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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   Softcover

Book Condition   Very Good+

Publisher    The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990

ISBN Number    0801840198 / 9780801840197

Seller ID   17202

Light scuffing to wraps. Minor shelfwear. ; 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

Ancient History Criticism & Theory History & Criticism Literature & Fiction Poetry Greek Classics Poetry

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