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Pindar's Homer: The Lyric Possession of an Epic Past

Pindar's Homer: The Lyric Possession of an Epic Past

Gregory Nagy
4.6/5 (14 ratings)
Nagy challenges the widely held view that the development of lyric poetry in Greece represents the rise of individual innovation over collective tradition. Arguing that Greek lyric represents a tradition in its own right, Nagy shows how the form of Greek epic is in fact a differentiation of forms found in Greek lyric. 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.
Language
English
Pages
414
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University Press
Release
March 01, 1994
ISBN
0801848474
ISBN 13
9780801848476

Pindar's Homer: The Lyric Possession of an Epic Past

Gregory Nagy
4.6/5 (14 ratings)
Nagy challenges the widely held view that the development of lyric poetry in Greece represents the rise of individual innovation over collective tradition. Arguing that Greek lyric represents a tradition in its own right, Nagy shows how the form of Greek epic is in fact a differentiation of forms found in Greek lyric. 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.
Language
English
Pages
414
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University Press
Release
March 01, 1994
ISBN
0801848474
ISBN 13
9780801848476

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