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'Modernism', 'postmodernism', and the death of the stanza

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Lyric after Pindar should be seen not as declining and petering out, but as developing in ways which radically question or play with the fundamentals of the genre (or “super-genre”). The stanza is a crucial feature of lyric up to Pindar, especially when seen textually; “modernist” expansion into huge astrophic entities (Timotheus, etc.) and “postmodern” reduction into stichic lines (Callimachus, etc.) both involve radical rethinking of the super-genre, and one is a reaction to the other. Howe...

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10.4000/aitia.2002

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University of Oxford
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Christ Church
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ENS Éditions
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Aitia : Regards sur la Culture Hellénistique au XXIe Siècle More from this journal
Volume:
8
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2018-06-25
Acceptance date:
2016-10-04
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1775-4275
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pubs:698491
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2017-06-05

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