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University of Texas – Austin

1. Cardiff, Hal Victor III. Drinking with the dead : Odyssean Nekuomanteia and sympotic Sophrosyne in classical Greek vase painting.

Degree: MA, Art History, 2015, University of Texas – Austin

Though the episode is well known from Book 11 of the Odyssey (11.23-330, 385-567), only two painted vases survive from antiquity that clearly depict Odysseus' nekuomanteion ("consultation with the dead"): a mid-fifth century Attic pelike by the Lykaon Painter (Boston, MFA: 34.79), and an early-fourth century Lucanian kalyx-krater by the Dolon Painter (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale: 422). Owing to their rarity, these images have long interested scholars, but what has largely been missing from the discussion are attempts to situate the vase paintings of necromancy within a context of use. This thesis places these objects at their original functional context of the symposium, the ancient Greek, all-male drinking party. Following a hermeneutic method of analysis, I explore the ways in which ancient symposiasts might have looked at and understood the pictorial programs on these two objects as a reflection of their convivial activities and values. By examining the vase paintings of Odysseus' nekuomanteion within the context of the symposium, this thesis argues that the images of necromancy were sophisticated pictorial articulations of the Greek ideal of sophrosyne, moderate behavior at the symposium and in civic life. Advisors/Committee Members: Papalexandrou, Athanasios Christou, 1965- (advisor), Davies, Penelope (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Nekuomanteion; Nekuomanteia; Necromancy; Nekuia; Symposium; Symposion; Sophrosyne; Odysseus; Odyssey; Lykaon painter; Dolon painter; Ancient; Classical; Greek; Vase

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APA (6th Edition):

Cardiff, H. V. I. (2015). Drinking with the dead : Odyssean Nekuomanteia and sympotic Sophrosyne in classical Greek vase painting. (Masters Thesis). University of Texas – Austin. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2152/31743

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Cardiff, Hal Victor III. “Drinking with the dead : Odyssean Nekuomanteia and sympotic Sophrosyne in classical Greek vase painting.” 2015. Masters Thesis, University of Texas – Austin. Accessed November 30, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/2152/31743.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Cardiff, Hal Victor III. “Drinking with the dead : Odyssean Nekuomanteia and sympotic Sophrosyne in classical Greek vase painting.” 2015. Web. 30 Nov 2020.

Vancouver:

Cardiff HVI. Drinking with the dead : Odyssean Nekuomanteia and sympotic Sophrosyne in classical Greek vase painting. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Texas – Austin; 2015. [cited 2020 Nov 30]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/31743.

Council of Science Editors:

Cardiff HVI. Drinking with the dead : Odyssean Nekuomanteia and sympotic Sophrosyne in classical Greek vase painting. [Masters Thesis]. University of Texas – Austin; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/31743


University of Otago

2. Gordon, Joel Aaron. “Opening up the World Below”: A New ‘Reading’ of Ancient Greek Eschatological Topography .

Degree: University of Otago

This study presents a new methodology for reading ancient Greek eschatological topography. The crux of this reading is a balancing of the tension between the holism of an eschatological imagining and the inherent fluidity – i.e., those inconsistencies which inevitably emerge – within eschatological reflection. While traditional methodologies excise inconsistencies from their texts, having labelled these as interpolations, this study champions the inclusion of such material by analyzing the deeper layers of thematic/narrative meaning to which they contribute. Therefore, this reading does not adhere to a this world, spatial-physical interpretation of topography but a narratively-focused, hyperspatial/hyperphysical one which I have termed “connotative word painting”. The scope of this study restricts the demonstration of this reading to the Hades of Homer’s Odyssey. This limitation is a cogent one, given the pre-eminence of Homeric epic and eschatology within both the ancient and modern worlds. In order to provide a reading which is detailed in nature and broad in scope, this study addresses three specific conceptualizations of eschatological topography: (1) the description of a single geographical feature, here the Grove of Persephone (Od. 10.508-511); (2) the concept of localization, in particular Hades’ dual presentation as both a subterranean and a superterranean realm; and, (3) the tertium quid which unites physical-real and eschatological-imaginary landscapes via a reading of the “big four” nekuomanteia as natural deathscapes. In addition to the novelty of the overarching connotative word painting methodology, the analyses of the latter two conceptualizations also utilize the progressive paradigms of dual localization and natural deathscapes – frameworks which themselves proceed from the connotative word painting approach – and thus affirm this reading as “new”. These three investigations concur that eschatological topography is best read within a hyperspatial context, rather than that of the physical, real world. Thus, the connotative word painting approach provides a holistic rendering of topographical inconsistencies by allowing for a ‘both… and’ reading of contradictory material, rather than the ‘either/or’ reading required by the interpolative approach. This is achieved by recognizing the distinct narrative orientation of the topographical phenomena within eschatological settings, a reading according to which topographical features and concepts embody the wider aims and themes of the literature/imagining within which they occur. Thus, the connotative word painting approach re-orientates the interpretation of eschatological topography away from simply denoting spatial or physical matters to, instead, emphasizing the function of such material as a narrative tool which provides subtle nuance and shape to the act of eschatological reflection. Advisors/Committee Members: Allan, Arlene (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Hades; underworld; eschatology; topography; landscape; Homer; Odyssey; nekuomaneteia; afterlife; connotation; Greek; antiquity; catabasis; necromancy; Homeric poetry; Grove of Persephone; tertium quid; connotative word painting; Tartarus; Nekyia; Nekuia; subterranean; superterranean; cultural memory; myths of place; localization

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Gordon, J. A. (n.d.). “Opening up the World Below”: A New ‘Reading’ of Ancient Greek Eschatological Topography . (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/9719

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Gordon, Joel Aaron. ““Opening up the World Below”: A New ‘Reading’ of Ancient Greek Eschatological Topography .” Doctoral Dissertation, University of Otago. Accessed November 30, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10523/9719.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Gordon, Joel Aaron. ““Opening up the World Below”: A New ‘Reading’ of Ancient Greek Eschatological Topography .” Web. 30 Nov 2020.

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Vancouver:

Gordon JA. “Opening up the World Below”: A New ‘Reading’ of Ancient Greek Eschatological Topography . [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Otago; [cited 2020 Nov 30]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10523/9719.

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Council of Science Editors:

Gordon JA. “Opening up the World Below”: A New ‘Reading’ of Ancient Greek Eschatological Topography . [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Otago; Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10523/9719

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