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W. S. Barrett and M. L. West

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199203574

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203574.001.0001

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Stesichoros and the Story of Geryon *

Stesichoros and the Story of Geryon *

(p.1) 1 Stesichoros and the Story of Geryon*
Greek Lyric, Tragedy, and Textual Criticism

W. S. Barrett

Oxford University Press

The focus of the paper presented in this chapter is on the poet Stesichoros and his poem the Geryoneis, the story of Geryon. Stesichoros is a poet to whom the fates have been unkind. He wrote a great deal of poetry and he had a high reputation in antiquity, and apparently a very considerable influence on later literature. Yet all that remained of his works until a few years ago, apart from a few isolated words and phrases, was about twenty fragments amounting in all to the equivalent of about forty hexameter lines.

Keywords:   Stesichoros, Geryoneis, Geryon

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