The Ritual Lament in Greek Tradition
Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 - History - 293 pages
Margaret Alexiou's The Ritual Lament in Greek Tradition, first published in 1974, has long since been established as a classic in several fields. This is the only generic and diachronic study of learned and popular lament and its socio-cultural contexts throughout Greek tradition in which a great diversity of sources are integrated to offer a comprehensive and penetrating synthesis. Its interdisciplinary orientation and broad scope have rendered The Ritual Lament in Greek Tradition an indispensable reference work for classicists, byzantinists, neohellenists, folklorists, and anthropologists. Now a second edition, revised by Dimitrios Yatromanolakis and Panagiotis Roilos, has been made available. This new edition also includes a valuable up-to-date bibliography on ritual lament and death in Greek culture.
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Page xviii - ... Preface would seem to be necessary. But I am unwilling to go to press without acknowledging my gratitude to those many friends who have stimulated and helped me. My thanks are due to the Master and Fellows of Gonville and Caius College for the trust they placed in me by admitting me to their society; to the Syndics and staff of the Cambridge University Press for their understanding patience; to three Professors — EM Butler, RA Williams and Roy Pascal — for criticism and encouragement; and...
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