Stesichorus in Context

    The sixth-century BC Greek poet Stesichorus was highly esteemed in antiquity; but by about AD 400 his works had been almost completely lost. Over recent decades, however, the recovery of substantial portions of his poetry has enabled a reassessment of his significance. These essays by leading scholars analyse different aspects of his oeuvre: the relationship between Stesichorus and epic, particularly his response to the Homeric poems; his narrative technique and his handling of erotic themes; and his influence and reception in fifth-century Athens, in Hellenistic scholarship and poetry, in the Renaissance, and in poetry today. The volume as a whole - the first dedicated to this author - amply demonstrates the extraordinary creativity and continuing vitality of the poet from Himera.

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    Number of Pages: 222
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9781107069732
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    Listed in: Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, Poetry & poets, Classical history & classical civilisation
    Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

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