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CONTENTS Contributors vii List of Figures xiii Editors' Introduction xxi Part I Origins and varying modes of personification 1. Hesiod in context: abstractions and divinities in an Aegean-Eastern koine Walter Burkert 3 2. Disaster revisited: Ate and the Litai in Homer's Iliad Naoko Yamagata 21 3. Brightness personified: light and divine image in ancient Greece Eva Parisinou 29 4. The gender of Death Diana Burton 45 5. The Greek heroes as a 'personification' of the past in the present Kerasia Stratiki 69 6. Neo-Platonic personification Lucas Siorvanes 77 Part II Personifications in myth and cult 7. Side: the personification of the pomegranate Efthymios Lazongas 99 8. Personified abstractions in Lakonia: suggestions on the origins of Phobos Nicolas Richer 111 9. Situational aesthetics: the deification of Kairos, son of Hermes Arlene Allan 123 10. Eros at the Panathenaea: personification of what? Irina Kovaleva 135 Part III The poet and his work 11. The Muses: creativity personified? Penny Murray 147 12. A lover of his art: the art-form as wife and mistress in Greek poetic imagery Alan Sommerstein 161 13. Personifications of the Iliad and Odyssey in Hellenistic and Roman art Kristen Seaman 173 Part IV Looking at personifications 14. Personifications and erotics: Meidian vases and the ontological status of their personifications reconsidered Barbara Borg 193 15. From Drunkenness to a Hangover: maenads as personifications Amy Smith 211 16. Personifications and paideia in Late Antique mosaics from the Greek East Ruth Leader-Newby 231 17. Rivers of Roman Antioch Janet Huskinson 247 Part V Images of power, time and place 18. Poleos Erastes: The Greek city as the beloved Yorgis Yatromanolakis 267 19. Personification in impersonal context: late Roman bureaucracy and the illustrated Notitia dignitatum Iskra Gencheva-Mikami 285 20. Good Luck and Good Fortune to the Queen of Cities: empresses and Tyches in Byzantium Liz James 293 21. Representations of the months in the twelfth century Elizabeth Jeffreys 309 Consolidated Bibliography
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Personification in art.
Cults -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.