Hellenica Volume II: Lyric and Drama

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  • Copyright: 2013-01-06
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Martin West is internationally known as one of the outstanding Classical scholars of our time, and one of the most prolific.Hellenicais a three-volume selection of ninety or so of his more notable papers relating to Greek literature and thought. This first volume,Epic, contains thirty essays, including two previously unpublished. It is devoted to early epic, from its Mycenaean and pre-Mycenaean roots to its later manifestations in the Homeric Hymns and the poetry ascribed to Eumelus of Corinth. There are pieces on the myths of Helen and the Trojan War, on the transition from oral to written epic, and on the relationship of theIliadandOdysseyto other lost poems. Spanning forty years of scholarship, the collection as a whole presents a powerful and coherent individual vision of the emergence of heroic epic in the archaic age of Greece. The second and third volumes, to appear at yearly intervals, will contain papers on the lyric poets, tragedy, philosophy, music, metre, and other miscellaneous topics. Each volume will contain a preface, an index, and a full list of the author's other writings relating to the areas in question.

Author Biography

M. L. West was a Fellow and Praelector at University College, Oxford, from 1963 to 1974, then Professor of Greek at Bedford College and Royal Holloway Colleges, London, till 1991, and a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, from 1991 to 2004. He continues to live and work in Oxford.

Table of Contents

1. A New Epode of Archilochus
2. Archilochus and Telephos
3. The Date of Alcman
4. Burning Sappho
5. The New Sappho
6. Alcaeus' Brother
7. Phocylides
8. Stesichorus
9. Stesichorea
10. Simonides Redivivus
11. Pindar as a Man of Letters
12. The Chronology of Early Attic Tragedy
13. The Religious Interpretation of Myth in Aeschylus
14. Zeus in Aeschylus
15. King and Demos in Aeschylus
16. Colloquialism and Naive Style in Aeschylus
17. Where Eagles Dare: The Parodos of the Agamemnon
18. On Garvie s Choephori
19. Iliad and Aethiopis on the Stage: Aeschylus and Son
20. The Prometheus Trilogy
21. Ancestral Curses
22. Euripides' Critique of Aeschylus: Electra 518-46
23. Author's Afterthoughts in Orestes
24. The End of Iphigeneia in Aulis
25. A Vagina in Search of an Author
26. A New Musical Papyrus: Carcinus Medea
27. The Song of Arion the Dolphin-rider (PMG 939)
28. Corinna
29. Who's Afraid of Dating Corinna?
30. The Epidaurian Hymn to the Mother of the Gods
31. The Anacreontea
Supplementary list of publications relating to lyric and drama
Greek Words and Forms

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