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See detailIl coro del re. Capo e comprimari nella storiografia e nell’epos fra IV e III secolo a.C.
Caneva, Stefano ULg

in Quaderni di Storia (2013), 77

The paper investigates court thiasoi and banquet scenes as well as the general councils of the Macedonian army in the historiography on Alexander and the Successors and in Apollonius’ Argonautica in order ... [more ▼]

The paper investigates court thiasoi and banquet scenes as well as the general councils of the Macedonian army in the historiography on Alexander and the Successors and in Apollonius’ Argonautica in order to show parallels in the representation of the relations between the king and his entourage. The studied cases (Alexander in Asia; Ptolemy in Memphis; Jason in the Argonauts’ councils) allow a reappraisal of the work of the historian Cleitarchus and the poet Apollonius Rhodius and show a common portrait of the leader as primus inter pares. In epic as in historiography, the leader is chosen by the hetairoi on the ground of his outstanding leading skills and his role as a religious chief makes him play a function similar to that of a priest in a thiasos. [less ▲]

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See detailLa poesia ellenistica e la storia. Considerazioni sullo stato dell'arte e sulle prospettive di ricerca
Caneva, Stefano ULg

in Quaderni di Storia (2011), 73

In the last decades scholars have acknowledged a major importance to the study of Hellenistic poetry in its context. Therefore, cultural embeddedness has replaced learned isolation as a leading keyword in ... [more ▼]

In the last decades scholars have acknowledged a major importance to the study of Hellenistic poetry in its context. Therefore, cultural embeddedness has replaced learned isolation as a leading keyword in hermeneutics. Papers presented at the conference "Mythe et pouvoir à l’époque hellénistique" provide an insight into the contribution of poetic texts to the study of Hellenistic political, cultural, and religious history as well as into some methodological issues related to the interpretation of Hellenistic poetry in context. My discussion encompasses the role of myths in shaping identity, legitimating power, and corroborating geopolitical claims, as well as the close interaction between social environment and the updating of stories and genres of the Greek narrative tradition. Keywords Hellenistic poetry - social context - power legitimation - cultural memory - tradition / innovation / reception [less ▲]

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