Sappho in the making : the early reception
- Dimitrios Yatromanolakis.
- Washington, DC : Center for Hellenic Studies, Trustees for Harvard University ; Cambridge, Mass. : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2007.
- Physical description
- xx, 442 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Hellenic studies 28.
- Yatromanolakis, Dimitrios.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-426) and indexes.
- An anthropology of reception
- Paradigms and filters
- Classics and anthropology
- The persistence of allegory : expected horizons and textualized cultures
- Cultural translations and writing practices
- Beyond fictionalization: agency, collective schemata, and interdiscursivity
- Mythopraxis and traditions in flux
- "Coining" Sappho and the hermeneutics of vraisemblance
- Ethnographic archives of vraisemblance in attic ceramics
- A syntax of image and representation
- The social life of attic vases
- Visualizing idealized cognitive models
- Connotation and denotation
- [Sappho] in the image
- Performing with a barbitos
- Singers; together
- The grammar of late performances
- Yes, in the company of a young woman
- The tithonos painter and modes of representation
- The rhetoric of lettering
- Contextualizing schemata
- Cultural performance, Anakreon, and the "elaborately dressed revelers"
- Metonymic webs of signification
- Recitals among women
- Visualizing song/making
- The anthropology of ancient reception : the late archaic and classical periods
- On Lesbos
- The politics of Lesbian idioms
- Paradigms and histories
- Libidinal economies
- Cultural theatrics
- Early performative poetics
- Music and words : transmission in performance
- The strategies of traveling
- Economies of symposia and taverns
- A politics of music
- Saxa loquuntur : alterities
- Trafficability of palimpsests
- Contextual plasticity
- Traditions in flux
- Reception as reenacted 'script'
- The paradigms of comedy
- An anatomy of representations
- Elective affinities
- Performance and metonymy
- Herodotos, oral traditions, and symposia
- Reperformance, genre, and textual plasticity: the anatomy of improvisation
- Textual plasticity and dialogues
- Reconstructive images
- Closing stages
- In search of Sappho's companions : anthropological fieldwork on socioaesthetic cultures.
Probing a scholarly schema that aims to reconstruct the original context of Sappho's song-making and her social role in archaic Lesbos, Dimitrios Yatromanolakis explores the cultural practices, ideologies, and socioaesthetic idioms that conditioned the politics of the reading and, eventually, the "writing" of the Sapphic persona in the early and most pivotal stages of its reception. By approaching ancient texts and visual representations as cultural informants, and by moving beyond the sanctioned paradigm of fictionalization in the research on Sappho and other archaic poets, "Sappho in the Making" articulates a new interdisciplinary Problematik on writing archaic Greek socioaesthetic cultures. Focusing on the ancient modalities and conceptual filters through which the figure and the songs of Sappho were perceived, this book offers the first anthropological and systematic investigation of the pluralities of what ancient discourses defined as the songs of Sappho.
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- Publication date
- Hellenic studies ; 28
- 9780674026865 (pbk.)
- 0674026861 (pbk.)
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