The essays collected in this volume, ranging chronologically from the second millennium BCE to the classical age and thematically from literature through ritual and religion to archaeology, present a variety of meetings among the realms of Greek culture and between them and the cultures with which they engaged in the course of eastward colonization. Encounters of the former kind include those between poetic myth and historical truth; between historians and their poetic heritage; between the political cultures of Sparta and Athens; and between reality and ritual. In the latter realm, Greek meets other in the fantastical writings of Ctesias; the concept of tyranny is traced back to marriage ties within the royal houses of ancient Anatolia; a link is established between the biblical Philistines and the Greek tradition of a lost Race of Heroes; and cultural traces of Greek colonists and their local neighbours are unearthed at sites around the Black Sea.
Contents: Gabriel Herman and Israel Shatzman, ‘Preface’; Alexander Uchitel, ‘The Earliest Tyrants: From Luwian Tarwanis to Greek Tύpαοννος’; Margalit Finkelberg, ‘Mopsos and the Philistines: Mycenaean Migrants in the Eastern Mediterranean’; Rachel Zelnick-Abramovitz, ‘Lies Resembling Truth: On the Beginnings of Greek Historiography’; Deborah Levine Gera, ‘Viragos, Eunuchs, Dogheads, and Parrots in Ctesias’; Daniela Dueck, ‘When the Muses Meet: Poetic Quotations in Greek Historiography’; Ephraim David, ‘Myth and Historiography: Lykourgos’; Gabriel Herman, ‘Rituals of Evasion in Ancient Greece’; Gocha R. Tsetskhladze, ‘Greeks and Locals in the Southern Black Sea Littoral: A Re-Examination’; Dwora Gilula, ‘The Writings of David Asheri: A Bibliographical Listing’.
שנת ההוצאה: 2007
מספר העמודים: 201
מידות (ס"מ): 15 × 23