Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 February 2008

304 Pages | 14 b&w halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195336924

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Studies in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond

Edited by Ann Suter

This collection of essays offers the first ever comparative approach to ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern traditions of lament. Beginning with the Sumerian and Hittite traditions, the volume moves on to exam Bronze Age iconographic representations of lamentation, Homeric lament, depictions of lament in Greek tragedy and parodic comedy, and finally lament in ancient Rome. Contributors include such noted scholars as Richard Martin, Ian Rutherford, and Alison Keith.