Bacchylides by David Fearn
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By David Fearn


Politics, Performance, Poetic Tradition

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Bacchylides by David Fearn

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Bacchylides: Politics, Performance, Poetic Tradition combines close literary analysis of Bacchylides' poetry with detailed discussion of the central role poetry played in a variety of differing political contexts throughout Greece in the early fifth century BC. In Bacchylides' praise poetry, David Fearn argues, the poet manipulates a wide range of earlier Greek literature not only to elevate the status of his wealthy patrons, but also to provoke thought about the nature of political power and aristocratic society. New light is also shed on Bacchylides' Dithyrambs, through detailed discussion of the evidence for the kuklios khoros ('circular chorus') and its relation to a variety of different religious festivals, especially within democratic Athens. The links created between literary concerns and cultural contexts reinvigorate these underappreciated poems and reveal their central importance for the self-definition of political communities.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199215508
ISBN-10: 0199215502
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 145mm x 28mm)
Pages: 442
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Fearn

David Fearn is P. S. Allen Junior Research Fellow in Classics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

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