Horos: Ancient Boundaries and the Ecology of Stone - cover image

Copyright

Thea Potter

Published On

2022-01-07

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-266-9
Hardback978-1-80064-267-6
PDF978-1-80064-268-3
HTML978-1-80064-657-5
XML978-1-80064-271-3
EPUB978-1-80064-269-0
MOBI978-1-80064-270-6

Language

  • English

Print Length

348 pages (xxxiii+315)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 24 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.95" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 27 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.06" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback1458g (51.43oz)
Hardback1851g (65.29oz)

Media

Illustrations8

OCLC Number

1292356768

LCCN

2021392547

BIC

  • DB
  • HPCA
  • H
  • HP
  • YQZ
  • DSBB

BISAC

  • PHI046000
  • PHI000000
  • PHI002000
  • EDU040000
  • LIT004190

LCC

  • B188

Keywords

  • horos
  • Athenians
  • concept of horos
  • Aristotle
  • Plato
  • Homer
  • classical Athenian society
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Horos

Ancient Boundaries and the Ecology of Stone

  • Thea Potter (author)
In Horos, Thea Potter explores the complex relationship between classical philosophy and the ‘horos’, a stone that Athenians erected to mark the boundaries of their marketplace, their gravestones, their roads and their private property.Potter weaves this history into a meditation on the ancient philosophical concept of horos, the foundational project of determination and definition, arguing that it is central to the development of classical philosophy and the marketplace.

Horos challenges many significant interpretations of ancient thought. With nuance and insight, Potter combines the works of Aristotle, Plato, Homer and archaic Greek inscriptions with the twentieth-century continental philosophy of Heidegger, Derrida and Walter Benjamin. The result is a powerful study of the theme of boundaries in classical Athenian society as evidenced by boundary stones, law and exchange, ontology, insurgency and occupation.

The innovative book will be of interest to scholars in the fields of ancient Greek social history, philosophy, and literature, as well as to the general reader who is curious to know more about classical life and philosophy.

Contents

1. A New Ancient Petrography

(pp. 1–44)
  • Thea Potter
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0266.01

2. Does the Letter Matter?

(pp. 45–78)
  • Thea Potter
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0266.02

3. Breaking the Law

(pp. 79–116)
  • Thea Potter
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0266.03

4. Terminological Horizons

(pp. 117–152)
  • Thea Potter
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0266.04

5. The Presence of the Lithic

(pp. 153–194)
  • Thea Potter
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0266.05

6. Geophilia Entombed or the Boundary of a Woman’s Mind

(pp. 195–238)
  • Thea Potter
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0266.06

7. Solon’s Petromorphic Biopolitics

(pp. 239–276)
  • Thea Potter
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0266.07

8. I Am the Boundary of the Market

(pp. 277–285)
  • Thea Potter
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0266.08

Introduction

(pp. xix–xxxiii)
  • Thea Potter
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0266.09