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The Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

Cambridge University Press

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ISBN 10: 0521849446 / ISBN 13: 9780521849449
Published by Cambridge University Press, 2009
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Title: The Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric (...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1.

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Greek lyric poetry encompassed a wide range of types of poem, from elegy to iambos and dithyramb to epinician. It particularly flourished in the Archaic and Classical periods, and some of its practitioners, such as Sappho and Pindar, had significant cultural influence in subsequent centuries down to the present day. This Companion provides an accessible introduction to this fascinating and diverse body of poetry and its later reception. It takes account of the exciting new papyrus finds and new critical approaches which have greatly advanced our understanding of both the corpus itself and of the sociocultural contexts in which lyric pieces were produced, performed and transmitted. Each chapter is provided with a guide to further reading, and the volume includes a chronology, glossary and guide to editions and translations.

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Introduction for students and non-specialists to this wide-ranging body of poetry, which includes work by such famous poets as Sappho and Pindar. It takes full account of the exciting new papyrus finds and new critical approaches which have advanced our understanding of the poetry and its performance and transmission.

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