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Alcman and the cosmos of Sparta

Author: Gloria Ferrari
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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The Partheneion, or "maiden song," composed in the seventh century BCE by the Spartan poet Alcman, is the earliest substantial example of a choral lyric. This book excavates the poem's invocations of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Alcman; Alcman.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gloria Ferrari
ISBN: 9780226668680 0226668681 9780226668673 0226668673
OCLC Number: 872978227
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: viii, 184 pages, [16] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Gloria Ferrari.

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"Ferrari's creative reading of the Partheneion makes sense of many of the apparently disparate parts of this poem and of its context.... Her argument is convincing and well supported. The extensive Read more...

 
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