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Partheneia

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/9780199577842.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how Greek tragedy evokes parthenaic song. The chapter begins with an extensive discussion of partheneia with close readings of Alcman and Pindar's partheneia; it argues for a ... More


The Nomos of the Post-Homeric Poets

Thanos Zartaloudis

in The Birth of Nomos

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474442008
eISBN:
9781474459808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442008.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the uses of the nomos family of words in the ‘post-homeric’ poets and in particular in Hesiod, Alcman, Alcaeus, Archilochus and Theognis.


Archaic Greek Lyric

THOMAS K. HUBBARD

in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The homoerotic themes abound in Greek lyric poetry reflect an aristocratic culture in which homosexual relations were at home in the symposium, athletics, and even civic/religious ritual. The ... More


Why Menelaus?: Alcman, Sappho, Stesichorus, [Hesiod], and the Cycle

Anna R. Stelow

in Menelaus in the Archaic Period: Not Quite the Best of the Achaeans

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780199685929
eISBN:
9780191888731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199685929.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter assesses the depiction of Menelaus in non-Homeric archaic poetry. What emerges most clearly about Menelaus, from the bits and pieces remaining from non-Homeric archaic poetry, is ... More


Greek Festival Choruses in and out of Contex t

Felix Budelmann

in Choruses, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670574
eISBN:
9780191759086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670574.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In ‘Greek Festival Choruses in and out of Context’, Felix Budelmann explores the paradoxical status of Archaic and Classical Greek festival choruses as both of and not of the occasion. These ... More


The Politics of the Mystic Chorus

Richard Seaford

in Choruses, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670574
eISBN:
9780191759086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670574.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chorus had in the classical Greek polis an importance that is entirely unknown in mainstream monotheism. In ‘The Politics of the Mystic Chorus’, Richard Seaford argues that this importance was ... More


Genre and Tradition

Henry Spelman

in Pindar and the Poetics of Permanence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198821274
eISBN:
9780191860645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821274.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Whereas previous chapters focused on Pindar’s epinicians, this chapter broadens the scope of inquiry to consider Pindar’s other genres and also earlier lyric. First, it turns to Pindar’s fragmentary ... More


The Lyric Past

Henry Spelman

in Pindar and the Poetics of Permanence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198821274
eISBN:
9780191860645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821274.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Whereas the last two chapters focused on epinician, Chapter VIII expands the scope of inquiry and studies the lyric past in Pindar most generally. Section 1 discusses the mainly fragmentary evidence ... More


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