By Andrew L. Ford
Aristotle's literary antecedents are studied with an unparalleled fullness that considers the full variety of Greek poetic varieties, together with poems via Sappho, Pindar, and Sophocles, and prose texts in addition. except its curiosity as a fancy and sophisticated poem, the music for Hermias is noteworthy as one of many first Greek lyrics for which we now have huge and early facts for the way and the place it was once composed, played, and acquired. It hence provides a chance to reconstruct how Greek lyric texts functioned as functionality items and the way they circulated and have been preserved. The e-book argues that Greek lyric poems cash in on being learn as scripts for performances that either formed and have been formed via the social events within which they have been played. the result's an intensive and wide-ranging examine of a posh and engaging literary rfile that provides a fuller view of literature within the past due classical age.
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