Justice Of Zeus

Author: Hugh Lloyd-Jones
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520046887
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"Lloyd-Jones here considers, in its general character, the outlook of early Greek religion from the Homeric poems to the end of the fifth century, through and analysis of what he takes to be its central constituent, the concept of Dike. The "justice of Zeus" turns out to be two things, the first basic, the second subsidiary: (1) something like natural law or "the divinely appointed order of the universe," an order not always or even usually open to human scrutiny, and (2) moral law, a concession to the insignificant creatures of a day that men are, whereby Zeus "punishes, late or soon, a man who has done injustice to another, either in his own person or in that of his descendants." Because Lloyd-Jones sees the first and basic notion of Dike as the prerequisite of the later rational speculation to which it led (smoothly and without violent discontinuities, as he claims), his book assumes the dimensions of Kulturgeschichte Griechenlands, and becomes the latest in a small but distinguished list of works with similarly broad scope . . ." From: Review The Justice of Zeus by Hugh Lloyd-Jones Review by: John Peradotto The Classical Journal Vol. 70, No. 3 (Feb. - Mar., 1975) , pp. 61-68 Published by: The Classical Association of the Middle West and South

The New Politics Of Olympos

Author: Michael Brumbaugh
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190059265
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"This book is a study of the ways in which Kallimachos used hymns praising the Olympian gods to shape a political discourse on kingship emerging in the Hellenistic world. In it, I investigate how the poet crafts compelling new portrayals of the gods that refigure the politics of the divine family. In the new political order he depicts, Kallimachos virtually eliminates the harmful strife traditionally associated with these figures, reframing the gods as good kings and queens within the idiom of contemporary politics. Not only does Kallimachos depict these gods as pro-dynastic exemplars of good governance, but he also engages his audience in discourses on the nature of power, just rule, reciprocity, transgression and punishment, as well as the roles of kings, queens, and poets. In dialogue with a range of literary texts from the Archaic, Classical, and indeed contemporary periods, Kallimachos renegotiates the political dynamics of the Olympian gods who serve as paradigms for his ideology. I argue that this "new politics of Olympos" constitutes Kallimachos' effort to shape the political discourse emerging within and between the courts of Hellenistic superpowers. His hymns for the gods define what is praiseworthy and set the agenda for a conversation about power at the dawning of a new political phenomenon-Hellenistic kingship. I close the book with a brief overview of Kallimachos' political ideology in the Hymns, the rhetorical strategies he employs, and the inter- and intratextual dynamics that draw readers of the poetry book into a larger discussion on power, authority, and just rule. Finally, I offer some speculations on the persuasive effect of praise on a potential Ptolemaic reader for whom the poetry book might serve as an education in and inducement to good kingship"--

Personal Religion Among The Greeks

Author: Andre-Jean Festugiere
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ISBN: 0520317068
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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1954.

The Living Age

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New Approaches To The Temple Of Zeus At Olympia

Author: András Patay-Horváth
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443881910
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This volume brings together the proceedings of an international and interdisciplinary symposium held at Budapest between 8th and 10th May 2014. It was the first event dealing exclusively with the temple of Zeus at Olympia, which was, at the time of its construction, the largest temple in mainland Greece, and which has remained the largest ancient building of the Peloponnese ever since. Contributors come from eight countries, namely Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, and the UK, and from several different fields of classical studies, including archaeology, ancient history, numismatics, epigraphy and architecture. The contributions deal with widely different aspects of the building and its sculptural decoration, including masons’ marks, metrology, the usage of different marbles, and depictions of invisible gods, and approach these issues from new and unique perspectives. Some papers focus on the cult of Zeus, or on inscriptions found in or on coins associated with the sanctuary; others describe how later authors might have used the monument, or bridge the gap between classical studies and the latest digital technologies applied to archaeology and cultural heritage. As such, all of the essays gathered here will inspire classical scholars to make use of these new research paths.

Zeus

Author: Ken Dowden
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415305020
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Ken Dowden's work centres on Zeus, the chief god of the Greeks and ruler of the heavens. As with all the Greek gods and goddesses, he is a piece of a jigsaw that forms the inner story of Ancient Greek society.

Greek Tragedy

Author: Ian McAuslan
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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This volume, the second in the series Greece & Rome Studies, collects together 17 articles on Greek Tragedy published between 1972 and 1989 in the journal Greece & Rome (published by Oxford University Press for the Classical Association). Greek Tragedy remains a subject of central concern, not only in Classics, English, and World Literature courses at school and university, but also in the live theatre, where new translations of the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides continue to play to capacity audiences. The articles in this volume, by leading authorities in the field, include treatments of individual plays by all three playwrights, studies of character and imagery, and, to begin with, an examination of recent critical assumptions. Those studying Greek Tragedy either in Greek or in translation will find their interests well represented.

Dictionary Of Deities And Demons In The Bible

Author: Karel van der Toorn
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802824912
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The Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (DDD) is the single major reference work on the gods, angels, demons, spirits, and semidivine heroes whose names occur in the biblical books. Book jacket.

The Grammar Of Justice

Author: Elizabeth Hankins Wolgast
Editor: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press
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Homeric Morality

Author: Naoko Yamagata
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004098725
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This volume describes both divine and human behaviour in Homer through exhaustive surveys of relevant terms and episodes. It is a critical response to A.W.H. Adkins' "Merit and Responsibility" and H. Lloyd- Jones' "The Justice of Zeus."

The Cambridge Companion To Archaic Greece

Author: H. A. Shapiro
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139826999
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The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece provides a wide-ranging synthesis of history, society, and culture during the formative period of Ancient Greece, from the Age of Homer in the late eighth century to the Persian Wars of 490–480 BC. In ten clearly written and succinct chapters, leading scholars from around the English-speaking world treat all aspects of the civilization of Archaic Greece, from social, political, and military history to early achievements in poetry, philosophy, and the visual arts. Archaic Greece was an age of experimentation and intellectual ferment that laid the foundations for much of Western thought and culture. Individual Greek city-states rose to great power and wealth, and after a long period of isolation, many cities sent out colonies that spread Hellenism to all corners of the Mediterranean world. This Companion offers a vivid and fully documented account of this critical stage in the history of the West.

The Statue Of Zeus At Olympia

Author: Janette McWilliam
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443830321
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This book began to take shape following a conference on the Statue of Zeus at Olympia held at the University of Queensland in July 2008. In line with the main themes of the conference, the book has two fundamental aims: the first is to recognise the unsurpassed reputation of the Zeus in antiquity, to move beyond the framework provided by the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and to treat the famous statue in depth, as befits its unique importance in ancient times; the second aim is to employ a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives in the hope of capturing more accurately than before something of that unique importance. The book is aimed at academic specialists in a variety of disciplines (such as art, archaeology, history, literature, and cultural poetics), though it is also intended to be accessible to undergraduates and certainly to research students. The audience will primarily be one interested in classical antiquity, but there are chapters which trace the story and influence of the Zeus through the Byzantine, Renaissance, and early modern periods, and into more recent centuries in both the northern and southern hemispheres.

On The Hymn To Zeus In Aeschylus Agamemnon

Author: Peter M. Smith
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On Editing Aeschylus

Author: Walter George Headlam
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The Journal Of Hellenic Studies

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Zeus In The Odyssey

Author: Jim Marks
Editor: Harvard Univ Center for Hellenic
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This book makes the case that the plot of the Odyssey is represented within the narrative as a plan of Zeus, Dios boulê, that serves as a guide for the performing poet and as a hermeneutic for the audience. The "Zeus-centric" reading proposed here offers fresh perspectives on the tenor of interactions among the Odyssey's characters.

Divine Purpose And Heroic Response In Homer And Virgil

Author: John Alvis
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847680153
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Taking a critical perspective more political than that usually adopted by classicists, John Alvis demonstrates in this study that the Iliad, Odyssey and Aeneid each present a distinct political teaching regarding human ends and the form of civil society most conducive to the realization of those ends. Referring to the mysterious 'plan of Zeus' announced in the opening lines of the Iliad but never explained, Alvis argues that both Homer's Zeus and Virgil's Jupiter guide their heroes to embody principles of natural justice that in turn found political constitutions. The Political Plan of Zeus represents the first comprehensive theory of the meaning of Zeus's providence in both Homeric poems, a new interpretation of the muse in Homer, and the first attempt to compare the Aeneid with Platonic-Aristotelian teaching on the nature of man and the problem of empire. This book will be of interest to upper-level undergraduates and scholars of politics, philosophy, and the classics.