The dance of the muses : choral theory and ancient Greek poetics (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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The dance of the muses : choral theory and ancient Greek poetics

Author: A P David
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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In this book David develops a revolutionary approach to Greek poetics, which takes seriously and concretely the role of dance. His conclusions, when applied to Homeric poetry, constitute a radically  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A P David
ISBN: 019929240X 9780199292400
OCLC Number: 610113574
Language Note: Teilw. in griech. Schr.
Notes: Choreia and the musical text -- The voice of the dancer : a new theory of the Greek accent -- The form of the hexameter : the origins of caesura and diaeresis -- The choral signifier : the shaping of Homeric speech -- Retrogression, episode and anagogy : the round dance and narrative form -- The genesis of Homeric poetry (a brief synthesis) : the Intemporizing cataloguer -- The lyric orchestra.
Description: VIII, 284 Seiten
Contents: 1. Introduction: the right comparison ; 2. Choreia and the musical text ; 3. The voice of the dancer: a new theory of the Greek accent ; 4. The form of the hexameter: the origins of caesura and diaeresis ; 5. The 'choral signifier': the shaping of Homeric speech ; 6. Retrogression, episode, and anagogy: the round dance and narrative form ; 7. The genesis of Homeric poetry (a brief synthesis): the 'intemporizing' cataloguer ; 8. The lyric orchestra
Responsibility: A.P. David.

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...David often asks important questions that the scholarly discourse tends to avoid, and soemtimes proposes fascinating answers... * Stefan Hagel, GNOMON * develops a new approach to the Read more...

 
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