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Table of ContentsAcknowledgmentsAbbreviationsIntroduction1. "These Fragments Have I Shored against My Ruins": Apollonius Rhodius and the Social Revalidation of Myth for a New Age2. The Flight-Plan of Daedalus3. Works and Days 1-285: Hesiod's Invisible Audience4. Athenian History and Historians in the Fifth Century B.C.5. The Metamorphosis of the Barbarian: Athenian Panhellenism in a Changing World6. Text and Context in the Matter of Xenophon's Exile7. Rebooking the Flute-Girls: A Fresh Look at the Chronological Evidence for the Fall of Athens and the Eight-Month Rule of the Thirty8. A Variety of Greek Appetites9. Alexander's Alexandria10. The Muses' Birdcage, Then and Now11. How Political Was the Stoa?12. Ancient Ethics, Modern Therapy13. Getting to Be a Star: The Politics of Catasterism14. The Innocence of Procris: Ovid A.A. 3. 687-74615. Magic and the Principle of Apparent Causality in Pliny's Natural HistoryAppendix A. Tanglewood Tales for the YuppiesAppendix B. Homer for the KiddiesBibliographyIndex
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