Ath: Its Use and Meaning: A Study in the Greek Poetic Tradition from Homer to Euripides by Richard E. DoyleAth: Its Use and Meaning: A Study in the Greek Poetic Tradition from Homer to Euripides by Richard E. Doyle

Ath: Its Use and Meaning: A Study in the Greek Poetic Tradition from Homer to Euripides

byRichard E. Doyle

Hardcover | January 1, 1984

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This study is an investigation of the tradition of Greek poetry in two senses. First, words have meaning, and they are much better understood if this fact is firmly recognized and a given concept is seen in its historical development. Sophistry is a recurrent human temptation. Secondly, thebody of poetry from Homer to Euripides forms an organic whole, not only because a Greek poet, in spite of the emergence of new poetic genres, always felt the impact of his predecessors, but also because, with the death of tragedy, something entirely new arose in Greek letters: philosophy andoratory. The author's decision to limit his investigation of ATH much by the realization that such an organic whole provided an adequate body of literature to delineate the boundaries of a serious investigation as by the fact that, with a rare exception (Herodotus I.32), ATH is a word not used inGreek prose.
Richard E. Doyle was a Faculty Fellow at Fordham University 1978-1979.
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Title:Ath: Its Use and Meaning: A Study in the Greek Poetic Tradition from Homer to EuripidesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:190 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0 inPublished:January 1, 1984Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823210626

ISBN - 13:9780823210626

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