The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 1 Greek Literature Part 1 Early Greek Poetry

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature  Volume 1  Greek Literature  Part 1  Early Greek Poetry

This volume covers the epic tradition, the didactic poems of Hesiod and his imitators, and the wide-ranging work of the iambic, elegiac and lyric poets of what is loosely called the archaic age.

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521359813

Category: History

Page: 266

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The period from the eighth to the fifth centuries B.C. was one of extraordinary creativity in the Greek-speaking world. Poetry was a public and popular medium, and its production was closely related to developments in contemporary society. At the time when the city states were acquiring their distinctive institutions epic found the greatest of all its exponents in Homer, and lyric poetry for both solo and choral performance became a genre which attracted poets of the first rank, writers of the quality of Sappho, Alcaeus and Pindar, whose influence on later literature was to be profound. This volume covers the epic tradition, the didactic poems of Hesiod and his imitators, and the wide-ranging work of the iambic, elegiac and lyric poets of what is loosely called the archaic age. The contributors make use of recent papyrus finds (particularly in the case of Archilochus and Stesichorus) to fill out the picture of a cosmopolitan and highly sophisticated literary culture which had not yet found its intellectual centre in Athens.
Categories: History

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 2 Latin Literature Part 1 The Early Republic

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature  Volume 2  Latin Literature  Part 1  The Early Republic

Literary dependence on Greek models was part of a general ( if not universal and unquestioning ) acceptance of ... it seems doubtful whether even Cicero's first - hand knowledge of Greek poetry and philosophy was as considerable as his ...

Author: E. J. Kenney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521273757

Category: History

Page: 240

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This volume analyses the process of creative adaptation which shaped the beginnings of Latin literature.
Categories: History

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 1 Greek Literature Part 3 Philosophy History and Oratory

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature  Volume 1  Greek Literature  Part 3  Philosophy  History and Oratory

1 EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY I. PHILOSOPHICAL POETS AND HERACLITUS Three early Greek philosophers were poets , Xenophanes , Parmenides and Empedocles . Heraclitus , who lived at about the same time , was a philosopher whose prose is ...

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052135983X

Category: History

Page: 236

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This volume ranges in time over a very long period and covers the Greeks' most original contributions to intellectual history. It begins and ends with philosophy, but it also includes major sections on historiography and oratory. Although each of these areas had functions which in the modern world would not be considered 'Literary', the ancients made a less sharp distinction between intellectual and artistic production, and the authors included in this volume are some of Europe's most powerful stylists: Plato, Herodotus, Thucydides and Demosthenes.
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The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 1 Greek Literature Part 4 The Hellenistic Period and the Empire

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature  Volume 1  Greek Literature  Part 4  The Hellenistic Period and the Empire

THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF CLASSICAL LITERATURE VOLUME I : GREEK LITERATURE PART I Early Greek Poetry PART 2 Greek Drama PART 3 Philosophy , History and Oratory PART 4 The Hellenistic Period and the Empire THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF ...

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521359848

Category: History

Page: 296

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The emphasis of this volume is on Greek literature produced in the period between the foundation of Alexandria late in the fourth century B.C. and the end of the 'high empire' in the third century A.D. Here we see a shift away from the city states of the Greek mainland to the new centres of culture and power, first Alexandria under the Ptolemies and then imperial Rome, Greek literature, being traditionally cosmopolitan, adapted to these changes with remarkable success, and through the efficiency of the Hellenistic educational system Greek literary culture became the essential mark of an educated person in the Graeco-Roman world.
Categories: History

Archaic Greece

Archaic Greece

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Greek Literature, Vol. 1, Part 1: Early Greek Poetry (Cambridge, 1989), pp. 112–115. Tyrtaios D. Gerber, “Tyrtaeus,” in D. Gerber, ed. A Companion to the Greek Lyric Poets (Leiden, 1997), ...

Author: Brian M. Lavelle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405198592

Category: History

Page: 303

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An introductory guide to the Archaic period in ancient Greece—the people, their society, and their culture. Excerpts from literary and other texts give voice to the interests, concerns, and emotions of the Archaic Greeks themselves. This book provides a brief but comprehensive introduction to the society and culture of the Archaic period in the Greek world from c. 750 to c. 480 BCE. It focuses on the persistent and often-conflicting themes, topics, and controversies of the Archaic Age (e.g., elite and non-elite, religion and science, tradition and humanism). It seeks to lead the reader to a broader and deeper understanding of the period by placing themes and topics in a mutually supportive contextual network that will underscore their significance. Archaic Greece: The Age of New Reckonings begins with a chapter on how sources for the period are evaluated and deployed, and goes on to offer a concise yet thorough historical overview of the Archaic period. Subsequent chapters cover polis and politics; war and violence; religion; science; philosophy; art; literature; festivals and games; social forces, values, and behaviors; and gender and sex. The book: Offers a novel approach to a very significant period that foregrounds literary evidence and the words voiced by Archaic Greeks, combining scholarship with readability; Conceptualizes Archaic Greek culture and society by focusing substantially on topics that supplement the history of the period; Combines diverse elements of society and culture, including religion, art, literature, games and festivals, gender, sexuality, and politics in order to develop a unique picture of Greece during the Archaic period; Includes a summarizing essay that draws chapters together, emphasizing the implications of their topics and themes. Archaic Greece: The Age of New Reckonings should appeal to college-level instructors as a book to assign to students enrolled in courses involving Archaic Greece and to others interested in this intriguing and pivotal period in ancient Greece.
Categories: History

Amos in Song and Book Culture

Amos in Song and Book Culture

The poetic texts of the early prophets and Greek poets were the actual scripts of live performances.25 Although their ... The Cambridge History of Classical Literature. I/Part 1. Early Greek Poetry (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press ...

Author: Joyce Rilett Wood

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567332363

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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This study argues that the gist and movement of the prophecy in the book of Amos can be attributed to Amos himself, who composed a coherent cycle of poetry. His dire predictions came after the Fall of Samaria but before the Fall of Jerusalem. Writing a century later, the author of the book preserved but updated Amos' text by fitting it into a developing literary, historical and prophetic tradition. Amos is used as a test case to show that prophecy originated in the performing arts but was later transformed into history and biography. The original prophecy is a song Amos recited at symposia or festivals. The book's interest focusses on the performer and his times.
Categories: Religion

Greek Lyric

Greek Lyric

1—5 (Cambridge, Mass, and London 1982, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993). P. E. Easterling and B.M.W. Knox, The Cambridge History of Classical Literature, Volume I, Part 1: Early Greek Poetry (Cambridge 1985). I. M. Edmonds, Greek Elegy and ...

Author: Andrew M. Miller

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603848596

Category: Poetry

Page: 280

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Successfully integrating elegance and a close fidelity to the Greek, these new translations aim to provide Greekless students with as close a sense as possible of how the Greeks themselves thought and wrote about the world. Miller's skillful introduction places the works in historical context and briefly describes the different metrical forms represented in the selections. Headnotes to each section highlight the background of the poet whose works follows. Complete with a glossary of names and a select bibliography.
Categories: Poetry

Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture

Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture

Ancient Greek Scholarship: a Guide to Finding, Reading, and Understanding Scholia, Commentaries, Lexica, and Grammatical ... The Cambridge History of Classical Literature. Vol. i Part 1. Early Greek Poetry. Cambridge (pb 1989).

Author: Ewen Bowie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107058088

Category: History

Page: 885

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Assembles and illustrates the evolution of a major scholar's work on early Greek poetry, above all elegy, over four decades.
Categories: History

Greek Literature

Greek Literature

After its success in hardcover, this volume is now being issued in four paperback parts, providing individual texts on early Greek poetry, Greek drama, philosophy, history and oratory, and on the literature of the Hellenistic period and the ...

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521359821

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 236

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The Cambridge History of Classical Literature, Volume 1 offers a comprehensive survey of Greek literature from Homer to end of the period of stable Graeco-Roman civilation in the third century A.D. It embodies the advances made by recent classical scholarship and pays particular attention to texts that have become known in modern times. After its success in hardcover, this volume is now being issued in four paperback parts, providing individual texts on early Greek poetry, Greek drama, philosophy, history and oratory, and on the literature of the Hellenistic period and the Empire. A chapter on books and readers in the Greek world concludes Part 4. Each part has its own appendix of authors and works, a list of works cited, and an index.
Categories: Literary Collections

Translation and Style in the Old Greek Psalter

Translation and Style in the Old Greek Psalter

... P.E. Easterling and Bernard M.W. Knox, The Cambridge History of Classical Literature:Volume 1, Greek Literature, Part 1, Early Greek Poetry (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989), 238. Greek lyric did not have “hard and fast ...

Author: Jennifer Brown Jones

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004472303

Category: History

Page: 301

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Jones explores the stylistic aspects of the Greek Psalter that point both to the translator’s respect for his Hebrew source and to his concern for creating a text that could be read aloud or performed within the ancient Jewish-Greek community.
Categories: History