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The Hidden Chorus: Echoes of Genre in Tragic Lyric

L. A. Swift

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577842
eISBN:
9780191722622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577842.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Choral performance permeated Greek life on every level, from private weddings and funerals to large‐scale religious festivals, yet the relationship between these ritual choruses and the better known ... More


Pindaric Metre: The ‘Other Half’

Kiichiro Itsumi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199229611
eISBN:
9780191710780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229611.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book describes the metrical features of the twenty-two Pindaric epinikia which are not composed in dactylo-epitrite (‘the other half’). These odes are puzzling, and scholars currently assume, ... More


The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics

A. P. David

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199292400
eISBN:
9780191711855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292400.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book develops an authentic and revolutionary musical analysis of ancient Greek poetry. It brings the interpretation of ancient verse into step with the sorts of analyses customarily enjoyed by ... More


Greek Lyric, Tragedy, and Textual Criticism: Collected Papers

W. S. Barrett

M. L. West (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203574
eISBN:
9780191708183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203574.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

W. S. Barrett (1914-2001) was one of the finest Hellenists of the second half of the 20th century, known above all for his celebrated edition of Euripides' Hippolytus. This volume of his collected ... More


Virginia Woolf and the Literature of the English Renaissance

Alice Fox

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129882
eISBN:
9780191671876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129882.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book examines the profound effect, on a major critic and novelist of the twentieth century, of the period of English literature's greatest glory, the Renaissance. Beginning in the sixteenth ... More


Conclusion

DAVID FEARN

in Bacchylides: Politics, Performance, Poetic Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199215508
eISBN:
9780191707018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215508.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents a synthesis of discussions in the preceding chapters. It argues that classical scholarship has generally sought to evaluate Bacchylides negatively by placing him side by side ... More


Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Andrew L. Ford

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book studies Aristotle’s poetic activity in light of an ode he composed commemorating Hermias of Atarneus, his father in law and patron in the 340’s BCE. This remarkable text is said to have ... More


Voicing the Soviet Experience: The Poetry of Ol′ga Berggol′ts

Katharine Hodgson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262894
eISBN:
9780191734977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262894.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book is an examination of a poet whose career offers a case study in the complexities facing Soviet writers in the Stalin era. Ol′ga Berggol′ts (1910–1975) was a prominent Russian Soviet poet, ... More


Lyrics of Life: Sa'di on Love, Cosmopolitanism and Care of the Self

Fatemeh Keshavarz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748696925
eISBN:
9781474408608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696925.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Lyrics of Life: Sa’di on Love, Cosmopolitanism, and care of the Self is an accessible study of the lyrical, humorous, and social and education aspects of classical Persian poetry through the ghazals ... More


The Disciplines of Reason and Lyric Poetry

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter demonstrates how Boethius' text established many of the themes and forms that spoke to and for later writers in prison. These include: consolation from the expressive power of ordered ... More


The poetic self

Katharine Hodgson

in Voicing the Soviet Experience: The Poetry of Ol′ga Berggol′ts

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262894
eISBN:
9780191734977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262894.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter looks at the poetic self in Berggol′ts's writing as a literary construct, informed not purely by biographical experience, but by literary tradition and other texts. An outline of ... More


Chapter Seven Wounded Love: Away from the Ellington Organization

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the musical activities of Strayhorn outside the realm of the Ellington Orchestra. Strayhorn composed and arranged extensively for others, and participated in a number of theater ... More


Impersonations of Laura in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-century Italy

Letizia Panizza

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the impersonations of the character of Laura of Petrarch's Canzoniere in sixteenth and seventeenth century Italy. It analyses commentaries and the rewritings of Petrarch's ... More


Understanding Lyric Genres

L. A. Swift

in The Hidden Chorus: Echoes of Genre in Tragic Lyric

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577842
eISBN:
9780191722622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577842.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the methodological difficulties of defining Greek lyric genres and sets out a methodology for understanding lyric genres, influenced by contemporary genre‐theory and by the ... More


Lyric Poetry in an Athenian Context

L. A. Swift

in The Hidden Chorus: Echoes of Genre in Tragic Lyric

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577842
eISBN:
9780191722622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577842.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the role that choral performance and lyric poetry held in fifth‐century Athenian life. It begins by examining the evidence for choral performance in Athens, and goes on to ... More


Lyric Orientations: Hölderlin, Rilke, and the Poetics of Community

Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456954
eISBN:
9781501701061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456954.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book explores the power of lyric poetry to stir the social and emotional lives of human beings in the face of the ineffable nature of our mortality. It focuses on two German-speaking masters of ... More


Translating Aeschylean Choral Lyric: Agamemnon 367–474

Seth L. Schein

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues for a ‘foreignizing’ rather than a ‘domesticating’ approach to translating literary texts — in particular, Aeschylean choral poetry — that will be read and discussed with students ... More


Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life

Dana Greene

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037108
eISBN:
9780252094217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037108.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Kenneth Rexroth called Denise Levertov (1923–1997) “the most subtly skillful poet of her generation, the most profound, ... and the most moving.” Author of twenty-four volumes of poetry, four books ... More


Text World Theory: An Introduction

Joanna Gavins

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622993
eISBN:
9780748671540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622993.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Text World Theory is a cognitive model of all human discourse processing. This introductory textbook sets out a usable framework for understanding mental representations. Text World Theory is ... More


Horace and Archaic Greek Poetry *

G. O. Hutchinson

in Talking Books: Readings in Hellenistic and Roman Books of Poetry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199279418
eISBN:
9780191707322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279418.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The discussion of Horace's lyric is taken beyond the previous chapter. The book of Epodes and each book of Odes are seen to have a dynamic structure, to move decisively. Horace uses Archilochus and ... More


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