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The Form of the Hexameter: The Origins of Caesura and Diaeresis

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/9780199292400.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter draws on two strands of evidence that bear on the form of the dactylic hexameter: one from Plato (Epinomis) and Aristotle (Metaphysics), one from a modern Greek folk dance (the συρτός). ... More


Highbrow/Lowbrow in New York City

Vicki Ohl

in Fine and Dandy: The Life and Work of Kay Swift

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102611
eISBN:
9780300130393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102611.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the changes in the life of Kay Swift after she moved to New York City with her husband James Warburg. It explains that Swift re-enrolled in the Institute of Musical Art and ... More


Homer as Improviser?

Colin Burrow

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter illustrates connections between Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and the techniques of improvisation as heard in jazz performances. It starts by noting the inadequacy of the usual dictionary ... More


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