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Hesperos : Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday - P. J. Finglass


Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday

By: P. J. Finglass (Editor), C. Collard (Editor), N. J. Richardson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 18th October 2007
ISBN: 9780199285686
Number Of Pages: 464

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Martin West is widely recognized as one of the most significant classicists of all time. Over nearly half a century his publications have transformed our understanding of Greek poetry. This volume celebrates his achievement with twenty-five papers on different areas of the subject which he has illuminated, written by distinguished scholars from four continents. It also includes West's Balzan Prize acceptance speech, 'Forward into the Past', in which he explains his approach to literary scholarship, and a complete bibliography of his academic publications.

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Its value lies in the high quality of most of the individual contributions * John Gibert Bryn Mawr Claccical Review *

Encomium; 'Forward into the past'; The Academic Publications of M. L. West; I. EPIC; 1. Terminal problems; 2. The monster and the monologue: Polyphemus from Homer to Ovid; 3. Low words in high places: sex, bodily functions and body parts in Homeric epic and other higher genres; 4. Smileumata Iliaka: three puzzling verses; 5. Hesiod's Theogony and the folk-tale; 6. The Homeric Hymn to Hermes; II. LYRIC, ELEGIC, IAMBIC; 7. Night thoughts (Archilochus 23 and 196a West); 8. A human fable and the justice of beasts in Archilochus; 9. Hipponactea quaedam; 10. Pindaric accompaniments; 11. Lucian and Archilochus, or: How to make use of the ancient iambographers in the context of the Second Sophistic; III. TRAGEDY; 12. Housman's Greek; 13. Greek tragedy: text and context; 14. Desperate straits and the tragic stage; 15. Sophocles' learning curve; 16. 'Darkness, my light': enigmatic Ajax; 17. Notes on the Bacchae; 18. Tragic interpolation and Philip II: Pylades' forgotten exile and other problems in Euripides' Orestes; 19. Some poetic connections of Lycophron's Alexandra; IV. METRE AND TEXTUAL CRITICISM; 20. Dionysius' ear; 21. What's in a line? Papyrus formats and Hephaestionic formulae; 22. Reconstructing archetypes: a new proposal and an old fallacy; 23. Critical notes on the Greek paroemiographers; 24. Erasmus on Homer's Moly; 25. Homage to G&R 11 (1964), 185-7, or: The Sibyl prophesies the slaying of the Jabberwock

ISBN: 9780199285686
ISBN-10: 0199285683
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 18th October 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.69