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Greek Ritual Poetics

Greek Ritual Poetics

Edited by Dimitrios Yatromanolakis and Panagiotis Roilos

ISBN 9780674017924

Publication date: 10/15/2005

Investigating ritual in Greece from cross-disciplinary and transhistorical perspectives, Greek Ritual Poetics offers novel readings of the pivotal role of ritual in Greek traditions by exploring a broad spectrum of texts, art, and social practices. This collection of essays written by an international group of leading scholars in a number of disciplines presents a variety of methodological approaches to secular and religious rituals, and to the narrative and conceptual strategies of their reenactment and manipulation in literary, pictorial, and social discourses. Addressing understudied aspects of Greek ritual and societies, this book will prove significant for classicists, anthropologists, Byzantinists, art historians, neohellenists, and comparatists interested in the interaction between ritual, aesthetics, and cultural communicative systems.


  • Dimitrios Yatromanolakis is a former Fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard University and a recipient of the Berlin Prize.
  • Panagiotis Roilos is George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University.

Book Details

  • 492 pages
  • Center for Hellenic Studies