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Author Kivilo, Maarit

Title Early Greek poets' lives : the shaping of the tradition / by Maarit Kivilo
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 electronic resource (xii, 270 pages)
Series Mnemosyne supplements : monographs on Greek and Roman language and literature ; 322
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum ; 322.
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. Monographs on Greek and Roman language and literature.
Contents Introduction -- Hesiod: the tradition; origin and family of Hesiod; genealogies of Hesiod; Hesiod's life; the story of Hesiod's death; the works of Hesiod and on Hesiod; the date of Hesiod; formulaic themes and Orphic/Pythagorean influences in Hesiod's tradition; two modern views on the tradition of Hesiod; conclusion -- Stesichorus: the tradition; Stesichorus' family; Stesichorus' home and travels; Stesichorus' poetry and music; blindness, Helen, and the Palinode; Stesichorus and politics; Stesichorus' name and his death; the date of Stesichorus; the connections with the Pythagorean tradition; formulaic elements in the tradition; conclusions -- Archilochus: the tradition; Archilochus' family and his friends; Archilochus' home, journeys, and contests; Archilochus' encounter with the muses; the oracles in the tradition of Archilochus; Archilochus and the cult of gods; Lycambes and his daughters; the death of Archilochus; the cult of Archilochus; ancient criticism of Archilochus; the date of Archilochus; traditional elements in Archilochus' biography; conclusion -- Hipponax: the tradition; Hipponax' origin, home town and family; Hipponax' inventions and the story of Iambe; the quarrel with Boupalus; the death of Hipponax; ancient criticism and editions of Hipponax; the date of Hipponax; formulaic themes in Hipponax' tradition; conclusion -- Terpander: the tradition; Terpander's home and origin; Terpander in Sparta; the citharodes of Lesbos; the death of Terpander; Terpander's poetry and music; the date of Terpander; formulaic themes in Terpander's tradition; conclusion -- Sappho: the tradition; ancient portraits and appearance of Sappho; Sappho's home and family; Sappho and Phaon, her exile and death; Sappho's reputation, circle, and rivals; Sappho's inventions and music; the ancient editions of Sappho's poetry, and the treatises on her; the date of Sappho; conclusions -- The formation of biographical traditions -- Conclusion
Summary This book examines the formation and development of the biographical traditions about early Greek poets, focusing on the traditions of Hesiod, Stesichorus, Archilochus, Hipponax, Terpander and Sappho. The study provides a detailed overview of the traditions and chronographical material about these poets and seeks to clarify who were the creators of the particular traditions; what were the sources; when the traditions were formed; and to what extent they are shaped by formulaic themes and story-patterns. It challenges several mainstream assumptions on the subject, for example, that the tradition
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Archilochus
Hipponax, active 540 B.C.-537 B.C.
SUBJECT Archilochus fast
Hesiod fast
Hipponax, active 540 B.C.-537 B.C. fast
Sappho fast
Stesichorus fast
Terpander fast
Subject Classical biography -- History and criticism
Greek prose literature -- History and criticism
Poets, Greek -- Biography -- History and criticism
Poets, Greek -- Biography -- History and criticism
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Ancient & Classical.
Poets, Greek
Classical biography
Greek prose literature
SUBJECT Greece -- Biography -- History and criticism
Subject Greece
Genre/Form Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021759028
ISBN 9789004193284