9780198768074-0198768079-Archilochus: The Poems: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary

Archilochus: The Poems: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary

ISBN-13: 9780198768074
ISBN-10: 0198768079
Author: Swift, Laura
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 512 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780198768074
ISBN-10: 0198768079
Author: Swift, Laura
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 512 pages

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Acknowledged authors Swift, Laura wrote Archilochus: The Poems: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary comprising 512 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0198768079 and 9780198768074. Since then Archilochus: The Poems: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In antiquity Archilochus of Paros was considered a poet rivalled only by Homer and Hesiod, yet he has been relatively neglected by modern scholarship. This is largely due to the fragmentary state of his surviving poetry, though our knowledge has expanded significantly since the middle of the twentieth century as new papyrological finds continue to augment the corpus and our understanding of the poet and his work evolves. This volume is the first ever complete commentary on Archilochus, filling a substantial gap in scholarship on archaic Greek poetry and playing an important and timely role in re-establishing him as a major author and in locating the recent discoveries in the broader context of his oeuvre. Presenting the fragmentary texts alongside brand new translations, the volume also contains a comprehensive introduction offering an accessible guide to Archilochus' work and context, and a detailed commentary providing textual, literary, and historical analysis of all of his surviving poetry and discussing broader questions of performance and genre in early Greek poetic culture. The scope and depth of the analysis not only highlights the diversity and sophistication of Archilochus' work, but also sheds new light on our understanding of Greek iambus and elegy, while his influence on later writers means that the commentary will be of significance to scholars and students of Hellenistic and Roman literature, and the later lyric tradition, as well as archaic and classical Greek literature.

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