The Poetics of Colonization

The Poetics of Colonization

From City to Text in Archaic Greece

eBook - 1993
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Tales of archaic Greek city foundations continue to be told and retold long after the colonies themselves were settled, and this book explores how the ancient Greeks constructed their memory of founding new cities overseas. Greek stories about colonizing Sicily or the Black Sea in the seventh century B.C.E. are no more transparent, no less culturally constructed than nineteenth-century British tales of empire in India or Africa; they are every bit as much about power, language, and cultural appropriation. This book brings anthropological and literary theory to bear on the narratives that later.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
ISBN: 9780195359237
0195359232
9780195083996
0195083997
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 209 pages) : illustrations

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