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Archaic and classical choral song [electronic resource] : performance, politics and dissemination / edited by Lucia Athanassaki, Ewen Bowie.

Publication:
Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (572 p.)
Series:
Trends in classics. Supplementary volumes ; v. 10.
Trends in classics. Supplementary volumes, 1868-4785 ; v. 10
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Subjects:
Greek poetry -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Greek language -- Metrics and rhythmics.
Greek language -- Accents and accentuation.
Drama -- Chorus (Greek drama).
Greek drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book addresses the many interlocking problems in understanding the modes of performance, dissemination, and transmission of Greek poetry of the seventh to the fifth centuries BC whose first performers were a choral group, sometimes singing in a ritual context, sometimes in more secular celebrations of victories in competitive games. It explores the different ways such a group presented itself and was perceived by its audiences; the place of tyrants, of other prominent individuals and of communities in commissioning and funding choral performances and in securing the further circulation of the songs' texts and music; the social and political role of choral songs and the extent to which such songs continued to be performed both inside and outside the immediate family and polis-community, whether chorally or in archaic Greece's important cultural engine, the elite male symposium, with the consequence that Athenian theatre audiences could be expected to appreciate allusion to or reworking of such poetic forms in tragedy and comedy; and how various types of performance contributed to transmission of written texts of the poems until they were collected and edited by Alexandrian scholars in the third and second centuries BC.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Foreword
Table of Contents
Introduction
Reflections of choral song in early hexameter poetry / Richardson, Nicholas
Alcman's first Partheneion and the song the Sirens sang / Bowie, Ewen
Cyberchorus: Pindar's Κηληδόνες and the aura of the artificial / Power, Timothy
Enunciative fiction and poetic performance. Choral voices in Bacchylides' Epinicians / Calame, Claude
Eros and praise in early Greek lyric / Rawles, Richard
The parrhesia of young female choruses in Ancient Greece / Lardinois, André P.M.H.
A second look at the poetics of re-enactment in Ode 13 of Bacchylides / Nagy, Gregory
The Ceians and their choral lyric: Athenian, epichoric and pan-Hellenic perspectives / Fearn, David
Song, politics, and cultural memory: Pindar's Pythian 7 and the Alcmaeonid temple of Apollo / Athanassaki, Lucia
Epinician choregia: funding a Pindaric chorus / Currie, Bruno
Pindar and the Aeginetan patrai: Pindar's intersecting audiences / Morrison, A. D.
Olympians 1-3: A song cycle? / Clay, Jenny Strauss
The dissemination of Pindar's non-epinician choral lyric / Hubbard, Thomas
Choral self-awareness: on the introductory anapaests of Aeschylus' Supplices / Kavoulaki, Athena
Epinician and tragic worlds: the case of Sophocles' Trachiniae / Swift, L. A.
Alcman at the end of Aristophanes' Lysistrata: ritual interchorality / Bierl, Anton
Alcman: from Laconia to Alexandria / Carey, Chris
Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index of proper names and subjects
Index locorum
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contributor:
Athanassaki, Lucia, 1957-
Bowie, Ewen.
ISBN:
3-11-048237-1
1-283-40031-6
9786613400314
3-11-025402-6
OCLC:
748242228
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9783110254020 doi