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Criticising Change: From Theognis to Plato

Sara De Martin    Regent's Park College Oxford    

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This paper examines how socio-political and cultural change is discussed in selected archaic and classical Greek texts (Thgn. 53-60, 287-92; Pherecr. fr. 155 K.-A.; Aristoph. Nub. 889-1023; Pl. Lg. 700a-701c). The analysis underlines the thematic, rhetorical and stylistic features and the moral preoccupations that are common to these sources. It is then argued that they all participate in an intertextual ‘discourse on change’. Furthermore, the article samples how close textual readings can be enhanced by the awareness that each single passage, as an instance of this tradition of discourse, is intertextually connected to the others.

Pubblicato
22 Dicembre 2022
Accettato
21 Ottobre 2022
Presentato
01 Aprile 2022
Lingua
EN

Keywords: TheognisMoralsIntertextualityChangePaideia

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