The Many-Headed Muse: Tradition and Innovation in Late Classical Greek Lyric Poetry

The Many-Headed Muse: Tradition and Innovation in Late Classical Greek Lyric Poetry

by Pauline A. LeVen

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ISBN-13: 9781108401661
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/06/2017
Pages: 387
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Pauline A. LeVen is Assistant Professor of Classics at Yale University, Connecticut. She has published articles on Timotheus' language, Athenaeus and the reception of New Music, Aristotle's Hymn to Virtue and fourth-century epigraphy, and is now working on a monograph devoted to the anecdote as a narrative and social practice.

Table of Contents

Introduction: definitions, methods, prejudices of reception; 1. A collection of unrecollected authors? The corpus and its problems; 2. New music and its myths: rhetoric, persona, and the theatre stage; 3. Musical lives: reading through the lives of the poets; 4. The language of new music: poetics of compounds and baroque aesthetics; 5. From authority to fantasy: narrative, voice, fictionality; 6. A canon set in stone? Epigraphy, literacy, musical tourism; Conclusion.

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