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The many-headed muse : tradition and innovation in late classical Greek lyric poetry

Author: Pauline Anaïs LeVen
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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Examines Greek songs composed between 440 and 323 BC and argues for the vividness and diversity of lyric culture.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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LeVen, Pauline Anaïs, 1976-
Many-headed muse.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014
(DLC) 2013022003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pauline Anaïs LeVen
ISBN: 9781139088145 1139088149 9781107688995 110768899X 9781107598072 1107598079
OCLC Number: 867317374
Description: 1 online resource (x, 377 pages)
Contents: Cover; Halftitle; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Note on editions; Introduction: the late classical gap; An archaeology of late classical lyric; "Late classical lyric"; Chapter layout; 1 A collection of unrecollected authors?; Prosopography of late classical mousik; From larger-than-life figures to shadows of a name; The surviving texts; Papyri; Epigraphy; Literary quotations; A filtered corpus: choice and chance; Active filtering: biased memory; Passive filtering: a "record" of songs; Late classical lyric in context. Song types: literary critical and formal approachScenarios of performance: text-based cultural history; Material-based cultural history; The many-headed Muse; 2 New Music and its myths; Labeling the New Music; Staging the New Music; Othering the New Music; Economic and cultural context; Strategies of self-representation; Kainotomia: the rhetoric of the old; Legitimizing newness; Inventing the tradition; A tradition of innovation; Poikilia: the new colors of sound; Instruments of invention: aulos and cithara; New Music: a label; 3 New Music live: poetics of Philoxenia(na). Biographic strategiesCharacter, body, and type; The poet's voice and the poet's throat; Opsophagia and philoxenia; "Like an overcooked hare"; Philoxenus' fishy tyrant: Dionysius and Galatea; Philoxenus, Odysseus, and the politics of xenia; Philoxenus and the wisdom of the octopus; Philoxenus and the politics of literary criticism; Philoxeniana- or the octopus in the quarries; 4 The language of the New Music; Behind the comic screen; Elevated diction and poetic flop; Elevation and heightening; Redeeming the text: dithyrambic heightening; Compounds and periphrasis: defamiliarizing the familiar. New Musicians and sophists on the truth of languageMetaphors and the logic of images; Adjectives between pleonasm, actualization, and synaesthesia; Heightened and elevated style; Timotheus' langue mandarine and langage singulier; From formula to compound; Grammar of metaphors: personification and synecdoche; Intertexts, logic of language, and langage singulier; Conclusion: heightening and truth of language in New Music; 5 Narrative and subjectivity: mimsis and theater music; Making the Salaminian world present: narrative and fiction in Timotheus' Persians; Modes of the Persian Wars. Timotheus' ekphrastic Salaminian modeEkphrasis and jump cuts; Inhabiting the Salaminian world; Narratorial voice; Narrative worlds; Titles; Romance, pastoral, and exoticism; "Romance" and "drama"; Music from the cave: Philoxenus' Cyclops; Conclusion: mimsis and the invention of the musical voyeur; 6 Sympotic mix: genre, voice, contexts; Philoxenus' Dinner Party: food fiction; Mysterious fare; Enargeia, ekphrasis, phantasia; Mimetic world; Symposium and performances; Dinner Party at the symposium?; Evolving context; Sympotic fluidity: Aristotle's Hymn to Virtue and Ariphron's Hymn to Health; Aristotle's Hymn to Virtue.
Responsibility: Pauline A. LeVen.

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