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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


The Idea of Iambos

Andrea Rotstein

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286270
eISBN:
9780191713330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286270.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study of the genre of Greek iambic poetry, from the perspective provided by ancient testimonies, places research on iambos in the framework of a new methodological approach to ancient genres ... More


Choreia and the Musical Text

A. P. David

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199292400
eISBN:
9780191711855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292400.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter develops the notion of χορεία, according to Plato’s usage of the term, as the proper, restored rubric within which to understand the rhythm and harmony of ancient Greek poetry in both ... More


Classical Translations of the Classics: The Dynamics of Literary Tradition in Retranslating Epic Poetry

Richard H. Armstrong

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/9780199288076.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the retranslation of Greek epic poetry and argues for its importance in understanding how literary traditions shape the translation scenario. First, it treats the epic ... More


Greek and Modern Tragedy

Joshua Billings

in Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159232
eISBN:
9781400852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159232.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter looks at idealist thought on the difference of antiquity and modernity. The starkest statement of the opposition of antiquity and modernity comes in Friedrich Schlegel's On the Study of ... More


Indo-European Poetry and Myth

M. L. West

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280759
eISBN:
9780191712913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280759.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Indo-Europeans — speakers of the prehistoric parent language from which most European and some Asiatic languages are descended — most probably lived on the Eurasian steppes some five or six ... More


Defying History: The Legacy of Helen in Modern Greek Poetry *

Efi Spentzou

in Laughing with Medusa: Classical Myth and Feminist Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237944
eISBN:
9780191706455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237944.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The stories woven around Helen of Troy represent a microcosm of the troubled and inspired itinerary of classical myth in the cultural mosaic of modern Greece. This chapter looks at some of these ... 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


Approaching Genre

Andrea Rotstein

in The Idea of Iambos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286270
eISBN:
9780191713330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286270.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

As often happens with ancient literary genres, most divergences on iambos in contemporary scholarship are due to a basic disagreement on what literary genres are. This chapter presents a view of ... More


A Moment’s Ornament: The Poetics of Nympholepsy in Ancient Greece

Corinne Ondine Pache

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195339369
eISBN:
9780199867134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339369.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

From Hesiod’s first-person account of his encounters with the Muses on Mount Helicon to Theocritus’s nymphs, love between goddesses and mortal men provides the ancient Greeks with a way of ... More


Space and Intertextuality in Hexameters

G. O. Hutchinson

in Greek to Latin: Frameworks and Contexts for Intertextuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670703
eISBN:
9780191757020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670703.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The two types of narrative hexameter poetry — on Greek myth and Roman history — stand at a different distance from Greek poetry; and even within the type on Greek myth there are different distances ... More


Bacchylides: Politics, Performance, Poetic Tradition

David Fearn

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199215508
eISBN:
9780191707018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215508.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book combines close literary analysis of Bacchylides' poetry with detailed discussion of the central role poetry played in a variety of differing political contexts throughout Greece in the ... More


Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday

P. J. Finglass, C. Collard, and N. J. Richardson (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199285686
eISBN:
9780191713958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285686.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Martin West is widely recognized as one of the most significant classicists of all time. Over nearly half a century his publications have transformed our understanding of Greek poetry. This book ... More


Low Words in High Places: Sex, Bodily Functions, and Body Parts in Homeric Epic and Other Higher Genres

David Bain

in Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199285686
eISBN:
9780191713958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285686.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines six topics which, although they feature in higher literature, might be thought both beneath the dignity of their genres and to entail in consequence the use of indecorous ... More


Sapphic Performances

Artemis Leontis

in Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691171722
eISBN:
9780691187907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171722.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter tracks Eva Palmer Sikelianos's involvement with Sappho's poetry. To study how her reading of Sappho “implicated” or involved her in Sappho's poetic corpus on both a physical and literary ... More


Teaching by Examples: Greek

Clive Skidmore

in Practical Ethics for Roman Gentlemen: The Work of Valerius Maximus

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859894777
eISBN:
9781781380673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859894777.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the use of historical examples for moral education in the ancient world, presenting evidence drawn from Greek poetry and Greek prose. It shows that the role of examples was ... More


Wandering Poets and Other Essays on Late Greek Literature and Philosophy

Alan Cameron

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190268947
eISBN:
9780190268961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190268947.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a revised version of some of the most important and innovative articles published by Alan Cameron in the field of late antique Greek poetry and philosophy. New material has been ... More


Early Greek Poetry as/and History

Deborah Boedeker

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 1: Beginnings to AD 600

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199218158
eISBN:
9780191804243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218158.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines early Greek historical poetry and its complex relationships with the prose histories of Herodotus and Thucydides. It begins with an overview of archaic and early classical Greek ... More


Introduction

Laura Swift and Chris Carey

in Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199689743
eISBN:
9780191769436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689743.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction explains the purpose behind the present volume. Although there has been a resurgence of scholarly interest in early Greek poetry in recent years, the lion’s share of interest has ... More


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