Plato's Rhapsody and Homer's Music
21%
off

Plato's Rhapsody and Homer's Music : The Poetics of the Panathenaic Festival in Classical Athens

By (author) Gregory Nagy

US$15.71US$19.97

You save US$4.26

Free delivery worldwide

Available
Dispatched in 2 business days

When will my order arrive?

The festival of the Panathenaia, held in Athens every summer to celebrate the birthday of the city's goddess, Athena, was the setting for performances of the Homeric "Iliad" and "Odyssey" by professional reciters or "rhapsodes". The works of Plato are our main surviving source of information about these performances. Through his references, a crucial phase in the history of the Homeric tradition can be reconstructed. Through Plato's eyes, the "staging" of Homer in classical Athens can once again becomed

show more
  • Hardback | 150 pages
  • 153.9 x 196.1 x 9.9mm | 213.19g
  • 30 Dec 2002
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge, Mass
  • English
  • New.
  • 0674009630
  • 9780674009639
  • 883,143

Other books in this category

Other people who viewed this bought: