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Epic Poetry  

Johannes Haubold

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
The term ‘epic’, when applied to ancient Greek literature, refers to a set of texts that may be loosely defined as narrative poetry about the deeds of gods and heroes. To a very large ... More

Hellenistic Culture  

Susan Stephens

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article suggests an appeal to a broader cultural contextualization, calling on scholars to look at the interactions between Greek and non-Greek cultures in the Hellenistic period, ... More

Hellenistic Poetry  

Alexander Sens

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article examines Hellenistic poetry by outlining the gradual separation between literary genres and the performance contexts within which they originally developed. The Hellenistic ... More

Lyric Poetry  

Andrea Capra

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article emphasizes the importance of context, and of what is lost, when people approach the study of lyric poetry: even the one complete poem by Sappho turns out to be a fragment, ... More

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