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Whilst English Professor Marta Spëk is out there a movie consultant's agreement, she's scuffling with a nasty case of year-end doldrums. She indicators on, imagining that unique hands-on paintings on the sandy place shoot for a made-in-Canada biopic will open doorways of chance and spark her creativity – or a minimum of offer fascinating fabric for her family's annual Labour Day accumulating. in the meantime, her soon-to-be boss, the good-looking cynic Jake Nugent, who's good skilled with shoot dynamics in distant websites, hopes basically to stamp out inevitable difficulties ahead of they swallow the price range and price him a role. Script adjustments (massive), on-set mishaps (minor), and after-hours misadventures (many) be sure that Marta and Jake won't simply omit this week within the Okanagan Valley. A wry examine the shoestring finish of a billion-dollar and the occasional yet profound foolishness of the human center, This place of Unknown percentages makes a case for black comedy being the easiest lens for viewing modern lifestyles.

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Rohde 1925: i. i—68; Sourvinou-Inwood 1995: 10—107; Johnston 1999: 7—16; Clarke 1999; Albinus 2000: 21-97. 2 See Richardson 1985^: 50—i; Johnston 1999: 7—9. 3 Burkert 1985$: 196. For the link between (frpeves and corporeality, see //. 99—104. For the link between (frpeves and consciousness, see Od. 493 5 (Teiresias is the exception who proves the rule). To regain consciousness, the dead had to drink blood, regaining corporeality: Od. 153. If consciousness depends on corporeality, then the decision whether (f)pev€s means 'wits' or 'midriff (see Richardson 1993: 178) may not be critical.

2 0. 8 Inscr. a 'he wrote the ode, Didymus says, for all three of them [Alkimedon, Timosthenes, Melesias]'. 111 See Irigoin 1952: 30—50; PfeifTer 1968: 181 8. 'Hellenistic filter': Rutherford 2001: 5—6. 112 See Harvey 1955; Rossi 1971; Galame 1974; Rutherford 2001: 4 6 , 90—1. Introduction 23 nine distinct genres (eiSrf): Hymns, Paeans, Dithyrambs, Processional Songs, Maiden-songs, Dance Songs (Hyporchemata], Encomia, Dirges, and Epinicians. 113 In assigning poems to a particular genre or to a particular book within a given genre, the Alexandrian editors faced difficult choices.

Differentiation in the status of the dead appears especially in mystic 44 Xen. Cyr. 17 22 (note 17 but more confidently at 22 45 On uncertainty regarding one's fate after death, see Rudhardt 1958: 122. Dem. 87 rpOTTO) TLVL TOV vvvl yiyvo^€vov Trpdy/jiaTOS aLadr)aw. Isoc. 42 47 plat. Menex. 248b7-8 Mikalson 1983: 79. v. VI. 49 Gf. Xen. Cyr. ' consol. adApoll. i2ob Gf. too P. 101 aKovovTL Trot, 'they 50 hear, I suppose'. Gf. Aristot. ^Vnooai8—21. 52 An example from a non-mystical context occurs in Euripides' Alkestis, where the chorus console the death-bound Alkestis with the words, 'farewell; may chthonian Hermes and Hades receive you kindly.

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