Pindar's Homer: The Lyric Possession of An Epic Past

Pindar's Homer: The Lyric Possession of An Epic Past

by Gregory Nagy

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Nagy challenges the widely held view that the development of lyric poetry in Greece represents the rise of individual innovation over collective tradition. Arguing that Greek lyric represents a tradition in its own right, Nagy shows how the form of Greek epic is in fact a differentiation of forms found in Greek lyric. Throughout, he progressively broadens the definition of lyric to the point where it becomes the basis for defining epic, rather than the other way around.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801848476
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 03/01/1994
Series: Softshell Books
Edition description: Softshell Books Edition
Pages: 414
Sales rank: 895,785
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gregory Nagy is Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. His books include Pindar's Homer: The Lyric Possession of an Epic Past, also available from Johns Hopkins.

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