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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


The World of Lyric: Local, Pan-Hellenic, and Athenian

Theodora A. Hadjimichael

in The Emergence of the Lyric Canon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198810865
eISBN:
9780191848001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810865.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 1 offers a sketch of lyric geography. It positions the poetic activities and movements of the lyric poets on a map of Greece and Magna Graecia, and presents lyric poetry in its environment of ... More


The Hellenistic Era: Lyric Texts and the Lyric Canon

Theodora A. Hadjimichael

in The Emergence of the Lyric Canon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198810865
eISBN:
9780191848001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810865.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 6 transports us to the Alexandrian Library. The first part focuses on the question of when and how book-rolls reached the Library, and the analysis foregrounds possible connections with the ... More


The Canonical Nine on the Comic Stage

Theodora A. Hadjimichael

in The Emergence of the Lyric Canon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198810865
eISBN:
9780191848001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810865.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 looks at the comic genre as a source of information about the Athenian audience’s knowledge and recognition of the lyric poets and their compositions. Comedy makes use of biographical and ... More


Towards a Written Text

Theodora A. Hadjimichael

in The Emergence of the Lyric Canon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198810865
eISBN:
9780191848001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810865.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 5 considers the materiality of lyric poems, and discusses the coexistence of lyric song with the availability and circulation of lyric texts both within and outside Athens. The analysis ... More


Plato, Poetry, and the Lyric Nine

Theodora A. Hadjimichael

in The Emergence of the Lyric Canon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198810865
eISBN:
9780191848001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810865.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 3 focuses on Plato’s attitude towards the lyric poets and on the diversity with which certain lyric extracts are incorporated in his dialogues. Lyric poets are portrayed in Plato as ... More


The Peripatos: Aristotle’s Project on Greek Culture

Theodora A. Hadjimichael

in The Emergence of the Lyric Canon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198810865
eISBN:
9780191848001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810865.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 4 analyses the importance of the Peripatos in the canonizing process of lyric, and the analysis demonstrates a degree of continuity between fifth- and fourth-century reception and evaluation ... More


The Art of Absence

Josephine Balmer

in Piecing Together the Fragments: Translating Classical Verse, Creating Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199585090
eISBN:
9780191747519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585090.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents an overview of the difficulties of translating fragmented classical poetry, in particular Greek lyric poetry, examining the main differences between classical and contemporary ... More


Fantasies of Mimnermos in Anne Carson’s “The Brainsex Paintings” (Plainwater)

Sasha-Mae Eccleston

in Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190610050
eISBN:
9780190610081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610050.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Sasha-Mae Eccleston, in “Fantasies of Mimnermos in Anne Carson’s “The Brainsex Paintings” (Plainwater),” examines Carson’s combination of loose translations of Mimnermos with an impossible interview ... More


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