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By Andrew L. Ford

ISBN-10: 0199733295

ISBN-13: 9780199733293

Aristotle is really a thinker and as a theorist of poetry, yet he used to be additionally a composer of songs and verse. this can be the 1st complete examine of Aristotle's poetic job, analyzing his ultimate fragments relating to the sooner poetic culture and to the literary tradition of his time. Its centerpiece is a research of the only entire ode to outlive, a music commemorating Hermias of Atarneus, Aristotle's partner's father and purchaser within the 340's BCE. This outstanding textual content is related to have embroiled the thinker in fees of impiety and so is studied either from a literary point of view and in its political and non secular contexts.

Aristotle's literary antecedents are studied with an remarkable fullness that considers the full variety of Greek poetic varieties, together with poems by means of Sappho, Pindar, and Sophocles, and prose texts to boot. except its curiosity as a fancy and sophisticated poem, the music for Hermias is noteworthy as one of many first Greek lyrics for which we have now mammoth and early proof for the way and the place it was once composed, played, and bought. It therefore gives a chance to reconstruct how Greek lyric texts functioned as functionality items and the way they circulated and have been preserved. The booklet argues that Greek lyric poems cash in on being learn as scripts for performances that either formed and have been formed through the social events during which they have been played. the result's a radical and wide-ranging research of a fancy and interesting literary rfile that offers a fuller view of literature within the past due classical age.

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