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Author Kivilo, Maarit, author.

Title Early Greek poets' lives : the shaping of the tradition / by Maarit Kivilo.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 270 pages)
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Series Mnemosyne supplements, 0169-8958 ; 322. Monographs on Greek and Roman language and literature
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. Monographs on Greek and Roman language and literature.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-254) and index.
Contents 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 -- Aarchilochus' 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. Sources -- Time -- Formulaic themes -- Conclusion.
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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.
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Language English.
Subject Hesiod.
Hipponax, active 540 B.C.-537 B.C.
Archilochus. (OCoLC)fst00049108
Hesiod. (OCoLC)fst00018805
Hipponax, active 540 B.C.-537 B.C. (OCoLC)fst01824108
Sappho. (OCoLC)fst00016361
Stesichorus. (OCoLC)fst00066372
Terpander. (OCoLC)fst00296965
Poets, Greek -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Greek prose literature -- History and criticism.
Greece -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Classical biography -- History and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Ancient & Classical.
Classical biography. (OCoLC)fst00863465
Greek prose literature. (OCoLC)fst00947525
Greece. (OCoLC)fst01208380
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Kivilo, Maarit. Early Greek poets' lives. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010 9789004186156 (DLC) 2010017664 (OCoLC)612348105
ISBN 9789004193284 (electronic bk.)
9004193286 (electronic bk.)
9789004186156 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9004186158 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000051545187
CHNEW 001035197
CHVBK 556236580
DEBBG BV041560090
DEBBG BV043066684
DEBBG BV044147432
DEBSZ 42166116X
HEBIS 286041286
NZ1 14169471

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