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Poetry and the Polis in Euripidean Tragedy

Most critics agree that Euripidean tragedy addresses a wealth of political questions, and that it successfully incorporates and engages with a variety of ancient Greek poetic traditions. Nevertheless, these topics and questions have generally been treated separately. In this book, Jonah Radding contends that the political issues addressed in Euripides’s tragedies are… Read more

Audible Punctuation: Performative Pause in Homeric Prosody

Audible Punctuation focuses on the pause in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, both as a compositional feature and as a performative aspect of delivery, arguing for the possibilities and limits of expressing phrases in performance. Ronald Blankenborg’s analysis of metrical, rhythmical, syntactical, and phonological phrasing shows that the text of the Homeric epic allows for different… Read more

Wild Songs, Sweet Songs: The Albanian Epic in the Collections of Milman Parry and Albert B. Lord

In the 1930s, Milman Parry and Albert B. Lord, two pioneering scholars of oral poetry, conducted adventurous fieldwork in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and northern Albania, collecting singularly important examples of Albanian epic song. Wild Songs, Sweet Songs presents these materials, which have not previously been published, for the first time. Nicola… Read more

La isla de los antípodas – Tradición clásica y poetas cubanos contemporáneos: Luis R. Nogueras, Delfín Prats, José Triana y Magali Alabau

RESUMEN Este trabajo explora la tradición clásica en la poesía de los autores cubanos Luis R. Nogueras (1944-1985), Delfín Prats (1945), José Triana (1931-2018) y Magali Alabau (1945). Tras la introducción, se presenta un breve marco teórico donde se señalan los presupuestos de la disciplina que dan lugar al planteamiento utilizado… Read more

Plato’s Severed Lovers: Alkibiades and Sokrates

The Symposium’s tale of Alkibiades and Sokrates and its historical implications—of war and philosophy, of a shattered imperial democracy and a god-like leader driven out for supposed impiety and assassinated in exile, as well as a trial and execution of a philosopher for impiety and dissent—is dramatic in its own right. Read more