By Benjamin Acosta-Hughes
Arion's Lyre examines how Hellenistic poetic tradition tailored, reinterpreted, and reworked Archaic Greek lyric via a fancy means of textual, cultural, and artistic reception. the ways that the poetry of Sappho, Alcaeus, Ibycus, Anacreon, and Simonides used to be preserved, edited, and browse via Hellenistic students and poets, the booklet exhibits that Archaic poets frequently glance very various within the new social, cultural, and political environment of Hellenistic Alexandria. for instance, the Alexandrian Sappho evolves from the singer of Archaic Lesbos yet has certain institutions and contexts, from Ptolemaic politics and Macedonian queens to the hot phenomenon of the poetry ebook and an Alexandrian scholarship cause on protection and codification.
A learn of Hellenistic poetic tradition and an interpretation of a few of the Archaic poets it so lovingly preserved, Arion's Lyre can be an exam of ways one poetic tradition reads another--and how glossy readings of old poetry are filtered and formed via past readings.
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