OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Traditional Elegy: The Interplay of Meter, Tradition, and Context in Early Greek Poetry

ISBN : 9780199757923

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¥15,400
著者: 
R. Scott Garner
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176 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
155 x 238 mm
刊行日
2011年02月
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Though often assumed by scholars to be a product of traditional, and perhaps oral, compositional practices comparable to those found in early Greek epic, archaic elegy has not until this point been analyzed in similar detail with respect to such verse-making techniques. This volume is intended to redress some of this imbalance by exploring several issues related to the production of Greek elegiac poetry. By investigating elegy's metrical partitioning and its localizing patterns of repeated phraseology, Traditional Elegy makes clear that the oral-formulaic processes lying at the heart of Homeric epic bear close resemblance to those that also originally made archaic elegy possible. However, the volume's argument is then able to be pressed even further by looking at the most common metrical "anomaly" in early elegy-epic correption-in order to demonstrate that elegiac poets in the Archaic Period were not simply mimicking an earlier productive style but were actively engaging with such traditional techniques in order to produce and reproduce their own poems. Because correption exhibits several patterns of employment that depend upon the meshing and adapting of traditional phraseological units, it becomes clear that in elegy-just as it is in epic-this metrical phenomenon is inextricably entwined with traditional techniques of verse-composition, and we therefore have strong evidence that elegiac poets of the Archaic Period were still making active use of these oral-formulaic techniques, even if actual oral composition itself cannot be proven for any individual author or poetic fragment. The implications of such findings are quite large, as they require a wholesale shift in our modern methods of inquiry into elegy for a wide range of concerns of meter, phraseology, and even the much broader issues of intended meaning and overall aesthetics.

目次: 

EDITIONS AND INFORMATION FOR ANCIENT AUTHORS OF EPIC AND ELEGY
1. Elegy and Its Traditional Possibilities
2. Formulas in Early Greek Elegy
3. Epic Correption or "Traditional" Correption?
4. Further Considerations
APPENDIX I: LEXICAL FORMULAS SHARED BY THE STICHIC HEXAMETER, ELEGIAC HEXAMETER, AND ELEGIAC PENTAMETER
APPENDIX II: CORREPTION PERCENTAGES BY LINE POSITION IN THE ILIAD
APPENDIX III: CORREPTION PERCENTAGES BY LINE POSITION IN THE ODYSSEY
APPENDIX IV: LONG-VOWEL CORREPTION PERCENTAGES BY LINE POSITION IN THE ILIAD
APPENDIX V: LONG-VOWEL CORREPTION PERCENTAGES BY LINE POSITION IN THE ODYSSEY
APPENDIX VI: LONG-VOWEL EPIC CORREPTION CATEGORIZATIONS FOR HOMER
APPENDIX VII: SHORT-VOWEL EPIC CORREPTION IN ILIAD 1 AND ODYSSEY 1
APPENDIX VIII: LONG-VOWEL EPIC CORREPTION IN EARLY ELEGY
APPENDIX IX: SHORT-VOWEL EPIC CORREPTION IN EARLY ELEGY
APPENDIX X: CORREPTION IN EPIC BEYOND HOMER
WORKS CITED

著者について: 

R. Scott Garner is Assistant Professor, Rhodes College.

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