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Pindar's Homer : the lyric possession of an epic past

Author: Gregory Nagy
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1990.
Series: Mary Flexner lectures, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout, he progressively broadens the definition of lyric to the point where it becomes the basis for defining epic, rather than the other way around.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Literature
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Nagy, Gregory.
Pindar's Homer.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1990
(OCoLC)607892874
Named Person: Pindar; Homer; Homer; Pindare; Homère; Píndaro; Homero; Homer.; Pindar.; Pindare; Homère
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Nagy
ISBN: 0801839327 9780801839320 0801848474 9780801848476
OCLC Number: 20221174
Notes: "The Mary Flexner lectures, 1982, Bryn Mawr College."
Description: viii, 523 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: A Word on Assumptions, Methods, and Aims --
Oral Poetry and Ancient Greek Poetry: Broadening and Narrowing the Terms --
The Poetics of Panhellenism and the Enigma of Authorship in Early Greece --
The Panhellenization of Song --
Pindar's Olympian 1 and the Aetiology of the Olympic Games --
The Ordeal of the Athlete and the Burden of the Poet --
Epic, Praise, and the Possession of Poetry --
Pindar and Homer, Athlete and Hero --
The Authoritative Speech of Prose, Poetry, and Song: Pindar and Herodotus I --
The Authority of Historia and the Sign of the Hero --
The Charms of Tyranny: Pindar and Herodotus II --
The Ainos as Song or Speech: Pindar and Herodotus III --
Authority and Authorship in the Lyric Tradition --
The Genesis of Athenian State Theater and the Survival of Pindar's Poetry --
Pindar's Homer --
Appendix: A Comparative Survey of Pindar's Meters.
Series Title: Mary Flexner lectures, 1982.
Responsibility: Gregory Nagy.
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An original and substantial contribution. This is Nagy at his best, in full control of the primary and secondary material, helping us see it in a new and revealing light. * Michael N. Nagler, Read more...

 
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