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Momentary immortality: Greek praise poetry and the rhetoric of the extraordinary

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This thesis takes as its starting point current views on the relationship between man and god in Archaic and Classical Greek literature, according to which mortality and immortality are primarily temporal concepts and, therefore, mutually exclusive. This thesis aims to show that this mutual exclusivity between mortality and immortality is emphasised only in certain poetic genres, while others, namely those centred on extraordinary achievements or exceptional moments in the life of a mortal...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Humanities Division - Classics Faculty - Classical Languages and Literature

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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Local pid:
ora:11750

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