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Title Lament : studies in the ancient Mediterranean and beyond / edited by Ann Suter
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2008


Description 1 online resource (288 pages)
Contents Sumerian Gala priests and eastern Mediterranean returning Gods: tragic lamentation in cross-cultural perspective / Mary R. Bachvarova -- "When You Go to the Meadow ... ": the lament of the Taptara-women in the Hittite Sallis Wastais ritual / Ian Rutherford -- Mycenaean memory and bronze age lament / Brendan Burke -- Reading the laments of the Iliad / Christine Perkell -- Keens from the absent chorus: Troy to Ulster / Richard P. Martin -- Death becomes her: gender and Athenian death ritual / Karen Stears -- Male lament in Greek tragedy / Ann Suter -- Greek comedy's parody of lament / Andromache Karanika -- Lament and hymenaios in Erinna's Distaff / Olga Levaniouk -- Lament in Lucan's Bellum Civile / Alison Keith -- Nenia: gender, genre, and lament in Ancient Rome / Dorota Dutsch
Summary Lament seems to have been universal in the ancient world. As such, it is an excellent touchstone for the comparative study of attitudes towards death and the afterlife, human relations to the divine, views of the cosmos, and the constitution of the fabric of society in different times and places. This collection of essays offers the first ever comparative approach to ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern traditions of lament. Beginning with the Sumerian and Hittite traditions, the volume moves on to examine Bronze Age iconographic representations of lamentation, Homeric lament, depictions of
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Laments -- History and criticism
Genre/Form Lyric poetry
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Lyric poetry.
Po├ęsie lyrique.
Form Electronic book
Author Suter, Ann, 1938-
LC no. 2007023159
ISBN 9780199714278