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By A. P. David

ISBN-10: 019929240X

ISBN-13: 9780199292400

This booklet develops an real and even as progressive musical research of historic Greek poetry. It departs from the summary metrical analyses of the earlier in that it conceives the rhythmic and harmonic parts of poetry as imperative to the entire expression, and decisive within the interpretation of its which means. David deals a thoroughgoing remedy of Homeric poetics: right here a few awesome discoveries within the harmonic circulation of epic verse, whilst mixed with a few missed proof in regards to the foundation of the hexameter in a "dance of the Muses," result in crucial new considering the genesis and the shape of Homeric poetry. He additionally supplies a foretaste of the culmination to be harvested in lyric through a musical research, which applies a brand new idea of the Greek tonic accessory and considers concretely the function of dance in performance.

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