Hellenica: Volume II: Lyric and Drama

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OUP Oxford, Jan 3, 2013 - History - 432 pages
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Martin West is internationally known as one of the outstanding Classical scholars of our time, and one of the most prolific. Hellenica is a three-volume selection of ninety or so of his most notable papers relating to Greek literature and thought. This second volume contains thirty-one items chosen from over four decades of publication. It is devoted to the lyric poets and tragedy; there are papers on Archilochus, Alcman, Sappho, Stesichorus, Simonides, Pindar, Aeschylus, Euripides, and Corinna, among others, and the collection includes a previously unpublished lecture on Zeus in Aeschylus. Connoisseurs of Greek verse composition will relish the appendix containing a college dinner menu transformed into a hilarious parody of the Cassandra scene from the Agamemnon. The first volume is devoted to early epic and the third volume will contain papers on philosophy, music, metre, and other miscellaneous topics. Each volume contains a preface, indexes, and a full list of the authors other writings relating to the areas in question.
 

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Contents

1 A New Epode of Archilochus
1
2 Archilochus and Telephos
6
3 The Date of Alcman
17
4 Burning Sappho
28
5 The New Sappho
53
6 Alcaeus Brother
67
7 Phocylides
68
8 Stesichorus
78
Aeschylus and Son
227
20 The Prometheus Trilogy
250
21 Ancestral Curses
287
Electra 51846
302
23 Authors Afterthoughts in Orestes
311
24 The End of Iphigeneia in Aulis
318
25 A Vagina in Search of an Author
326
Carcinus Medea
334

9 Stesichorea
98
10 Simonides Redivivus
111
11 Pindar as a Man of Letters
129
12 The Chronology of Early Attic Tragedy
151
13 The Religious Interpretation of Myth in Aeschylus
157
14 Zeus in Aeschylus
175
15 King and Demos in Aeschylus
193
16 Colloquialism and Naive Style in Aeschylus
203
The Parodos of the Agamemnon
215
18 On Garvies Choephori
223
27 The Song of Arion the Dolphinrider PMG 939
351
28 Corinna
355
29 Whos Afraid of Dating Corinna?
372
30 The Epidaurian Hymn to the Mother of the Gods
380
31 The Anacreontea
385
omitted
391
Supplementary list of publications relating to lyric and drama
394
Indexes
399
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M. L. West was a Fellow and Praelector at University College, Oxford, from 1963 to 1974, then Professor of Greek at Bedford College and Royal Holloway Colleges, London, till 1991, and a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, from 1991 to 2004. He continues to live and work in Oxford.