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Traditional elegy : the interplay of meter, tradition, and context in early Greek poetry

Author: Robert Scott Garner
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: American classical studies, no. 56.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Though often assumed by scholars to be a product of traditional, and perhaps oral, compositional practices comparable to those found in early Greek epic, archaic elegy has not until this point been analyzed in similar detail with respect to such verse-making techniques. This volume is intended to redress some of this imbalance by exploring several issues related to the production of Greek elegiac poetry. By  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Scott Garner
ISBN: 9780199757923 0199757925
OCLC Number: 591770406
Description: xvi, 152 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Elegy and its traditional possibilities --
Formulas in early Greek elegy --
Epic correption or "traditional" correption? --
Further considerations --
Appendices : I. Lexical formulas shared by the stichic hexameter, elegaic hexameter, and elegaic pentameter --
II. Correption percentages by line position in the Iliad --
III. Correption percentages by line position in the Odyssey --
IV. Long-vowel correption percentages by line position in the Iliad --
V. Long-vowel correption percentages by line position in the Odyssey --
VI. Long-vowel epic correption categorizations for Homer --
VII. Short-vowel epic correption in Iliad I and Odyssey I --
VIII. Long-vowel epic correption in early elegy --
IX. Short-vowel epic correption in early elegy --
X. Correption in epic beyond Homer.
Series Title: American classical studies, no. 56.
Responsibility: R. Scott Garner.

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Traditional Elegy explores several issues related to the traditional compositional techniques that lay behind archaic Greek elegy. Through investigation of elegy's metrical partitioning, its repeated  Read more...

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