Early Greek poets' lives [electronic resource] : the shaping of the tradition / by Maarit Kivilo.

Kivilo, Maarit [Browse]
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
1 online resource (xii, 270 p.)


  • Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. Monographs on Greek and Roman language and literature [More in this series]
  • Mnemosyne supplements : monographs on Greek and Roman language and literature, 0169-8958 ; 322
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description
Description based on print version record.
  • Hesiod. The tradition
  • Origin and family of Hesiod
  • Genealogies of Hesiod
  • Hesiod's life; the story of Hesiod's death
  • The works of Hesiod and on Hesiod; the date of Hesiod
  • Formulaic themes and orphic/pythagorean influences in Hesiod's tradition
  • Two modern views on the tradition of Hesiod
  • Conclusion
  • Stesichorus. The tradition
  • Stesichorus' family
  • Stesichorus' home and travels
  • Stesichorus' poetry and music
  • Blindness, Helen, and the Palinode
  • Stesichorus and politics
  • Stesichorus' name and his death
  • The date of Stesichorus
  • The connections with the Pythagorean tradition
  • Formulaic elements in the tradition
  • Conclusions
  • Archilochus. The tradition
  • Aarchilochus' family and his friends
  • Archilochus' home, journeys, and contests
  • Archilochus' encounter with the muses
  • The oracles in the tradition of Archilochus
  • Archilochus and the cult of gods
  • Lycambes and his daughters; the death of Archilochus
  • The cult of Archilochus
  • Ancient criticism of Archilochus
  • The date of Archilochus
  • Traditional elements in Archilochus' biography
  • Hipponax. The tradition
  • Hipponax' origin, home town and family
  • Hipponax' inventions and the story of Iambe
  • The quarrel with Boupalus
  • The death of Hipponax
  • Ancient criticism and editions of Hipponax
  • The date of Hipponax
  • Formulaic themes in Hipponax' tradition
  • Terpander. The tradition
  • Terpander's home and origin
  • Terpander in Sparta
  • The citharodes of lesbos
  • The death of Terpander
  • Terpander's poetry and music
  • The date of Terpander
  • Formulaic themes in Terpander's tradition
  • Sappho. The tradition
  • Ancient portraits and appearance of Sappho
  • Sappho's home and family
  • Sappho and Phaon, her exile and death
  • Sappho's reputation, circle, and rivals
  • Sappho's inventions and music
  • The ancient editions of Sappho's poetry, and the treatises on her
  • The date of Sappho
  • The formation of biographical traditions. Sources
  • Time
  • Formulaic themes
  • Conclusion.
  • 9789004193284 (electronic bk.)
  • 9004193286 (electronic bk.)
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