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Bacchylides : politics, performance, poetic tradition

Author: David Fearn
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Oxford classical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the first monograph in English devoted to Bacchylides' poetry in over twenty years, David Fearn offers an original and wide-ranging approach to the Greek lyric poet, exploring his engagement with poetic tradition and evaluating the complex relationship of the poetry to its multiple contexts of performance. Fearn shows how specific details of poetic language in Bacchylides' manipulation of the style, diction, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Fearn, David, 1975-
Bacchylides.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)607776086
Named Person: Bacchylides; Bacchylides.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Fearn
ISBN: 0199215502 9780199215508
OCLC Number: 85892416
Description: xii, 428 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Tradition and Contextualization ; I. PRAISE ; 1. The Politics of Fantasy: Bacchylides on Alexander of Macedon (fr. 20B) ; 2. Homeric Fire, Aiginetan Glory, Panhellenic Reception: Bacchylides 13 ; II. BACCHYLIDES DITHYRAMBS AND THE KUKLIOS KHOROS ; 3. Bacchylides and the Kuklios Khoros: Performance, Genre, and Reception ; 4. Contexts ; 5. Bacchylides 15: Troy in Athens ; Conclusion
Series Title: Oxford classical monographs.
Responsibility: David Fearn.
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...throughly researched, wide-ranging...an extremely stimulating and thorough reading of some of Bacchylides' poems...and should be consulted by everyone interested not only in archaic Greek poetry, Read more...

 
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