Hellenica: Volume II: Lyric and Drama
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 more notable papers relating to Greek literature and thought.
This first volume, Epic, contains thirty essays, including two previously unpublished. It is devoted to early epic, from its Mycenaean and pre-Mycenaean roots to its later manifestations in the Homeric Hymns and the poetry ascribed to Eumelus of Corinth. There are pieces on the myths of Helen and the Trojan War, on the transition from oral to written epic, and on the relationship of the Iliad and Odyssey to other lost poems. Spanning forty years of scholarship, the collection as a whole presents a powerful and coherent individual vision of the emergence of heroic epic in the archaic age of Greece.
The second and third volumes, to appear at yearly intervals, will contain papers on the lyric poets, tragedy, philosophy, music, metre, and other miscellaneous topics. Each volume will contain a preface, an index, and a full list of the author's other writings relating to the areas in question.
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1 A New Epode of Archilochus
2 Archilochus and Telephos
3 The Date of Alcman
4 Burning Sappho
5 The New Sappho
6 Alcaeus Brother
Aeschylus and Son
20 The Prometheus Trilogy
21 Ancestral Curses
23 Authors Afterthoughts in Orestes
24 The End of Iphigeneia in Aulis
25 A Vagina in Search of an Author
10 Simonides Redivivus
11 Pindar as a Man of Letters
12 The Chronology of Early Attic Tragedy
13 The Religious Interpretation of Myth in Aeschylus
14 Zeus in Aeschylus
15 King and Demos in Aeschylus
16 Colloquialism and Naive Style in Aeschylus
The Parodos of the Agamemnon
18 On Garvies Choephori
27 The Song of Arion the Dolphinrider PMG 939
29 Whos Afraid of Dating Corinna?
30 The Epidaurian Hymn to the Mother of the Gods
31 The Anacreontea
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Hellenica: Volume III: Philosophy, Music and Metre, Literary Byways, Varia
M. L. West
Limited preview - 2013
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