Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry: Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BC

Hardcover | March 12, 2010

EditorDavid Fearn

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This collection of essays by notable scholars from a variety of disciplines deals with different aspects of the history and culture of the Greek island of Aegina in the fifth century BC. The island is well known as the home of magnificent architecture and sculpture; as the patron of impressivelyric poetry composed by Pindar and his contemporaries; and, from the pages of Herodotus, as a significant trading power, and military threat to her great neighbour Athens. The book brings together experts on choral lyric poetry, myth, art-history, and historiography, with the aim of offering abroad view of the island's significance in some of the major trends in fifth-century Greek history and culture, and situating the island's patronage of some of the greatest Classical poets within broader cultural and historical frames.

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This collection of essays by notable scholars from a variety of disciplines deals with different aspects of the history and culture of the Greek island of Aegina in the fifth century BC. The island is well known as the home of magnificent architecture and sculpture; as the patron of impressivelyric poetry composed by Pindar and his con...

Dr. David Fearn is Assistant Professor in Greek Literature at the University of Warwick.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:493 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.1 inPublished:March 12, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199546517

ISBN - 13:9780199546510

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Table of Contents

David Fearn: Introduction: Aegina in ContextsI. Contexts for Heroic Myth-Making: Ethnicity, Interstate Relations, Cult, and Commerce1. Gregory Nagy: Asopos and his Multiple Daughters: Traces of Preclassical Epic in the Aeginetan Odes of Pindar2. James Watson: Rethinking the Sanctuary of Aphaia3. Ian Rutherford: 'The Thearion of the Pythian One': The Aeginetan Thearoi in Context4. Barbara Kowalzig: Musical Merchandise 'on every vessel': Religion and Trade on AeginaII. Poetry, Performance, Politics5. David Fearn: Aeginetan Epinician Culture: Naming, Ritual, and Politics6. Andrew Morrison: Aeginetan Odes, Reperformance, and IntertextualityIII. Interfaces between Poetry, Myth, and Art7. Lucia Athanassaki: Giving Wings to the Aeginetan Sculptures: The Panhellenic Aspirations of Pindar's Eighth Olympian8. Henrik Indergaard: Thebes, Aegina, and the Temple of Aphaia: A Reading of Pindar's Isthmian 69. Guy Hedreen: The Trojan War, Theoxenia, and Aegina in Pindar's Paean 6 and the Aphaia SculpturesIV. The Historiographical Aftermath10. Elizabeth Irwin: Herodotus on Aeginetan Identity11. Elizabeth Irwin: 'Lest the things done by men become exitela': Writing up Aegina in a Late Fifth-Century Context