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“To Give Greece Back to the Greeks”: Archaeology, Ethnography, and Eva Palmer Sikelianos’s Prometheus Bound

Samuel N. Dorf

in Performing Antiquity: Ancient Greek Music and Dance from Paris to Delphi, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190612092
eISBN:
9780190612122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190612092.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

Eva Palmer Sikelianos, along with her husband, the poet Angehlos Sikelianos, founded the first modern Delphic Festival in 1927 in an effort to revive the ancient Greek rites that had taken place on ... More


Writing

Artemis Leontis

in Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691171722
eISBN:
9780691187907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171722.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter follows Eva Palmer Sikelianos's life to its end. From writing Upward Panic to exchanging weaving tips, to translating Angelos Sikelianos's work, to becoming a polylingual correspondent ... More


Weaving

Artemis Leontis

in Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691171722
eISBN:
9780691187907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171722.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores Eva Palmer Sikelianos's fascinating shift from one stage to another as she left behind the fashion-conscious performance world of her Sapphic circle to try out a new role in ... More


Sapphic Performances

Artemis Leontis

in Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691171722
eISBN:
9780691187907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171722.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter tracks Eva Palmer Sikelianos's involvement with Sappho's poetry. To study how her reading of Sappho “implicated” or involved her in Sappho's poetic corpus on both a physical and literary ... More


Patron of Byzantine Music

Artemis Leontis

in Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691171722
eISBN:
9780691187907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171722.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter tracks Eva Palmer Sikelianos's activities in a different performance medium, music. An organ named for her (Evion Panharmonium), records from a school of Byzantine music where she ... More


Drama

Artemis Leontis

in Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691171722
eISBN:
9780691187907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171722.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter pushes against the notion that Eva Palmer Sikelianos's work in Greece was disconnected from her non-Greek past and indifferent to “archaeological problems.” Digging deep into her papers ... More


Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins

Artemis Leontis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691171722
eISBN:
9780691187907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171722.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This is the first biography to tell the fascinating story of Eva Palmer Sikelianos (1874–1952), an American actor, director, composer, and weaver best known for reviving the Delphic Festivals. Yet, ... More


Recollecting a Life

Artemis Leontis

in Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691171722
eISBN:
9780691187907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171722.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter argues that Eva Palmer Sikelianos's encounter with Greece offers a sense of just how complex the cultural terrain can be. Hellenism operates on an assimilative model. It is constantly ... More


Performing Sappho’s Fractured Archive, or Listening for the Queer Sounds in the Life and Works of Natalie Clifford Barney

Samuel N. Dorf

in Performing Antiquity: Ancient Greek Music and Dance from Paris to Delphi, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190612092
eISBN:
9780190612122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190612092.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This chapter excavates the remaining traces of pseudo-ancient Greek musical and dance performance that took place in Natalie Clifford Barney’s Parisian home in the first decades of the twentieth ... More


Greek (and Roman) Ways and Thoroughfares: The Routing of Edith Hamilton’s Classical Antiquity

Judith P. Hallett

in Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198725206
eISBN:
9780191792571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725206.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Edith Hamilton (1867–1963) reached a wide US reading public through such books on classical antiquity as The Greek Way (1930), The Roman Way (1932), Three Greek Plays (1937) and Mythology (1942). By ... More


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