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Early Greek poets' lives [electronic resource] : the shaping of the tradition / by Maarit Kivilo.

By: Kivilo, Maarit.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica BatavaSupplementum. Monographs on Greek and Roman language and literature: Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010Description: 1 online resource (xii, 270 p.).ISBN: 9789004193284 (electronic bk.); 9004193286 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Poets, Greek -- Biography -- History and criticism | Greek prose literature -- History and criticism | Greece -- Biography -- History and criticism | Classical biography -- History and criticism | Hesiod | Stesichorus | Archilochus | Hipponax, active 540 B.C.-537 B.C | Terpander | Sappho | LITERARY CRITICISM -- Ancient & ClassicalGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Early Greek poets' lives.DDC classification: 881/.0109 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Hesiod. The tradition -- Origin and family of Hesiod -- Genealogies of Hesiod -- Hesiod's life; the story of Hesiod's death -- The works of Hesiod and on Hesiod; the date of Hesiod -- Formulaic themes and orphic/pythagorean influences in Hesiod's tradition -- Two modern views on the tradition of Hesiod -- Conclusion -- Stesichorus. The tradition -- Stesichorus' family -- Stesichorus' home and travels -- Stesichorus' poetry and music -- Blindness, Helen, and the Palinode -- Stesichorus and politics -- Stesichorus' name and his death -- The date of Stesichorus -- The connections with the Pythagorean tradition -- Formulaic elements in the tradition -- Conclusions -- Archilochus. The tradition -- Aarchilochus' family and his friends -- Archilochus' home, journeys, and contests -- Archilochus' encounter with the muses -- The oracles in the tradition of Archilochus -- Archilochus and the cult of gods -- Lycambes and his daughters; the death of Archilochus -- The cult of Archilochus -- Ancient criticism of Archilochus -- The date of Archilochus -- Traditional elements in Archilochus' biography -- Conclusion -- Hipponax. The tradition -- Hipponax' origin, home town and family -- Hipponax' inventions and the story of Iambe -- The quarrel with Boupalus -- The death of Hipponax -- Ancient criticism and editions of Hipponax -- The date of Hipponax -- Formulaic themes in Hipponax' tradition -- Conclusion -- Terpander. The tradition -- Terpander's home and origin -- Terpander in Sparta -- The citharodes of lesbos -- The death of Terpander -- Terpander's poetry and music -- The date of Terpander -- Formulaic themes in Terpander's tradition -- Conclusion -- Sappho. The tradition -- Ancient portraits and appearance of Sappho -- Sappho's home and family -- Sappho and Phaon, her exile and death -- Sappho's reputation, circle, and rivals -- Sappho's inventions and music -- The ancient editions of Sappho's poetry, and the treatises on her -- The date of Sappho -- Conclusions -- The formation of biographical traditions. Sources -- Time -- Formulaic themes -- Conclusion.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Hesiod. The tradition -- Origin and family of Hesiod -- Genealogies of Hesiod -- Hesiod's life; the story of Hesiod's death -- The works of Hesiod and on Hesiod; the date of Hesiod -- Formulaic themes and orphic/pythagorean influences in Hesiod's tradition -- Two modern views on the tradition of Hesiod -- Conclusion -- Stesichorus. The tradition -- Stesichorus' family -- Stesichorus' home and travels -- Stesichorus' poetry and music -- Blindness, Helen, and the Palinode -- Stesichorus and politics -- Stesichorus' name and his death -- The date of Stesichorus -- The connections with the Pythagorean tradition -- Formulaic elements in the tradition -- Conclusions -- Archilochus. The tradition -- Aarchilochus' family and his friends -- Archilochus' home, journeys, and contests -- Archilochus' encounter with the muses -- The oracles in the tradition of Archilochus -- Archilochus and the cult of gods -- Lycambes and his daughters; the death of Archilochus -- The cult of Archilochus -- Ancient criticism of Archilochus -- The date of Archilochus -- Traditional elements in Archilochus' biography -- Conclusion -- Hipponax. The tradition -- Hipponax' origin, home town and family -- Hipponax' inventions and the story of Iambe -- The quarrel with Boupalus -- The death of Hipponax -- Ancient criticism and editions of Hipponax -- The date of Hipponax -- Formulaic themes in Hipponax' tradition -- Conclusion -- Terpander. The tradition -- Terpander's home and origin -- Terpander in Sparta -- The citharodes of lesbos -- The death of Terpander -- Terpander's poetry and music -- The date of Terpander -- Formulaic themes in Terpander's tradition -- Conclusion -- Sappho. The tradition -- Ancient portraits and appearance of Sappho -- Sappho's home and family -- Sappho and Phaon, her exile and death -- Sappho's reputation, circle, and rivals -- Sappho's inventions and music -- The ancient editions of Sappho's poetry, and the treatises on her -- The date of Sappho -- Conclusions -- The formation of biographical traditions. Sources -- Time -- Formulaic themes -- Conclusion.

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