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Memórias da Guerra de Troia: a performance do passado épico na Odisseia de Homero

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Book Series: Humanitas Supplementum ISSN: 21828814 ISBN: 9789892615011 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1502-8 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: History
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The main purpose of this book on the Odyssey is to discuss how the characters of the poem talk about the past, particularly of a past that is quite meaningful to many of them, the Trojan War. To talk about the past in a Homeric poem implies some key concepts explored in this book: tradition, memory, fame (kleos) and speech genres. The main aspect linked to all these notions is the discursive performance of a speaker that builds the past to his interlocutor: the here and now implied in the performance diminishes the distance between past and present in a way that is arguably homologous to the performance of the rhapsode that presented the Homeric poems to an audience in Archaic and Classical Greece.

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Homer --- Odyssey --- epic past --- speech genres

A Poiesis da democracia

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Book Series: Coimbra Companions ISBN: 9789892616780 Year: Pages: 518 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1679-7 Language: Portuguese
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The expression “poiesis of democracy” in the title refers to its central concern: to understand “democracy” not as a univocal and absolute concept, but as a result of historical permanencies and transformations inherent of both its Greek formulation and its contemporary uses, that is, as a problem whose answers derive from permanently meditated and mediated negotiation. Thus, the main problem dealt with in the volume is the analysis — preferably interdisciplinary and open to multiple theoretical methodological approaches — of the construction of the concept of Athenian democracy as a problematic political and cultural arena (and not as a goal, structure or program), perceptible in different authors and discourses of the classical period, as well as reflections that supplemented them throughout the fifth and fourth centuries BC.

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