By Charles Segal

during this landmark choice of essays, popular classicist Charles Segal bargains unique analyses of significant texts from archaic and early classical Greek poetry; specifically, works of Alcman, Mimnermus, Sappho, Pindar, Bacchylides, and Corinna. Segal offers shut readings of the texts, after which reports the literary shape and language of early Greek lyric, the poets' notion in their goals and their paintings, using legendary paradigms, and the relation of the poems to their social context. A recurrent subject matter is the popularity of the fragility and brevity of mortal happiness and the cognizance of the way the immortality conferred by means of poetry resists the ever-threatening presence of demise and oblivion, solving in everlasting shape the passing moments of pleasure and wonder. this is often a necessary ebook for college kids and students of historic Greek poetry.

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