Literary Medieval Criticism

Aglaia: The Poetry of Alcman, Sappho, Pindar, Bacchylides, - download pdf or read online

By Charles Segal

ISBN-10: 0847686167

ISBN-13: 9780847686162

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during this landmark selection of essays, well known classicist Charles Segal deals designated analyses of significant texts from archaic and early classical Greek poetry; specifically, works of Alcman, Mimnermus, Sappho, Pindar, Bacchylides, and Corinna. Segal offers shut readings of the texts, after which stories the literary shape and language of early Greek lyric, the poets' notion in their goals and their artwork, using legendary paradigms, and the relation of the poems to their social context. A recurrent subject is the popularity of the fragility and brevity of mortal happiness and the awareness of the way the immortality conferred by means of poetry resists the ever-threatening presence of demise and oblivion, solving in everlasting shape the passing moments of pleasure and wonder. this can be a vital booklet for college students and students of historic Greek poetry.

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