By Benjamin Acosta-Hughes
Arion's Lyre examines how Hellenistic poetic tradition tailored, reinterpreted, and remodeled Archaic Greek lyric via a posh strategy of textual, cultural, and artistic reception. the ways that the poetry of Sappho, Alcaeus, Ibycus, Anacreon, and Simonides used to be preserved, edited, and browse via Hellenistic students and poets, the booklet exhibits that Archaic poets usually glance very diversified within the new social, cultural, and political atmosphere of Hellenistic Alexandria. for instance, the Alexandrian Sappho evolves from the singer of Archaic Lesbos yet has targeted institutions and contexts, from Ptolemaic politics and Macedonian queens to the recent phenomenon of the poetry e-book and an Alexandrian scholarship rationale on upkeep and codification.
A research of Hellenistic poetic tradition and an interpretation of a few of the Archaic poets it so lovingly preserved, Arion's Lyre can also be an exam of the way one poetic tradition reads another--and how glossy readings of historic poetry are filtered and formed via previous readings.
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Arion's Lyre: Archaic Lyric into Hellenistic Poetry by Benjamin Acosta-Hughes