The Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Volume 1, Greek Literature, Part 1, Early Greek Poetry

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P. E. Easterling, Bernard M. W. Knox
Cambridge University Press, 4 may. 1989 - 264 páginas
The period from the eighth to the fifth centuries B.C. was one of extraordinary creativity in the Greek-speaking world. Poetry was a public and popular medium, and its production was closely related to developments in contemporary society. At the time when the city states were acquiring their distinctive institutions epic found the greatest of all its exponents in Homer, and lyric poetry for both solo and choral performance became a genre which attracted poets of the first rank, writers of the quality of Sappho, Alcaeus and Pindar, whose influence on later literature was to be profound. This volume covers the epic tradition, the didactic poems of Hesiod and his imitators, and the wide-ranging work of the iambic, elegiac and lyric poets of what is loosely called the archaic age. The contributors make use of recent papyrus finds (particularly in the case of Archilochus and Stesichorus) to fill out the picture of a cosmopolitan and highly sophisticated literary culture which had not yet found its intellectual centre in Athens.
 

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Índice

Homer
1
2 The Iliad
11
3 The Odyssey
33
Hesiod
51
The epic tradition after Homer and Hesiod
65
2 The Homeric Hymns
69
4 Elegy and iambus
76
Callinus Tyrtaeus Mimnermus
87
1 Sappho
162
2 Alcaeus
168
3 Ibycus
173
4 Anacreon
175
5 Skolia
179
Choral lyric in the fifth century
181
2 Simonides
182
3 Pindar
185

3 Theognis
95
4 Solon
105
5 Semonides
112
6 Hipponax
117
Archaic choral lyric
124
2 Alcman
127
3 Stesichorus
145
Monody
161
4 Bacchylides
194
Corinna Myrtis Telesilla Praxilla
198
6 Choral lyric to the end of the fifth century
201
Appendix of authors and works edited
204
Metrical appendix
234
Works cited in the text
241
Index
246
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