Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday

Hardcover | November 4, 2007

EditorP. J. Finglass, C. Collard, N. J. Richardson

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Martin West is widely recognized as one of the most significant classicists of all time. Over nearly half a century his publications have transformed our understanding of Greek poetry. This volume celebrates his achievement with twenty-five papers on different areas of the subject which he hasilluminated, written by distinguished scholars from four continents. It also includes West's Balzan Prize acceptance speech, 'Forward into the Past', in which he explains his approach to literary scholarship, and a complete bibliography of his academic publications.

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Martin West is widely recognized as one of the most significant classicists of all time. Over nearly half a century his publications have transformed our understanding of Greek poetry. This volume celebrates his achievement with twenty-five papers on different areas of the subject which he hasilluminated, written by distinguished schol...

P. J. Finglass is Lecturer in Classical Studies at the University of Nottingham. Before retirement, C. Collard was Professor of Classics at the University of Wales at Swansea. N. J. Richardson is Warden of Greyfriars Hall, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.18 inPublished:November 4, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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K. J. Dover: EncomiumM. L. West: `Forward into the past'The Academic Publications of M. L. WestI. Epic1. S. R. West: Terminal problems2. G. O. Hutchinson: The monster and the monologue: Polyphemus from Homer to Ovid3. D. M. Bain: Low words in high places: sex, bodily functions and body parts in Homeric epic and other higher genres4. W. Burkert: Smileumata Iliaka: three puzzling verses5. M. Davies: Hesiod's Theogony and the folk-tale6. N. J. Richardson: The Homeric Hymn to HermesII. Lyric, Elegic, Iambic7. E. W. Handley: Night thoughts (Archilochus 23 and 196a West)8. P. da Cunha Correa: A human fable and the justice of beasts in Archilochus9. C. Watkins: Hipponactea quaedam10. W. B. Henry: Pindaric accompaniments11. H.-G. Nesselrath: Lucian and Archilochus, or: How to make use of the ancient iambographers in the context of the Second SophisticIII. Tragedy12. J. Diggle: Housman's Greek13. A. F. Garvie: Greek tragedy: text and context14. J. Griffin: Desperate straits and the tragic stage15. C. B. R. Pelling: Sophocles' learning curve16. S. J. Instone: `Darkness, my light': enigmatic Ajax17. J. S. Scullion: Notes on the Bacchae18. P. D. Kovacs: Tragic interpolation and Philip II: Pylades' forgotten exile and other problems in Euripides' Orestes19. A. S. Hollis: Some poetic connections of Lycophron's AlexandraIV. Metre and Textual Criticism20. L. P. E. Parker: Dionysius' ear21. K. Itsumi: What's in a line? Papyrus formats and Hephaestionic formulae22. M. D. Reeve: Reconstructing archetypes: a new proposal and an old fallacy23. W. Buhler: Critical notes on the Greek paroemiographers24. R. Kassel, translated by Leofranc Holford-Strevens: Erasmus on Homer's Moly25. J. L. Lightfoot: Homage to GandR 11 (1964), 185-7, or: The Sibyl prophesies the slaying of the Jabberwock