Conventional Values of the Hellenistic Greeks
Aarhus University Press, 1997 - History - 325 pages
The image of the Hellenistic world presented by modern scholarship is full of stereotypes. But what image did the Hellenistic Greeks themselves have of their world? This is the question addressed in this volume by an international group of scholars. Their perspectives range widely, and include archaeology, history, literature, religion and philosophy.
The essays are based on presentations at a conference held in Copenhagen in 1995, at which basic issues concerning the mentality of the Hellenistic Greeks were discussed. These issues included the Greeks' sense of cultural identity, their general world view, their political and social ideas and their perceptions of the individual.
Through their focus on a wide variety of source material, the essays illuminate the rich complexity of the Hellenistic mentality. Some broad conclusions emerge from this collection, conclusions which seriously bring into question the adequacy of the stereotypes presented in much modern research.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
10 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
Adrados Aesop Agathe Tuche Agathos Daimon Ahiqar ancient Archaic Athenian Athens Attic Babut banquets behaviour belief burials citizens civic Classical context conventional values cult cultural dedication deisidaimonia deities Delos Democritean Democritus Diels Vorsokr Diodorus Dionysus discussion divine Dorotheus euergete evidence example female FGrH fourth century BC frieze funerary goddess gods grave gifts Greece Hellenistic Greeks Hellenistic period Hellenistic world Hera Hesiod Holzberg honour horoscopes IG Rom inscriptions Kerameikos kings Knigge Konstan literary magic and astrology male Manilius marriage masculinity means mirror moral mother nature Neumer-Pfau notion occult patronymic Pergamene Pergamum Pergamum altar Perry person philosophers Plato Plutarch political popular practice public feasts Pythagorean rationality relation relationship Religion religious ritual role Roman sanctuary Schmitt Pantel sexual slave social sources status strigil temple texts Theophrastus tombstones tradition treatises Vettius Valens wife woman women Xanthus Xanthus's Xenocrates Zeus