Author Kirk, Athena., author
Title Ancient Greek lists : catalogue and inventory across genres / Athena Kirk
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  Z693.5.G8 K59 2021    AVAILABLE    30530001393347
Descript xi, 251 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-245) and indexes
"Ancient Greek Lists brings together catalogic texts from a variety of genres, arguing that the list form was the ancient mode of expressing value through text. Ranging from Homer's Catalogue of Ships through Attic comedy and Hellenistic poetry to temple inventories, the book draws connections among texts seldom juxtaposed, examining the ways in which lists can stand in for objects, create value, act as methods of control, and even approximate the infinite. Athena Kirk analyzes how lists come to stand as a genre in their own right, shedding light on both under-studied and well-known sources to engage scholars and students of Classical literature, ancient history, and ancient languages."-- Provided by publisher
Subject Lists
Cataloging -- Greece -- Sources
Classical literature -- Catalogs
Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C