Hellenica: Lyric and Drama Volume II

Hellenica: Lyric and Drama Volume II

Hardback Hellenica: Selected Papers on Greek Literature and Thought

By (author) M. L. West


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 149mm x 221mm x 29mm | 644g
  • Publication date: 6 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199605025
  • ISBN 13: 9780199605026
  • Sales rank: 1,332,204

Product description

Martin West is internationally known as one of the outstanding Classical scholars of our time, and one of the most prolific. Hellenica is a three-volume selection of ninety or so of his most notable papers relating to Greek literature and thought. This second volume contains thirty-one items chosen from over four decades of publication. It is devoted to the lyric poets and tragedy; there are papers on Archilochus, Alcman, Sappho, Stesichorus, Simonides, Pindar, Aeschylus, Euripides, and Corinna, among others, and the collection includes a previously unpublished lecture on Zeus in Aeschylus. Connoisseurs of Greek verse composition will relish the appendix containing a college dinner menu transformed into a hilarious parody of the Cassandra scene from the Agamemnon. The first volume is devoted to early epic and the third volume will contain papers on philosophy, music, metre, and other miscellaneous topics. Each volume contains a preface, indexes, and a full list of the authors other writings relating to the areas in question.

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Author information

Martin West was a Fellow and Praelector at University College, Oxford, from 1963 to 1974, then Professor of Greek at Bedford College and Royal Holloway Colleges, London, till 1991, and a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, from 1991 to 2004. He continues to live and work in Oxford.

Table of contents

PREFACE ; ABBREVIATIONS ; 1. A New Epode of Archilochus ; 2. Archilochus and Telephos ; 3. The Date of Alcman ; 4. Burning Sappho ; 5. The New Sappho ; 6. Alcaeus' Brother ; 7. Phocylides ; 8. Stesichorus ; 9. Stesichorea ; 10. Simonides Redivivus ; 11. Pindar as a Man of Letters ; 12. The Chronology of Early Attic Tragedy ; 13. The Religious Interpretation of Myth in Aeschylus ; 14. Zeus in Aeschylus ; 15. King and Demos in Aeschylus ; 16. Colloquialism and Naive Style in Aeschylus ; 17. Where Eagles Dare: The Parodos of the Agamemnon ; 18. On Garvie s Choephori ; 19. Iliad and Aethiopis on the Stage: Aeschylus and Son ; 20. The Prometheus Trilogy ; 21. Ancestral Curses ; 22. Euripides' Critique of Aeschylus: Electra 518-46 ; 23. Author's Afterthoughts in Orestes ; 24. The End of Iphigeneia in Aulis ; 25. A Vagina in Search of an Author ; 26. A New Musical Papyrus: Carcinus Medea ; 27. The Song of Arion the Dolphin-rider (PMG 939) ; 28. Corinna ; 29. Who's Afraid of Dating Corinna? ; 30. The Epidaurian Hymn to the Mother of the Gods ; 31. The Anacreontea ; SUPPLEMENTARY LIST OF PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO LYRIC AND DRAMA ; INDEXES ; Greek Words and Forms ; Passages ; General