A Companion to Greek Lyric

Swift, Laura ed. (2022). A Companion to Greek Lyric. Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World. Wiley-Blackwell.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119122661


Discover the power of Greek lyric with essays from some of the foremost scholars in the field today

Recent decades have seen a strong resurgence of interest in Greek lyric, resulting in this topic becoming one of the most dynamic areas of Classical scholarship. In A Companion to Greek Lyric, renowned Classical scholar Laura Swift delivers a collection of essays by international experts and emerging voices that offers up-to-date approaches on the methodology, contexts, and reception of Greek lyric from the archaic to the Hellenistic period.

This edited volume includes detailed analyses of the poets themselves, as well as a reflection of the current state of play in the study of Greek lyric. It showcases the scope and range of approaches to be found in scholarly work in the field.

Newcomers to the subject will benefit from the range of contextual and technical information included that allows for a more effective engagement with the lyric poets. Readers will also enjoy:
• Guidance on working with texts that are mainly preserved as fragments
• A selection of ways in which lyric poetry has influenced and inspired writers from Rome to the modern era
• Recommendations for further reading that offer a starting point for how to follow up on a particular topic

Perfect for undergraduate and master's students taking courses on Greek lyric or survey courses on classical literature, A Companion to Greek Lyric also belongs in the libraries of students of English or Comparative Literature seeking an authoritative resource for Greek lyric.

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