A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.
Questions about how ancient Greek texts establish their authority, reflect
on each other, and project their own truths have become central for a wide
range of recent critical discourses. In this volume, an influential group
of international scholars examines these themes in a variety of poetic and
rhetorical genres. The result is a series of striking and original readings
from different critical perspectives that display the centrality of these
questions for understanding the poetic and rhetorical aims of ancient Greek
texts. Characterized by a combination of close attention to philological
detail and theoretical sophistication, the essays in this volume make a
compelling case for this kind of focused, critically informed dialogue
about the nature of ancient textual "praxis". Students of classical
literature will find a wealth of critical insights and challenging new
readings of many familiar texts.