Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, Historiography, and Tragedy
This book investigates one of the most characteristic and prominent features of ancient Greek literature - the scene of debate or agon, in which with varying degrees of formality characters square up to each other and engage in a contest of words. Drawing on six case studies of different kinds of narrative - epic, historiography and tragedy - and authors as diverse as Home...more
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Oxford University Press
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