Thalia Delighting in Song: Essays on Ancient Greek Poetry

Thalia Delighting in Song: Essays on Ancient Greek Poetry

by Emmet I. Robbins, Bonnie MacLachlan

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ISBN-13: 9781442668218
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 06/17/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
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About the Author

Emmet I. Robbins (1939–2011) was chair of the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto.

Bonnie MacLachlan is an associate professor emerita in the Department of Classical Studies at Western University.

Table of Contents

Publications of Emmet Robbins

Preface

Public Poetry: Alcman, Stesichorus, Simonides, Pindar, Bacchylides

The Education of Achilles

Achilles to Thetis: Iliad 1.365–412

Alcman’s Partheneion: Legend and Choral Ceremony

‘Every Time I Look at You . . .’: Sappho Thirty-One

Who’s Dying in Sappho Fr. 94?

Sappho Fr. 94: A Further Note

Sappho, Aphrodite, and the Muses

Heracles, the Hyperboreans, and the Hind: Pindar, Ol. 3

Intimations of Immortality: Pindar Ol. 3.34–9

The Broken Wall, The Burning Roof and Tower: Pindar, Ol. 8.31–46

The Gifts of the Gods: Pindar’s Third Pythian

Jason and Cheiron: The Myth of Pindar’s Fourth Pythian

Cyrene and Cheiron: The Myth of Pindar’s Ninth Pythian

Pindar’s Oresteia and the Tragedians

Nereids with Golden Distaffs: Pindar, Nem. 5

The Divine Twins in Early Greek Poetry

Famous Orpheus

To Be Redeemed from Fire by Fire: the Deaths of Heracles and Siegfried

Bibliography

Index

What People are Saying About This

David A. Campbell

Thalia Delighting in Song is a major contribution to research. The writing is beautifully clear and easy to read, and the book has many delightful twists.”

From the Publisher

“There is no other book I know of that can teach the reader so much about what it means to read Greek lyric poems literately, sensitively, and passionately

as Thalia Delighting in Song. These essays are among the very best writings on Greek lyric poetry from the last decades of the twentieth century, and to read through them all is not only profoundly instructive, but also profoundly moving. Robbins’s close readings and deft interpretations of individual poetic texts in his scholarly essays work splendidly together with his general articles on a number of Greek lyric poets: taken together, they provide both a larger framework and a detailed specification of the themes that Robbins has so acutely and sensitively identified.

Thalia Delighting in Song is a wonderful book.”

Thalia Delighting in Song is a major contribution to research. The writing is beautifully clear and easy to read, and the book has many delightful twists.”

Glenn W. Most

“There is no other book I know of that can teach the reader so much about what it means to read Greek lyric poems literately, sensitively, and passionately

as Thalia Delighting in Song. These essays are among the very best writings on Greek lyric poetry from the last decades of the twentieth century, and to read through them all is not only profoundly instructive, but also profoundly moving. Robbins’s close readings and deft interpretations of individual poetic texts in his scholarly essays work splendidly together with his general articles on a number of Greek lyric poets: taken together, they provide both a larger framework and a detailed specification of the themes that Robbins has so acutely and sensitively identified.

Thalia Delighting in Song is a wonderful book.”

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