Paths of Song: The Lyric Dimension of Greek Tragedy

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Rosa And˙jar, Thomas R. P. Coward, Theodora A. Hadjimichael
Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, Feb 5, 2018 - Literary Criticism - 466 pages

Paths of Song: The Lyric Dimension of Greek Tragedy analyzes the multiple and varied evocations of choral lyric in fifth-century Greek tragedy using a variety of methodological approaches that illustrate the myriad forms through which lyric is present and can be presented in tragedy. This collection focuses on different types of interaction of Greek tragedy with lyric poetry in fifth-century Athens: generic, mythological, cultural, musical, and performative. The collected essays demonstrate the dynamic and nuanced relationship between lyric poetry and tragedy within the larger frame of Athenian song- and performance-culture, and reveal a vibrant and symbiotic co-existence between tragedy and lyric. Paths of Song illustrates the effects that this dynamic engagement with lyric possibly had on tragic performances, including performances of satyr drama, as well as on processes of survival and reputation, selection and refiguration, tradition and innovation. The volume is of particular interest to scholars in the field of classics, cultural studies, and the performing arts, as well as to readers interested in poetic transmission and in cultural evolution in antiquity.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
I Tragic and Lyric Poets in Dialogue
19
Stesichorean Footsteps in the Parodos of Aeschylus Agamemnon
39
A Sophoclean Response to Olympians 2 and 3
65
From Bacchylides Theseus Odes 17 amp 18 and Cimonian Monuments to Euripides Troades
87
II Refiguring Lyric Genres in Tragedy
119
Reshaping Lyric Genres in Tragic Choruses
137
The Poetic Background of Divine Choruses in Tragedy
163
Hyporchematic Footprints in Euripides Electra
265
The Lyric Chorus in Euripides Phoenician Women
291
Performing the Wedding Song in Euripides Iphigenia in Aulis
315
New Music in Sophocles Ichneutae
343
On the Nonexistence of Tragic Odes
367
Bibliography
381
Notes on Contributors
415
Index of Proper Names and Subjects
419

The Case of Alexandros
187
Ritual Song and Dance
221
What melos for Troy? Blending of Lyric Genres in the First Stasimon of Euripides Trojan Women
239

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R. And˙jar, King's College London, UK; T. R. P. Coward, George Mason Univ., VA, USA; T. A. Hadjimichael, Univ. of Warwick, Coventry, UK.

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