Lyric Texts and Lyric Consciousness: The Birth of a Genre from Archaic Greece to Augustan Rome, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Lyric Texts and Lyric Consciousness

The Birth of a Genre from Archaic Greece to Augustan Rome, 1st Edition

By Paul Allen Miller

Routledge

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138006768
pub: 2014-04-10
SAVE ~$11.99
$59.95
$47.96
x
Hardback: 9780415105187
pub: 1994-05-05
SAVE ~$32.00
$160.00
$128.00
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780203974612
pub: 2005-08-18
from $29.98


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

Lyric Texts and Lyric Consciousness presents a model for studying the history of lyric as a genre. Prof Miller draws a distinction between the work of the Greek lyrists and the more condensed, personal poetry that we associate with lyric. He then confronts the theoretical issues and presents a sophisticated, Bakhtinian reading of the development of the lyric form from its origins in archaic Greece to the more individualist style of Augustan Rome. This book will appeal to classicists and, since English translations of passages from the ancient authors are provided, to those who specialise in comparative literature.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS002000
HISTORY / Ancient / General