Hellenica: Volume II: Lyric and Drama

Hardcover | February 3, 2013

byM. L. West

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Martin West is internationally known as one of the outstanding Classical scholars of our time, and one of the most prolific. Hellenica is a three-volume selection of ninety or so of his most notable papers relating to Greek literature and thought. This second volume contains thirty-one items chosen from over four decades of publication. It is devoted to the lyric poets and tragedy; there are papers on Archilochus, Alcman, Sappho, Stesichorus, Simonides, Pindar, Aeschylus, Euripides, and Corinna, among others, and the collection includes apreviously unpublished lecture on Zeus in Aeschylus. Connoisseurs of Greek verse composition will relish the appendix containing a college dinner menu transformed into a hilarious parody of the Cassandra scene from the Agamemnon. The first volume is devoted to early epic and the third volume will contain papers on philosophy, music, metre, and other miscellaneous topics. Each volume contains a preface, indexes, and a full list of the authors other writings relating to the areas in question.

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Martin West is internationally known as one of the outstanding Classical scholars of our time, and one of the most prolific. Hellenica is a three-volume selection of ninety or so of his most notable papers relating to Greek literature and thought. This second volume contains thirty-one items chosen from over four decades of publicatio...

Martin West was a Fellow and Praelector at University College, Oxford, from 1963 to 1974, then Professor of Greek at Bedford College and Royal Holloway Colleges, London, till 1991, and a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, from 1991 to 2004. He continues to live and work in Oxford.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:488 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:February 3, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199605026

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PrefaceAbbreviations1. A New Epode of Archilochus2. Archilochus and Telephos3. The Date of Alcman4. Burning Sappho5. The New Sappho6. Alcaeus' Brother7. Phocylides8. Stesichorus9. Stesichorea10. Simonides Redivivus11. Pindar as a Man of Letters12. The Chronology of Early Attic Tragedy13. The Religious Interpretation of Myth in Aeschylus14. Zeus in Aeschylus15. King and Demos in Aeschylus16. Colloquialism and Naive Style in Aeschylus17. Where Eagles Dare: The Parodos of the Agamemnon18. On Garvie s Choephori19. Iliad and Aethiopis on the Stage: Aeschylus and Son20. The Prometheus Trilogy21. Ancestral Curses22. Euripides' Critique of Aeschylus: Electra 518-4623. Author's Afterthoughts in Orestes24. The End of Iphigeneia in Aulis25. A Vagina in Search of an Author26. A New Musical Papyrus: Carcinus Medea27. The Song of Arion the Dolphin-rider (PMG 939)28. Corinna29. Who's Afraid of Dating Corinna?30. The Epidaurian Hymn to the Mother of the Gods31. The AnacreonteaSupplementary list of publications relating to lyric and dramaIndexesGreek Words and FormsPassagesGeneral