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Aristotle as Poet Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts the Song for Hermias and Its Contexts (Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics)

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Aristotle is known as a philosopher and as a theorist of poetry, but he was also a composer of songs and verse. This is the first comprehensive study of Aristotle's poetic activity, interpreting his remaining fragments in relation to the earlier poetic tradition and to the literary culture of his time. Its centerpiece is a study of the single complete ode to survive, a song commemorating Hermias of Atarneus, Aristotle's father-in-law and patron in the 340's BCE. This remarkable text is said to have embroiled the philosopher in charges of impiety and so is studied both from a literary perspective and in its political and religious contexts.

Aristotle's literary antecedents are studied with an unprecedented fullness that considers the entire range of Greek poetic forms, including poems by Sappho, Pindar, and Sophocles, and prose texts as well. Apart from its interest as a complex and subtle poem, the Song for Hermias is noteworthy as one of the first Greek lyrics for which we have substantial and early evidence for how and where it was composed, performed, and received. It thus affords an opportunity to reconstruct how Greek lyric texts functioned as performance pieces and how they circulated and were preserved. The book argues that Greek lyric poems profit from being read as scripts for performances that both shaped and were shaped by the social occasions in which they were performed. The result is a thorough and wide-ranging study of a complex and fascinating literary document that gives a fuller view of literature in the late classical age.

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About the Author

Andrew L. Ford is Professor of Classics at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations

1. The Text

2. History and Context

3. Performance and Occasion

4. Performance and Context

5. Genres of Poetry

6. Kinds of Hymn

7. Ethos

8. Reading

9. Endurance

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199733293
Author:
Ford, Andrew Laughlin
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Andrew L.
Author:
Andrew L. Ford
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Aristotle
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Classical Studies | Literary Criticism
Subject:
Classics-General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
83 halftones
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
5.8 x 8.4 x 1 in 0.85 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Classics » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
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"Synopsis" by , Deaf around the World is a compendium of work by scholars and activists on the creation, context, and form of sign languages, and on the social issues and civil rights of Deaf communities. Renowned contributors such as James Woodward, Yerker Andersson, and Paddy Ladd offer new histories and overviews of major topics. Each chapter is followed by a response from a pre-eminent thinker in the field. The volume includes studies of sign languages and Deaf communities in Australia, Brazil, Britain, China, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Myanmar, Nicaragua, South Africa, Southeast Asia, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States.
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