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Solon and Early Greek Poetry: The Politics of Exhortation (Cambridge Classical Studies)

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Solon and Early Greek Poetry: The Politics of Exhortation (Cambridge Classical Studies)
Elizabeth Irwin
Type: eBook
Released: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Page Count: 364
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0521851787
ISBN-13: 9780521851787
Examining the interaction between poetics and politics in ancient Greece's archaic period, in relationship to the work of Solon, this volume argues that, in general, the political expressions of martial exhortation elegy were aristocratic in nature and that the symposiasts attempted to assert a heroic identity on the wider polis community.Solon and Early Greek ... Textbook The study demonstrates how Solon's poetry subverts this practice, using the poetic traditions of epic and Hesiod to further different political aims. It concludes by looking beyond the confines of Solon's poetic appropriations to argue for other influences on his poetry, in particular that of tyranny.

Solon and Early Greek Poetry: The Politics of Exhortation (Cambridge Classical Studies)

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