By Andrew L. Ford
Aristotle's literary antecedents are studied with an unheard of fullness that considers the total diversity of Greek poetic kinds, together with poems through Sappho, Pindar, and Sophocles, and prose texts to boot. except its curiosity as a posh and sophisticated poem, the music for Hermias is noteworthy as one of many first Greek lyrics for which we've got colossal and early proof for the way and the place it was once composed, played, and bought. It hence gives a chance to reconstruct how Greek lyric texts functioned as functionality items and the way they circulated and have been preserved. The booklet argues that Greek lyric poems cash in on being learn as scripts for performances that either formed and have been formed by way of the social events during which they have been played. the result's an intensive and wide-ranging learn of a posh and engaging literary rfile that provides a fuller view of literature within the past due classical age.
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Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts (Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics) by Andrew L. Ford