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Solon and the rhetoric of stasis

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This article considers how Solon recasts the traditional imagery of warfare and violence in order to bolster his persona as a "reconciler" (cf Ath. Pol 5.1-2) and peacemaker. Beginning with the fragments of his Salamis, I examine Solon's skilled use of persona and emotion, building on the elegiac tradition of martial exhortation. Turning to fr. 4, I trace one of its most striking features, namely, the way it applies the language of epic warfare to stasis, and so suggests that the dichotomies ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.3138/mous.15.1.8

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Classics Faculty; Classical Languages & Lit
Oxford college:
University College
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Mouseion Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
1
Pages:
113-129
Publication date:
2018-03-01
Acceptance date:
2017-11-01
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EISSN:
1913-5416
ISSN:
0012-9356
Pubs id:
pubs:817203
URN:
uri:9001e212-cb52-47ce-bc89-f46d14afb843
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uuid:9001e212-cb52-47ce-bc89-f46d14afb843
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pubs:817203

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