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Restless Dead culminates with a new reading of Aeschylus' Oresteia that emphasizes how Athenian myth and cult manipulated ideas about the dead to serve political and social ends. "[This work] will represent the principal study of ancient ...

Author: Sarah Iles Johnston

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520280182

Category: Religion

Page: 329

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During the archaic and classical periods, Greek ideas about the dead evolved in response to changing social and cultural conditions—most notably changes associated with the development of the polis, such as funerary legislation, and changes due to increased contacts with cultures of the ancient Near East. In Restless Dead, Sarah Iles Johnston presents and interprets these changes, using them to build a complex picture of the way in which the society of the dead reflected that of the living, expressing and defusing its tensions, reiterating its values and eventually becoming a source of significant power for those who knew how to control it. She draws on both well-known sources, such as Athenian tragedies, and newer texts, such as the Derveni Papyrus and a recently published lex sacra from Selinous. Topics of focus include the origin of the goes (the ritual practitioner who made interaction with the dead his specialty), the threat to the living presented by the ghosts of those who died dishonorably or prematurely, the development of Hecate into a mistress of ghosts and its connection to female rites of transition, and the complex nature of the Erinyes. Restless Dead culminates with a new reading of Aeschylus' Oresteia that emphasizes how Athenian myth and cult manipulated ideas about the dead to serve political and social ends.
2013-08-21 By Sarah Iles Johnston

Sarah Iles Johnston's Restless Dead: Encounters Between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece (1999), to which this book owes a great debt, and Debbie Felton's Haunted Greece and Rome: Ghost Stories from Classical Antiquity (1999) ...

Author: Bridget Martin


ISBN: 9781789621501

Category: History

Page: 208

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Examiningthe manifest and invisible dead, this book considers the nature, extent andlimitations of harmful interaction between the living and the dead in Greektragedy, concentrating on the abilities of the dead, the consequences of corpse exposure andmutilation, and the use of avenging agents by the dead.
2020 By Bridget Martin

... monograph Restless Dead (1999), for instance, details how imagined encounters between the living and the dead were commonplace in both the literature, mythology, and socio-cultural rituals of ancient Greece.52 While the dead were, ...

Author: Madeleine Scherer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110675153

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 323

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Classical Memories is an intervention into the field of adaptation studies, taking the example of classical reception to show that adaptation is a process that can be driven by and produce intertextual memories. I see ‘classical memories’ as a memory-driven type of adaptation that draws on and reproduces schematic and otherwise de-contextualised conceptions of antiquity and its cultural ‘exports’ in, broadly speaking, the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. These memory-driven adaptations differ, often in significant ways, from more traditional adaptations that seek to either continue or deconstruct a long-running tradition that can be traced back to antiquity as well as its canonical points of reception in later ages. When investigating such a popular and widespread set of narratives, characters, and images like those that remain of Graeco-Roman antiquity, terms like ‘adaptation’ and ‘reception’ could and should be nuanced further to allow us to understand the complex interactions between modern works and classical antiquity in more detail, particularly when it pertains to postcolonial or post-digital classical reception. In Classical Memories, I propose that understanding certain types of adaptations as intertextual memories allows us to do just that.
2021-09-20 By Madeleine Scherer

72 Johnston, Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece, 273; Winnington-Ingram, Sophocles: An Interpretation, 207. Aeschylus writes that Zeus forbids bringing men back whole from the dead.

Author: W. James Booth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000702262

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

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What is it to do justice to the absent victims of past injustice, given the distance that separates us from them? Grounded in political theory and guided by the literature on historical justice, W. James Booth restores the dead to their central place at the heart of our understanding of why and how to deal with past injustice. Testimonies and accounts from the race war in the United States, the Holocaust, post-apartheid South Africa, Argentina’s Dirty War and the conflict in Northern Ireland help advance and defend Booth’s claim that caring for the dead is a central part of addressing past injustice. Memory, Historic Injustice, and Responsibility is an insightful and original book on the relationship of past and present in thinking about what it means to do justice. A valuable addition to the currently available literature on historical justice, the volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of political science, philosophy, history, and law.
2019-11-01 By W. James Booth

Magical Texts in Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations Grażyna Bąkowska-Czerner, Alessandro Roccati, Agata Świerzowska. Johnston, S. I. 1999. Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece.

Author: Grażyna Bąkowska-Czerner

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784912482

Category: Social Science

Page: 132

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This volume represents a selection of contributions on Mediterranean themes from a wider international interdisciplinary conference on Magical Texts in Ancient Civilizations, organised by the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilizations at Jagiellonian University in Kraków in Poland between 27-28 June 2013

When we calculate how large a percentage oracles concerning the dead represent in each group, we arrive at 8.5% for ... 6 S.I. Johnston, Restless Dead: Encounters Between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece (Berkeley 1999), esp.

Author: Sarah Iles Johnston

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047407966

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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This book is a collection of studies by scholars Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and early Christian religions on the topic of divination. Its topics range from necromancy to dice rolling, free-lance diviners to Delphi, and includes treatments from the Archaic period to Late Antiquity.
2005-06-28 By Sarah Iles Johnston

The Greek Way of Death. Ithaca, NY. Johnston, S. I. 1999. Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece. Berkeley. Johnston, S.I. 2004. 'Death, the Afterlife, and Other Last Things: Greece', in Religions of ...

Author: Esther Eidinow

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191058073

Category: Religion

Page: 736

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This handbook offers both students and teachers of ancient Greek religion a comprehensive overview of the current state of scholarship in the subject, from the Archaic to the Hellenistic periods. It not only presents key information, but also explores the ways in which such information is gathered and the different approaches that have shaped the area. In doing so, the volume provides a crucial research and orientation tool for students of the ancient world, and also makes a vital contribution to the key debates surrounding the conceptualization of ancient Greek religion. The handbook's initial chapters lay out the key dimensions of ancient Greek religion, approaches to evidence, and the representations of myths. The following chapters discuss the continuities and differences between religious practices in different cultures, including Egypt, the Near East, the Black Sea, and Bactria and India. The range of contributions emphasizes the diversity of relationships between mortals and the supernatural - in all their manifestations, across, between, and beyond ancient Greek cultures - and draws attention to religious activities as dynamic, highlighting how they changed over time, place, and context.
2015-10-01 By Esther Eidinow

Bremmer, J. (1983), The Early Greek Concept of the Soul, Princeton: Princeton University Press. ... Johnston, S. (1999), Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece, Berkeley: University of California ...

Author: Sigrid Deger-Jalkotzy

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748627295

Category: History

Page: 640

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The period between the collapse of the Mycenaean civilization around 1200 BC and the dawning of the classical era four and half centuries later is widely known as the Dark Age of Greece, not least in the eponymous history by A. M. Snodgrass published by EUP in 1971, and reissued by the Press in 2000.In January 2003 distinguished scholars from all over the world gathered in Edinburgh to re-examine old and new evidence on the period. The subjects of their papers were chosen in advance by the editors so that taken together they would cover the field. This book, based on thirty-three of the presentations, will constitute the most fundamental reinterpretation of the period for 30 years. The authors take issue with the idea of a Greek Dark Age and everything it implies for the understanding of Greek history, culture and society. They argue that the period is characterised as much by continuity as disruption and that the evidence from every source shows a progression from Mycenaean kingship to the conception of aristocratic nobility in the Archaic period. The volume is divided into six parts dealing with political and social structures; questions of continuity and transformation; international and inter-regional relations; religion and hero cult; Homeric epics and heroic poetry; and the archaeology of the Greek regions. Copiously illustrated and with a collated bibliography, itself a valuable resource, this book is likely to be the essential and basic source of reference on the later phases of the Mycenaean and the Early Greek Iron Ages for many years.
2006-07-27 By Sigrid Deger-Jalkotzy

Some of the mortals in these stories are cursed by the gods, while luckier ones are blessed with resourcefulness and resilience.

Author: Sarah Iles Johnston

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691199207

Category: Literary Collections

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An enticing and entrancing new telling of ancient Greek myths Gripping tales that abound with fantastic characters and astonishing twists and turns, Greek myths confront what it means to be mortal in a world of powerful forces beyond human control. Little wonder that they continue to fascinate readers thousands of years after they were first told. Gods and Mortals is a major new telling of ancient Greek myths by one of the world’s preeminent experts. In a fresh, vibrant, and compelling style that draws readers into the lives of the characters, Sarah Iles Johnston offers new narrations of all the best-known tales as well as others that are seldom told, taking readers on an enthralling journey from the origin of the cosmos to the aftermath of the Trojan War. Some of the mortals in these stories are cursed by the gods, while luckier ones are blessed with resourcefulness and resilience. Gods transform themselves into animals, humans, and shimmering gold to visit the earth in disguise—where they sometimes transform offending mortals into new forms, too: a wolf, a spider, a craggy rock. Other mortals—both women and men—use their wits and strength to conquer the monsters created by the gods—gorgons, dragons, harpies, fire-breathing bulls. Featuring captivating original illustrations by Tristan Johnston, Gods and Mortals highlights the rich connections between the different characters and stories, draws attention to the often-overlooked perspectives of female characters, and stays true both to the tales and to the world in which ancient people lived. The result is an engaging and entertaining new take on the Greek myths.
2023-02-07 By Sarah Iles Johnston

Johnston, S. I. 1999, Restless Dead. Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece, Berkeley-Los Angeles-London. Jost, M. 1985, Sanctuaries et cultes d'Arcadie, Paris. Kahil, L. 1965, “Autour de l'Artémis attique,” AK 8, ...

Author: Giovanni Casadio

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527569867

Category: Religion

Page: 298

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This book is a collection of studies about the Greek and Roman goddesses—Artemis and Diana—who ruled creatures of the wild. Although they arose separately in Greek and Roman cultures, they were often treated as equivalent. These goddesses had the power of giving birth, health and death. Diana’s temples were built at places where three roads meet, writes Servius (ad Aen. IV.511), outside the city itself, and so they were common, safe meeting places which belonged to no one but were the sites for federal councils, hosted by the goddess. Artemis was associated in particular with bears, and Diana with deer, but both were generally associated with wild animals, as well as with the different phases of life. This volume will be useful not only for researchers on this subject, but also for courses in Greek and Roman studies, mythology, history, and women’s studies.
2021-05-19 By Giovanni Casadio