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Sung poems and poetic songs: Hellenistic definitions of poetry, music and the spaces in between

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Simply by formulating a question about the nature of ancient Greek poetry or music, any modern English speaker is already risking anachronism. In recent years especially, scholars have reminded one another that the words ‘music’ and ‘poetry’ denote concepts with no easy counterpart in Greek. μουσική in its broadest sense evokes not only innumerable kinds of structured movement and sound but also the political, psychological and cosmic order of which song, verse and dance are supposed to be pe...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Subgroup:
Classical Languages & Lit
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Classical Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
69
Issue:
2
Pages:
597-615
Publication date:
2020-02-27
Acceptance date:
2018-03-25
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-6844
ISSN:
0009-8388
Pubs id:
pubs:846452
UUID:
uuid:55397283-a93e-4a9b-a56f-0ac09ae8067c
Source identifiers:
846452
Local pid:
pubs:846452
Language:
English

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