Andreia: Studies in Manliness and Courage in Classical Antiquity

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Ralph Mark Rosen, Ineke Sluiter
Brill, 2003 - Architecture - 359 pages
This volume examines the use of a central concept in the self-definition of any Greek speaking male: "Andreia," the notion of courage and manliness. The nature and use of value terms quickly leads the researcher to core issues of cultural identity: through a combination of lexical or semantic and conceptual studies the discourse of manliness and its role in the construction of social order is studied, in a variety of authors, genres, and communicative situations. This book is of interest to students of the classical world, the history of values, gender studies, and cultural historians.

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Ralph M. Rosen is Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. He has published extensively on archaic and classical Greek poetry, with particular focus on comic and satirical genres.Ineke Sluiter is Professor of Greek in the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. She has published extensively on ancient ideas on language and literature, and their cultural impact.

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