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Experience, Narrative, and Criticism in Ancient Greece: Under the Spell of Stories

Jonas Grethlein, Luuk Huitink, and Aldo Tagliabue


This volume, which brings together thirteen essays written by international specialists in the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece, pursues a new approach to ancient Greek narrative beyond the taxonomies of structuralist narratologies. Focusing on the phenomenal and experiential dimension of our response to narrative, it triangulates ancient narrative with ancient criticism and cognitive approaches. Concepts such as immersion and embodiment help to establish a more comprehensive understanding of ancient narrative and ancient reading habits, as manifested in Greek criticism and ... More

Keywords: ancient Greece, narrative, experiential dimension, cognitive studies, immersion, rhetorical theory

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198848295
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198848295.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonas Grethlein, editor
Chair in Greek Literature, Heidelberg University

Luuk Huitink, editor
Postdoctoral Researcher in Classics, Leiden University

Aldo Tagliabue, editor
Assistant Professor in Classics, University of Notre Dame

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Jonas Grethlein, Luuk Huitink, and Aldo Tagliabue

Part I Ancient Narrative

1 Narrative Immersion

Rutger J. Allan

3 Attending to Tragic Messenger Speeches

Felix Budelmann and Evert van Emde Boas

4 Pathos with a Point

Lisa I. Hau

Part II Ancient Criticism

6 World and Words

Jonas Grethlein

7 Ps.-Longinus on Ecstasy

Casper C. de Jonge

8 Rough Reading

Alex Purves

Part III Media and Context