Stesichorus in Context Paperback / softback
Edited by P. J. Finglass, Adrian Kelly
The sixth-century BC Greek poet Stesichorus was highly esteemed in antiquity; but by about AD 400 his works had been almost completely lost.
Over recent decades, however, the recovery of substantial portions of his poetry has enabled a reassessment of his significance.
These essays by leading scholars analyse different aspects of his oeuvre: the relationship between Stesichorus and epic, particularly his response to the Homeric poems; his narrative technique and his handling of erotic themes; and his influence and reception in fifth-century Athens, in Hellenistic scholarship and poetry, in the Renaissance, and in poetry today.
The volume as a whole - the first dedicated to this author - amply demonstrates the extraordinary creativity and continuing vitality of the poet from Himera.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 223 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 15/11/2018
- Category: Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
- ISBN: 9781107645660