Aglaia: The Poetry of Alcman, Sappho, Pindar, Bacchylides, by Charles Segal

By Charles Segal

during this landmark choice of essays, popular classicist Charles Segal deals precise analyses of significant texts from archaic and early classical Greek poetry; specifically, works of Alcman, Mimnermus, Sappho, Pindar, Bacchylides, and Corinna. Segal presents shut readings of the texts, after which reviews the literary shape and language of early Greek lyric, the poets' belief in their goals and their artwork, using legendary paradigms, and the relation of the poems to their social context. A recurrent topic is the popularity of the fragility and brevity of mortal happiness and the awareness of the way the immortality conferred by way of poetry resists the ever-threatening presence of dying and oblivion, solving in everlasting shape the passing moments of pleasure and sweetness. this can be an important e-book for college kids and students of old Greek poetry.

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