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Classics and Media Theory

Pantelis Michelakis


The aim of this volume is to introduce a largely neglected area of existing interactions between Greco-Roman antiquity and media theory. It addresses the question of why interactions in this area matter, and how they might be developed further. The volume seeks to promote more media attentiveness among scholars of Greece and Rome. It also aims to create more awareness of the presence of the classics in media theory. It foregrounds the persistency of Greco-Roman paradigms across the different strands of media theory. And it calls for a closer consideration of the conceptual underpinnings of sch ... More

Keywords: medium as a concept, media theory, Greco-Roman antiquity, the classical, cultural transmission

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198846024
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198846024.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pantelis Michelakis, editor
Reader in Classics, University of Bristol

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1 Introduction

Pantelis Michelakis

5 On the Beginnings of Media Theory in Hesiod and Plato

Frank Haase, translated by Kathrin L.G. Lüddecke

6 Metaxy

Emmanuel Alloa, translated by Hayley Wood

7 The Fable of Arachne

Karin Harrasser, translated by Aileen Derieg, revised by Pantelis Michelakis

8 The Shards of Zadar

Ulrich Meurer

10 White Noise

Genevieve Liveley