Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Hardcover | March 19, 2016

EditorLaura Swift, Chris Carey

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For over two centuries - starting with the earliest surviving iambic poet and elegist, Archilochus - elegy and iambus attracted some of the finest poetic talents in Greek history and played a major role in public and private life, surviving as living forms into the fourth century BC. The studyof these poetic forms has been transformed in recent years by new papyrological finds, yet historically scholarly attention has tended to focus predominantly on Greek lyric poetry. This edited collection provides the first comprehensive exploration devoted specifically to iambus and elegy, offeringan important insight into the key issues within current research on the genres. Chapters by leading international experts in the field examine the forms from a broad range of perspectives - addressing questions of genre definition, performance and context, authorial voice and style, interactions andintertexts, and the texts' transmission and reception - and provide a solid foundation for future research.

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For over two centuries - starting with the earliest surviving iambic poet and elegist, Archilochus - elegy and iambus attracted some of the finest poetic talents in Greek history and played a major role in public and private life, surviving as living forms into the fourth century BC. The studyof these poetic forms has been transformed ...

Laura Swift is Lecturer in Classical Studies at the Open University. Chris Carey is Professor of Greek at University College London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pagesPublished:March 19, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceList of ContributorsIntroductionI: Poetry in Performance1. Ewen Bowie: Cultic Contexts for Elegiac Performance2. Cecilia Nobili: Choral Elegy3. Deborah Boedeker: Coarse Poetics: Listening to Hipponax4. Don Lavigne: Archilochus and Homer in the Rhapsodic ContextII: Charting Genre, Creating Traditions5. Andrea Rotstein: The Ancient Literary History of Iambos6. Chris Carey: Mapping Iambos: Mining the Minor Talents7. David Sider: Simonides' Personal Elegies8. Antonio Aloni and Alessandro Iannucci: Writing Solon9. Anika Nicolosi: Archilochus' Elegiac Fragments: Textual and Exegetical NotesIII: Cultural Interactions10. Laura Lulli: Elegy and Epic: A Complex Relationship11. Margarita Alexandrou: Mythological Narratives in Hipponax12. Tom Hawkins: Bupalus in Scheria: Hipponax's Odyssean Transcontextualizations13. Laura Swift: Poetics and Precedents in Archilochus' Erotic ImageryIV: Ancient Receptions and Intertexts14. Christopher Brown: Warding Off a Hailstorm of Blood: Pindar on Martial Elegy15. Paula da Cunha Correa: The 'Ship of Fools' in Euenus 8b and Plato's Republic 488a-489a16. Julia Nelson Hawkins: Anger, Bile, and the Poet's Body in the Archilochean TraditionBibliographyIndexes