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By Charles Segal

during this landmark selection of essays, well known classicist Charles Segal deals specific analyses of significant texts from archaic and early classical Greek poetry; specifically, works of Alcman, Mimnermus, Sappho, Pindar, Bacchylides, and Corinna. Segal presents shut readings of the texts, after which experiences the literary shape and language of early Greek lyric, the poets' perception in their goals and their paintings, using legendary paradigms, and the relation of the poems to their social context. A recurrent topic is the popularity of the fragility and brevity of mortal happiness and the awareness of ways the immortality conferred through poetry resists the ever-threatening presence of dying and oblivion, solving in everlasting shape the passing moments of pleasure and wonder. this can be a necessary booklet for college students and students of old Greek poetry.

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