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dc.contributor.advisorGordon, Pamela
dc.contributor.authorSlagowski, Benjamin Michael
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-24T22:16:04Z
dc.date.available2013-08-24T22:16:04Z
dc.date.issued2013-05-31
dc.date.submitted2013
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:12797
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/11709
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines Herodas' interest in aesthetic and ethical criticism throughout his mimiamboi. This serious concern with such elevated topics is appropriate, and perhaps even expected, given Herodas' clear effort in the eighth mimiamb to locate his new genre of poetry within the iambic tradition in general, and the Hipponactean strain of iambos in particular. Analysis of the fourth, sixth, seventh, and eighth mimes demonstrates a keen awareness of the poet's craft, poetic techniques, and contemporary aesthetic values. While playing the role of aesthetic critic, Herodas promotes an ideal reader of his poetry, and instructs this reader in how best to contemplate his poems. The first, third, and fifth mimes all show an interest in pronouncing statements dealing with ethical behavior and elevated philosophical concerns. As an ethical critic, Herodas does not issue clear statements establishing or promoting proper ethical conduct, but foregrounds topics of great general interest to a wide Hellenistic audience. Ultimately it shall become evident that Herodas' poetry concerns itself with the same elite, intellectual issues that proved of interest to his contemporaries.
dc.format.extent94 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectClassical literature
dc.subjectClassical studies
dc.subjectAesthetics
dc.subjectHerodas
dc.subjectHerondas
dc.subjectMime
dc.subjectMimiamboi
dc.subjectMimiambs
dc.titleAesthetic and Ethical Criticism in Herodas' Mimiamboi
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.cmtememberScioli, Emma
dc.contributor.cmtememberShaw, Michael
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineClassics
dc.thesis.degreeLevelM.A.
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