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The Agon in Classical Literature: Studies in Honour of Professor Chris Carey
edited by Michael Edwards, Athanasios Efstathiou, Ioanna Karamanou, Eleni Volanaki and Eleni Volonaki
University of London Press, 2022
Paper: 978-1-905670-99-4

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
A collection of essays on the topical concept of agon in Greek literature.

The papers collected in this volume are offered by colleagues and former students in honor of Chris Carey, emeritus professor of Greek at University College London. The multifaceted topic of the agon, or contest of word, and its varying representations in Greek literature aptly corresponds to the outstanding variety of Carey’s research interests, which include the works of Homer, lyric poetry, drama, law, rhetoric, and historiography. This volume sets out to reflect on facets of the agon across these literary genres and the pivotal role of competition in ancient Greek thought. It aims to explore the wide range of agonal dynamics, and their generic and cultural value, as well as stimulating fresh discussions under a broad spectrum of theoretical and methodological approaches.

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