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Published: 01 August 2016

288 Pages | 15 black-and-white illus.

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198754442

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Renaissance Suppliants

Poetry, Antiquity, Reconciliation

Leah Whittington

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the history of supplication from Homer to the present
  • Argues that scenes of supplication are defining episodes in a literary tradition stretching back to Greco-Roman antiquity
  • Establishes a conceptual framework for thinking about supplication as facilitating transitions between states of feeling and positions of relative status