The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics

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This book develops an authentic and at the same time revolutionary musical analysis of ancient Greek poetry. It departs from the abstract metrical analyses of the past in that it conceives the rhythmic and harmonic elements of poetry as integral to the whole expression, and decisive in the interpretation of its meaning. David offers a thoroughgoing treatment of Homeric poetics: here some remarkable discoveries in the harmonic movement of epic verse, when combined with some neglected facts about the origin of the hexameter ...

The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics 2006, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199292400

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