Suspense in Ancient Greek Literature – PDF

eBook Details

  • Authors: Ioannis Konstantakos, Vasileios Liotsakis
  • File Size: 3 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 449 Pages
  • Publisher: ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ Walter de Gruyter GmbH
  • Publication Date: 22 February, 2021
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 3110715392, 3110715589, 311071552X
  • ISBN-13: 9783110715392, 9783110715583, 9783110715521


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About The Author

Ioannis Konstantakos

Vasileios Liotsakis

The use of suspense in ancient Greek literature has been a topic of interest in modern scholarship. However, there has not been a comprehensive work analyzing the techniques of suspense across the various genres of the Classical literary canon until now. This Suspense in Ancient Greek Literature (PDF) volume aims to fill this gap. It explores the phenomenon of suspense in the earliest narrative writings of the Western world – the literature of the ancient Greeks.

The chapters of this eBook examine a broad range of poetic and prose genres, including epic, oratory, novel, drama, historiography, and works of literary criticism. The authors analyze how ancient writers elicited emotions of tense expectation and fearful anticipation for the outcome of the story, the development of the plot, or the fate of characters. They also use various theoretical tools such as narratology, performance studies and even psychological and cognitive approaches, to study the operation of suspense in each work.

This eBook analyzes suspenseful effects in a double perspective. It considers both the artifices employed by the authors and the audience’s responses and experiences. Anyone interested in classics, narratology and literary theories will find this volume a unique exploration of ancient Greek literature’s suspense techniques.

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