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Aglaia : the poetry of Alcman, Sappho, Pindar, Bacchylides, and Corinna

Author: Charles Segal
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1998.
Series: Greek studies.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Segal, Charles, 1936-
Aglaia.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c1998
(OCoLC)605436695
Named Person: Alcman; Sappho; Pindar; Bacchylides; Corinna, of Tanagra; Sappho; Pindare; Bacchylide
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Segal
ISBN: 0847686167 9780847686162 0847686175 9780847686179
OCLC Number: 37426387
Language Note: Short quotes in Ancient Greek with English translation throughout.
Description: xx, 338 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Poetry, Performance, and Society in Early Greek Literature --
Sirius and the Pleiades in Alcman's Louvre Partheneion --
Eros and Incantation: Sappho and Oral Poetry --
Beauty, Desire, and Absence: Helen in Sappho, Alcaeus, and Ibycus --
The Gorgon and the Nightingale: The Voice of Female Lament and Pindar's Twelfth Pythian Ode --
Naming, Truth, and Creation in the Poetics of Pindar --
Messages to the Underworld: An Aspect of Poetic Immortalization in Pindar --
Pindar, Mimnermus, and the "Zeus-given Gleam": The End of Pythian 8 --
Time and the Hero: The Myth of Nemean 1 --
Arrest and Movement: Pindar's Fifth Nemean --
Pindar's Seventh Nemean --
Myth, Cult, and Memory in Pindar's Third and Fourth Isthmian Odes --
Bacchylides Reconsidered: Epithets and the Dynamics of Lyric Narrative --
Croesus on the Pyre: Herodotus and Bacchylides --
The Myth of Bacchylides 17: Heroic Quest and Heroic Identity --
Pebbles in Golden Urns: The Date and Style of Corinna.
Series Title: Greek studies.
Responsibility: Charles Segal.

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