|Based on a conference at Wellesley College in October 1990.|
From the Publisher:
"This book provides a fascinating insight into a range of cultural, historical, political and literary aspects of archaic Greece...the articles are very clearly written and usually execute the cross-disciplinary exercise with uncommon good sense." -- Ancient History. "Some of the most interesting work in classical studies in the past twenty years." -- Classical Philology. This is a paperback reprint of a hardback originally published by Cambridge University Press in 1993, and derived from a seminal conference held at Wellesley in 1990. Among the scholarly community, the book is generally regarded as the first critical milestone in the cultural poetics movement, which lies at the intersection of New Historicism and classical studies.