By Pauline A. LeVen
This is often the 1st monograph fullyyt dedicated to the corpus of overdue classical Greek lyric poetry. not just have the dithyrambs and kitharodic nomes of the hot Musicians Timotheus and Philoxenus, the hymns of Aristotle and Ariphron, and the epigraphic paeans of Philodamus of Scarpheia and Isyllus of Epidaurus by no means been studied aspect by means of facet, they've got additionally remained hidden in the back of a sequence of severe prejudices - political, literary and aesthetic. Professor LeVen's booklet offers readings of those little-known poems and combines engagement with the fashion, narrative approach, poetics and reception of the texts with recognition to the socio-cultural forces that formed them. In reading the protean notions of culture and innovation, the ebook contributes to the present reevaluation of the panorama of Greek poetry and function within the past due classical interval and bridges a spot in our knowing of Greek literary background among the early classical and the Hellenistic sessions.
Read or Download The Many-Headed Muse: Tradition and Innovation in Late Classical Greek Lyric Poetry PDF
Best Ancient Civilizations books
A robust account of the lifetime of Tamerlane the good (1336-1405), the final grasp nomadic strength, certainly one of history's such a lot severe tyrants ever, and topic of Marlowe's play. Marozzi travelled within the footsteps of the nice magnate Emperor of Samarkland to jot down this excellent ebook that's half historical past, half travelogue.
Designed for classes in global historical past and international Civilization, this best-selling, vintage exploration of global heritage takes an interdisciplinary worldwide (rather than a local or nationwide) approach—tracing these significant forces, activities, and occasions that experience had a world-wide influence. It stresses connections among the previous, current and destiny, emphasizing the query “What does it suggest for us this present day?
Many fresh reviews have argued that the self is a contemporary invention, an idea built within the final 3 centuries. faith and the Self in Antiquity demanding situations that concept via providing a sequence of reviews that discover the origins, formation, and boundaries of the self in the religions of the traditional Mediterranean international.
Additional info for The Many-Headed Muse: Tradition and Innovation in Late Classical Greek Lyric Poetry