The Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric by Felix BudelmannThe Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric by Felix Budelmann

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric

EditorFelix Budelmann

Paperback | May 25, 2009

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Greek lyric poetry encompassed a wide range of types of poem, from elegy to iambos and dithyramb to epinician. It particularly flourished in the Archaic and Classical periods, and some of its practitioners, such as Sappho and Pindar, had significant cultural influence in subsequent centuries down to the present day. This Companion provides an accessible introduction to this fascinating and diverse body of poetry and its later reception. It takes account of the exciting new papyrus finds and new critical approaches which have greatly advanced our understanding of both the corpus itself and of the sociocultural contexts in which lyric pieces were produced, performed and transmitted. Each chapter is provided with a guide to further reading, and the volume includes a chronology, glossary and guide to editions and translations.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Greek LyricFormat:PaperbackDimensions:482 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.94 inPublished:May 25, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521614767

ISBN - 13:9780521614764


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good coverage ‘The Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric’ includes essays grouped into the three categories of ‘Contexts and Topics’, ‘Poets and Traditions’, and ‘Receptions’. The topics cover many aspects of the field and study of ‘lyric’ and ‘melic’ Greek poetry, written between ca. 7th century BC and 4th century AD. The introduction by Felix Budelmann is particularly helpful, especially to those who are unfamiliar with the nature of the scholarship and issues present therein. The first chapters discuss the nature of Greek lyric, covering its socio-political role, gender, ideology, language, metre, and music. There are separate treatments afforded to iambic and elegiac poetry, the fringe genres of lyric, as well as discussion of the major poets, including Stesichorus, Sappho, Pindar, and Bacchylides. The chapters on receptions provide ancient coverage in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds, in addition to a chapter on lyric from the Renaissance onwards, and a separate chapter on ‘Sappho and Pindar in the 19th and 20th centuries’ by Margaret Williamson. Included is a chronology, textual resources, glossary, works cited, and index.
Date published: 2011-06-28

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Greek lyric Felix Budelmann; Part I. Contexts and Topics: 2. Genre, occasion and performance Chris Carey; 3. Greek lyric and the politics and sociologies of archaic and classical Greek communities Simon Hornblower; 4. Greek lyric and gender Eva Stehle; 5. Greek lyric and the place of humans in the world Mark Griffith; 6. Greek lyric and early Greek literary history Barbara Graziosi and Johannes Haubold; 7. Language and pragmatics Giovan Battista D'Alessio; 8. Metre and music Luigi Battezzato; Part II. Poets and Traditions: 9. Iambos Chris Carey; 10. Elegy Antonio Aloni; 11. Alcman, Stesichorus and Ibycus Eveline Krummen; 12. Alcaeus and Sappho Dimitrios Yatromanolakis; 13. Anacreon and the Anacreontea Felix Budelmann; 14. Simonides, Pindar and Bacchylides Hayden Pelliccia; 15. Ancient Greek popular song Dimitrios Yatromanolakis; 16. Timotheus the New Musician Eric Csapo and Peter Wilson; Part III. Reception: 17. Lyric in the Hellenistic period and beyond Silvia Barbantani; 18. Lyric in Rome Alessandro Barchiesi; 19. Greek lyric from the Renaissance to the eighteenth century Pantelis Michelakis; 20. Sappho and Pindar the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Margaret Williamson; 21. Lyric and lyrics: perspectives, ancient and modern Michael Silk.