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Over the course of his life (550-460 BC), the Greek poet Simonides produced poetic work of every kind then extant. Unfortunately, Simonides' corpus has survived only in fragments, though classical scholars have been studying his work for generations. The 1992 discovery of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri revolutionized the study of Simonides, casting particular light on the epic of Plataea. This edited volume gathers the best of the recent research on Simonides' newly expanded oeuvre into a single collection that will be an important reference for scholars of Greek poetry.
Author : Elizabeth H. Sutherland
ISBN : 0820460044
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Horace's Well-Trained Reader explores the dynamic between Horace's poetic personae in the first three books of the Odes and the various audiences of those poems. Each chapter studies a selection of poems that are especially dense in programmatic content: the opening series and the closing pair of each book. The personae of these texts show an awareness of both internal and external audiences (for example, addressee and reader respectively). These lyric speakers and their expectations of us develop in a linear fashion over the three books. We are gradually trained to be fully involved audiences and to acknowledge that Horace's ego is an ethical leader at Rome by virtue of being a lyric poet who looks to both archaic and Hellenistic Greek models. Contents: The dynamic between Horace's poetic personae in selected Odes and the various audiences of those poems - Horace's lyricist as an ethical leader at Rome.