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The Emergence of the Lyric Canon

Theodora A. Hadjimichael


This book explores the process of canonization of Greek lyric, as well as the textual transmission, and preservation of the lyric poems from the archaic period through to their emergence from the Library at Alexandria as edited texts. It takes into account a broad range of primary material, and focuses on specific genres, authors, philosophical schools, and scholarly activities that played a critical role in the survival and canonization of lyric poetry: comedy, Plato, Aristotle’s Peripatos, and the Hellenistic scholars. It explores therefore the way in which fifth- and fourth-century sources ... More

Keywords: Lyric Canon, Greek lyric, canonization, ancient scholarship, reception of lyric, textual transmission, comedy, Plato, the Peripatos, Hellenistic scholarship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198810865
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198810865.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Theodora A. Hadjimichael, author
WIRL Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Fellow, University of Warwick