The Hidden Chorus: Echoes of Genre in Tragic Lyric

Hardcover | February 7, 2010

byL. A. Swift

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The Hidden Chorus investigates the relationship between the chorus of Greek tragedy and other types of choral song in Greek society. Choruses performed on a range of occasions in Greek culture, ranging from private weddings and funerals to large-scale religious festivals, yet the relationshipbetween these everyday or 'ritual' choruses and the choruses of tragedy has never been systematically examined. L. A. Swift discusses choruses from five ritual genres: paian (religious songs of celebration or healing), epinikion (songs for athletic victors), partheneia (songs for the transitions ofyoung girls), hymenaios (wedding song), and threnos (funerary song), and explores how these choral forms are evoked in tragedy. By examining the relationship between tragic and non-tragic choral song, she not only provides new insights into individual plays, but also enriches our understanding ofthe role poetry and song played in Greek life.

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The Hidden Chorus investigates the relationship between the chorus of Greek tragedy and other types of choral song in Greek society. Choruses performed on a range of occasions in Greek culture, ranging from private weddings and funerals to large-scale religious festivals, yet the relationshipbetween these everyday or 'ritual' choruses...

L. A. Swift is Junior Research Fellow in Classics at Trinity College, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:420 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.06 inPublished:February 7, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199577846

ISBN - 13:9780199577842

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Understanding Lyric Genres2. Lyric Poetry in an Athenian Context3. Paian4. Epinikion5. Partheneia6. Hymenaios7. Threnos and Ritual LamentConclusion