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Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Swift, Laura and Carey, Chris eds. (2016). Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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For over two centuries―starting with the earliest surviving iambic poet and elegist, Archilochus―elegy and iambus attracted some of the finest poetic talents in Greek history and played a major role in public and private life, surviving as living forms into the fourth century BC. The study of these poetic forms has been transformed in recent years by new papyrological finds, yet historically scholarly attention has tended to focus predominantly on Greek lyric poetry. This edited collection provides the first comprehensive exploration devoted specifically to iambus and elegy, offering an important insight into the key issues within current research on the genres. Chapters by leading international experts in the field examine the forms from a broad range of perspectives―addressing questions of genre definition, performance and context, authorial voice and style, interactions and intertexts, and the texts' transmission and reception―and provide a solid foundation for future research.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2016, Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0-19-968974-1, 978-0-19-968974-3
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Leverhulme Early Career FellowshipNot SetLeverhulme Trust
Keywords: iambus; elegy; Greek poetry; archaic Greece; performance; genre; Archilochus; Hipponax; Solon; Tyrtaeus; Simonides
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Classical Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 44122
Depositing User: Laura Swift
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2015 10:57
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:47
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