poetry and the rhetoric of divinity /|cFelix 
       J. Meister. 
264  1 Oxford :|bOxford University Press,|c2020. 
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490 0  Oxford classical monographs 
520 8  The polar dichotomy between man and god, and the 
       insurmountable gulf between them, are considered a 
       fundamental principle of archaic and classical Greek 
       religion. Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity
       argues that poetry produced between the eighth and the 
       fifth centuries BC does not present such a uniform view of
       the world, demonstrating instead that particular genres of
       poetry may assess the distance between humans and gods 
       differently. Discussion focuses on genres where the 
       boundaries appear to be more flexible, with wedding songs,
       victory odes, and selected passages from tragedy and 
       comedy taken as case studies that illustrate that some 
       human individuals may, in certain situations, be presented
       as enjoying a state of happiness, a degree of beauty, or 
       an amount of power comparable to that of the gods. A 
       central question throughout is whether these presentations
       stem from an individual poet's creative ingenuity or from 
       the conventional ideological repertoire of the respective 
       genre, and how this difference might shape the comparison 
       of a human with the gods. Another important question 
       concerns the ritual contexts in which some of these songs 
       would have been performed, expanding the scope of the 
       analysis beyond merely a literary device to encompass a 
       fundamental aspect of archaic and classical Greek culture.
650  0 Greek poetry|xHistory and criticism.|0
650  0 Latin poetry|xHistory and criticism.|0
650  0 Human beings in literature.|0
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830  0 Oxford classical monographs.|0
990    Oxford University Press|bOxford Scholarship Online 
       Classical Studies|c2020-01-17|yAdded to collection 
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