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Published by Harvard University in [Cambridge, Mass.] .
Written in English


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Statementby M. H. Morgan.
ContributionsGulick, Charles Burton, b. 1868., Bergk, Theodor, 1812-1881.
The Physical Object
Pagination2 p.l., [3]-33 p.
Number of Pages33
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22862336M

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This edition provides a full and representative selection of all early Greek lyric (omitting Pindar, who requires his own volume), elegiac and iambic poetry. First published in in the 'red Macmillan' series, it was reprinted by BCP in with addenda to the bibliography and an appendix reproducing a text of three substantial 'new' papyrus fragments by Archilochus, Stesichorus and Alcaeus.   The Greek lyric, elegiac, and iambic poets of the two centuries from to BC - Archilochus and Alcman, Sappho and Mimnermus, Anacreon, Simonides, and the rest - produced some of the finest poetry of antiquity, perfect in form, spontaneous in expression, reflecting all the joys and anxieties of their personal lives and of the societies in which they lived/5(). Homer and Hesiod are the most recognized ancient Greek epic poets, while Sappho and Pindar are probably the most well-known lyric poets. Epic poetry Epic poems are usually long, narrative poems which most often than not describe heroic deeds and events that are significant to the poet and to the people of the same culture. Sappho and, later, Pindar, represent, in their different ways, the apotheosis of Greek lyric poetry. The earliest known Greek dramatist was Thespis, the winner of the first theatrical contest held at Athens in the 6th Century s:

The Nine Lyric or Melic Poets were a canonical group of ancient Greek poets esteemed by the scholars of Hellenistic Alexandria as worthy of critical study. In the Palatine Anthology it is said that they established lyric song. They were: Alcman of Sparta (choral lyric, 7th century BC) Sappho of Lesbos (monodic lyric, c. BC).   The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present edited by Peter Constantine, Rachel Hadas, Edmund Keeley & Karen Van Dyck This is an innovative and . In this chapter, we'll review the rise of lyric poetry and investigate a few of the works written by its greatest exponent, the incomparable Sappho, one of the rare women whose voice emerges from Greek antiquity. I. An Introduction to Lyric Poetry: The Lyric Age. For all his genius and narrative gifts, Homer composed in only one meter ever. In the first book of the Iliad, the son of Zeus and Leto (Apollo, line 9) is as instantly identifiable to the Greek reader by his patronymic as are the sons of Atreus (Agamemnon and Menelaus, line 16). In both cases, the audience is expected to have knowledge of the .