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Oxford Readings in Greek Lyric Poetry contains 17 studies on Greek Lyric, Elegiac, and Iambic poetry by leading international academics drawn from the last three decades, 3 of which are translated here for the first time. Divided into general studies on themes and case studies on specificpoets, they are preceded by a detailed introduction by the editor, Ian Rutherford, which surveys the recent trends in scholarship on Greek Lyric. The volume also contains an up to date bibliography to promote further research into the field. This volume will be a useful resource for students and scholars interested in Greek Lyric and its developments.
Ian Rutherford is Professor of Greek at the University of Reading. His main interest is in Greek poetry and religion, especially pilgrimage, ancient Anatolia, and the relations between Greece and Egypt
Table of Contents
Introduction Ian Rutherford
Part 1: General Themes
Greek Lyric Poetry, a Non-existent Genre?, Claude Calame
Monody, Choral Lyric, and the tyranny of the hand-book, Malcolm Davies
Real persona or poetic persona?, Wolfgang Rosler
Genre and occasion, Gregory Nagy
Early greek elegy, symposium, and public festival, E.L Bowie
Symposium and Interpretation, Simon Slings
The Genre of genres, Andrew Ford
Part 2: Studies on Specific Poets
Alcman's Partheneion, E. Robbins
Archilochus and Odysseus, Bernd Seidensticker
Hipponax, Boupalos, and the conventions of the Psogos, Ralph M. Rosen
The Use of Abuse: Semonides 7, Robin Osborne
Crisis and Decorum in Sixth-Century Lesbos Reading Alkaios Otherwise, Leslie Kurke
Keening Sappho, Andre Lardinois
Jocasta in the West, Anne Burnett
The Significance of the 'Sphregis' in Theogins and the safeguarding of textual authenticity in antiquity, Giovanni Cerri
Eros the blacksmith, Margaret Williamson
Simonides' ode to Scopas in Contexts, Glenn W. Most