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Title Friendship in ancient Greek thought and literature : essays in honour of Chris Carey and Michael J. Edwards / edited by Athanasios Efstathiou, Jakub Filonik, Christos Kremmydas, Eleni Volonaki
Published Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2023


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 470 pages) : illustratoins (chiefly color)
Series Mnemosyne supplements, monographs on Greek and Latin language and literature ; volume 474
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum ; . 474.
Contents Introduction : exploring philia in ancient Greek thought and literature / Christos Kremmydas -- Part 1. The poetics of friendship. Three friendships / Michael Edwards -- Philia and the poetics of tragedy / Chris Carey -- Absent friends : why is friendship less important in tragedy than in the Iliad? / G.O. Hutchinson -- A gift-song to an old friend : Pindar, Thrasybulus, Nicomachus, and the Second Isthmian / Lucia Athanassaki -- Charis and charites in Callimachus : friendship in a hostile world / Flora P. Manakidou -- Part 2. Dramatic friendships. Philia in Euripidean tragedy / Georgia Xanthaki-Karamanou -- Antigone's "nearest and dearest" : metapoetry in Euripides' Antigone and Phoenissae / Ioanna Karamanou -- Who needed Pylades? / Marco Fantuzzi -- Part 3. Friendship and the historian. Friendship in Herodotus / Christopher Pelling -- Can you trust Xerxes to be your friend? : friendship and autocracy in Herodotus / Kleanthis Mantzouranis -- Friendship in the relations between the cities in Thucydides / Vassileios L. Konstantinopoulos -- Friends in arms under the public gaze / Hara Thliveri -- Friendship on stone : inscribed narratives of the rescue and ransom of exiles and captives / Adele Scafuro -- Part 4. Frinds and enemies in court. Civic friendships and filial duties : representations of political bonds in classical Athens / Jakub Filonik -- Friendship betrayed : Isocrates 16 and the Athenian Reconciliation of 403/402 BCE / Lene Rubinstein -- Blood is (usually) thicker than water : kinship and friendship in ancient Greek inheritance disputes / Brenda Griffith-Williams -- The flexibility of the rhetoric of friendship in Athenian courts / Eleni Volonaki -- Shifting political friendships in Athens in the age of Demosthenes and Philip II / Athanasios Efstathiou -- Part 5. Post-classical friendships. The code "help friends -- harm enemies" and the Socratic tradition / Maria Noussia-Fantuzzi -- Friendship in Pausanias / K.W. Arafat -- Philia in Libanius' letters / Manfred Kraus -- Part 6. The afterlife of ancient philia. A friend in need is a friend indeed : Tom Paulin's rescuing of Antigone's afterlife / Dimitrios Kentrotis Zinelis -- A modern neo-Platonic friendship / David Konstan
Summary "Friendship (philia) is a complex and multi-faceted concept that is frequently attested in ancient Greek literature and thought. It is also an important social phenomenon and an institution that features in classical Greek social, cultural, and intellectual history. This collected volume seeks to complement the extensive modern scholarship on this topic by shedding light on complementary representations, nuances and tensions of friendship in a range of different sources, literary, epigraphic, and visual. It offers a broad overview of the contours of this important social phenomenon and helps the reader get a glimpse of its depth and richness"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Some contributions to this volume originally presented at the conference Philia stēn Arkhaia Logotekhnia kai Proslēpsē - Friendship in Greek literature and Reception, which took place 27-28 April 2017 in Kalamata, Greece
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 10, 2023)
Subject Greek literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses
Friendship in literature -- Congresses
Friendship -- Greece -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses
Friendship in literature
Greek literature
Genre/Form proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Carey, Christopher (Classicist), honoree.
Edwards, Michael, 1958- honoree.
Efstathiou, Athanasios, editor.
Filonik, Jakub, editor.
Kremmydas, Christos, editor.
Volonaki, Eleni, editor.
Philia stēn Arkhaia Logotekhnia kai Proslēpsē (Conference) (2017 : Kalamata, Greece), creator
LC no. 2023021809
ISBN 9789004548671