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FB-12804-76

John D. Noonan
University of South Florida (Tampa, FL 33620-9951)

The Influence of Fate on Political Action in the Ancient World

To analyze those mythic contexts in which Homer, Hesoid, the lyric and tragic poets, as molders of the attitudes dispersed throughout Greek culture, resort to a casus Fati in order to examine the degree to which such justifications can he expressed in the language of verifiable experience and the degree to which they are "non-sense" descriptions of a totally transcendent reality.

Project fields:
Classics

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1976 – 6/30/1977