Pindar's Homer: The Lyric Possession of an Epic Past by Gregory Nagy

By Gregory Nagy

Nagy demanding situations the commonly held view that the advance of lyric poetry in Greece represents the increase of person innovation over collective culture. Arguing that Greek lyric represents a practice in its personal correct, Nagy exhibits how the shape of Greek epic is in reality a differentiation of kinds present in Greek lyric. all through, he steadily broadens the definition of lyric to the purpose the place it turns into the root for outlining epic, instead of the wrong way round.

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8§46n3. �5n3. For other views on such questions, cf. 30n64, with reference to Peabody 1975. �6n1. Cf. 6§52 and following. �6n2. Cf. 11§27. �11n1. 137-144. 64 distinguishes as definition and etymology. �11n2. 41-45, 55-56. In the present work I have tried to answer some interesting points raised by Cantilena, pp. 42-43n30. �12n1. 47; also Jakobson 1939. 122 and n2 (thanks to H. Pelliccia). For further updating on the semantic applications of the terms marked and unmarked, with bibliography, I recommend Waugh 1982.

3 For others, however, the equating of a word that refers to strategies of narrating Homeric and Hesiodic poetry with a word that refers to the format of singing to the accompaniment of a lyre proves only that such poetry had such a format in some phase of its evolution. 4 Self-references in Archaic Greek poetry may be diachronically valid without being synchronically true. 5 This phenomenon may be designated as diachronic skewing. �10. For example, the epic poetry of Homer refers to epic poetry as a medium that was performed in the context of an evening's feast.

Cf. also Searle 1979. �17n2. 56. On the term shifter, referring to forms where the referent can be determined only from the standpoint of the interlocutors, see Jakobson 1957. For an application of speech-act theory to Archaic Greek poetics: Martin 1989. �17n3. Ibid. 274. �18n1. 1§27. �18n2. 12§47n3. �19n1. Cf. Bauman 1977. �19n2. 12. �20n1. Cf. 6§4. �21n1. viii �22n1. 90n113. �24n1. 58-62 and Pelliccia 1987. Cf. also Nisetich 1989; at pp. g. Fitch 1924, Young 1968, Stoneman 1981. I object, however, to the remark in Nisetich, pp.

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