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Classics and Media Theory


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Frontmatter List of Figures and Tables List of Contributors 1: Pantelis Michelakis: Introduction: Classical Antiquity, Media Histories, Media Theories 2: Till A. Heilmann: Friedrich Kittler's Alphabetic Realism 3: Verity Platt: The Seal of Polycrates: A Discourse on Discourse Channel Conditions 4: Duncan F. Kennedy: Metaphysics and the Mathematical Diagram: Geometry between History and Philosophy 5: Frank Haase: On the Beginnings of Media Theory in Hesiod and Plato 6: Emmanuel Alloa: Metaxy: Aristotle on Mediacy 7: Karin Harrasser: The Fable of Arachne: Underweavings of Tactile Mediality 8: Ulrich Meurer: The Shards of Zadar: A (Meta-)Archaeology of Cinema 9: Patrick R. Crowley: Parrhasius' Curtain, or a Media Archaeology of a Metapainting 10: Genevieve Liveley: White Noise: Transmitting and Receiving Ancient Elegy 11: Adam Lecznar: Parmenides at his Typewriter: Nietzsche, Heidegger, and the Media of Philosophy 12: Maria Oikonomou: Manteia, Mediality, Migration Endmatter Bibliography Index

About the Author

Pantelis Michelakis is Reader in Classics at the University of Bristol. He is the author of Greek Tragedy on Screen (OUP, 2013), Euripides: Iphigenia at Aulis (Duckworth, 2006), and Achilles in Greek Tragedy (CUP, 2002), and has also co-edited three volumes of essays: The Ancient World in Silent Cinema (with Maria Wyke; CUP, 2013), Agamemnon in Performance, 458 BC to AD 2004 (with Fiona Macintosh, Edith Hall, and Oliver Taplin; OUP, 2005), and Homer, Tragedy and Beyond: Essays in Honour of P. E. Easterling (with Felix Budelmann; Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, 2001). He has published widely on Greek literature, Greek theatre, and the broader reception of classical antiquity.

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