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By Pauline A. LeVen

This can be the 1st monograph completely dedicated to the corpus of overdue classical Greek lyric poetry. not just have the dithyrambs and kitharodic nomes of the recent Musicians Timotheus and Philoxenus, the hymns of Aristotle and Ariphron, and the epigraphic paeans of Philodamus of Scarpheia and Isyllus of Epidaurus by no means been studied part by way of aspect, they've got additionally remained hidden in the back of a sequence of severe prejudices - political, literary and aesthetic. Professor LeVen's e-book offers readings of those little-known poems and combines engagement with the fashion, narrative strategy, poetics and reception of the texts with realization to the socio-cultural forces that formed them. In studying the protean notions of culture and innovation, the booklet contributes to the present reevaluation of the panorama of Greek poetry and function within the overdue classical interval and bridges a niche in our figuring out of Greek literary heritage among the early classical and the Hellenistic sessions.

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