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Iambic Ideas: Essays on a Poetic Tradition from Archaic Greece to the Late Roman Empire

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ISBN 10: 074250817X / ISBN 13: 9780742508170
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Paperback. 278 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 5.9in. x 0.9in.Iambic Ideas, explores the concept of the iambic as a genre. In a set of detailed studies, the contributors examine, across time, the idea of iambic through a wide variety of cultural settings-Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, and late antiquity. What emerges most clearly is that the iambic idea is impossible to define in absolute terms: rather, the form of iambic keeps varying in response to a vast variety of historical contingencies. The variation is evident in such critical terms as the iambic tendency in Sappho, the reusing of iambi for Roman epodes, and even the instances of iambic absence in comedy and other such related forms. In the end, what is most characteristic about the iambic is its own inherent variability. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780742508170

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Binding: Paperback

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Iambic Ideas, explores the concept of the 'iambic' as a genre. In a set of detailed studies, the contributors examine, across time, the idea of iambic through a wide variety of cultural settings―Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, and late antiquity. What emerges most clearly is that the 'iambic idea' is impossible to define in absolute terms: rather, the form of iambic keeps varying in response to a vast variety of historical contingencies. The variation is evident in such critical terms as the 'iambic tendency' in Sappho, the 'reusing of iambi' for Roman epodes, and even the instances of 'iambic absence' in comedy and other such related forms. In the end, what is most characteristic about the 'iambic' is its own inherent variability.

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Alessandro Barchiesi is Professor of Latin Literature at the University of Verona, Italy. Antonio Aloni is Professor of Greek Literature at the University of Torino, Italy. Alberto Cavarzere is Professor of Latin Literature at the University of Trento, Italy.

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