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

Author: Gregory Nagy
Publisher: Baltimore ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990
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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Named Person: Pindar.; Pindar; Pindar.; Homerus.; Pindarus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Nagy
ISBN: 0801839327 9780801839320 0801848474 9780801848476
OCLC Number: 30544540
Description: viii, 523 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: A Word on Assumptions, Methods, and Aims 1 --
1 Oral Poetry and Ancient Greek Poetry: Broadening and Narrowing the Terms 17 --
2 The Poetics of Panhellenism and the Enigma of Authorship in Early Greece 52 --
3 The Panhellenization of Song 82 --
4 Pindar's Olympian 1 and the Aetiology of the Olympic Games 116 --
5 The Ordeal of the Athlete and the Burden of the Poet 136 --
6 Epic, Praise, and the Possession of Poetry 146 --
7 Pindar and Homer, Athlete and Hero 199 --
8 The Authoritative Speech of Prose, Poetry, and Song: Pindar and Herodotus I 215 --
9 The Authority of Historia and the Sign of the Hero 250 --
10 The Charms of Tyranny: Pindar and Herodotus II 274 --
11 The Ainos as Song or Speech: Pindar and Herodotus III 314 --
12 Authority and Authorship in the Lyric Tradition 339 --
13 The Genesis of Athenian State Theater and the Survival of Pindar's Poetry 382 --
14 Pindar's Homer 414 --
Appendix: A Comparative Survey of Pindar's Meters 439.
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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