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Author Name    Gentili, Bruno; Cole, A. Thomas

Title   POETRY AND ITS PUBLIC IN ANCIENT GREECE From Homer to the Fifth Century

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket

Publisher    The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988

ISBN Number    080183290X / 9780801832901

Seller ID   12873

Scholar's name to ffep (Emmet Robbins). Very light bumping to bottom corners. DJ spine is a little sunned. DJ has edgewear with light chipping and a few small tears. ; This superb and fascinating book insists upon trying to place the poetry of Sappho, Alcaeus, Pindar, Archilochus, and others within its social and ritual contexts: oral performance, patron/poet relationship, and religious or communal function. Considering the evidence, such efforts must at times rely upon inspiration, but the close textual readings of individual poems, judicious use of anthropological method, and inclusion of many of the recently discovered fragments creates a vivid picture. ; 0.97 x 8.94 x 6.08 Inches; 408 pages

Criticism & Theory History & Criticism Literature & Fiction Poetry Greek Classical Greek & Roman Poetry Homeric Epic Homer

Price = 22.00 USD

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