Insularity and the Unique Position of Aeolic Song in Archaic Greek Poetry

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  • Tadeu Andrade Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brasil

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https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2177-4218.v12i2p79-114

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Insularity, Greek lyric, Lesbian poetry, Orality, Formulae

Resumo

Archaic Greek poetry was a multiple phenomenon: different areas developed diverse, though interrelated genres. This article comments on the unique position Aeolic mélos had in the archaic Greek song tradition. Firstly, it points to Sappho and Alcaeus’ somewhat ambivalent reception by ancient authors. Secondly, it shows how different aspects of their corpus exhibit a pattern of communication with other Greek poetry, while maintaining its own particularities. This unique status is demonstrated by an analysis of Aeolic poetic formulae. Finally, the article proposes the insular geography of Lesbos as one of the reasons for the singularity of this poetry.

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Biografia do Autor

Tadeu Andrade, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brasil

Full Professor at Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil.

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Andrade, T. (2021). Insularity and the Unique Position of Aeolic Song in Archaic Greek Poetry. Mare Nostrum, 12(2), 79-114. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2177-4218.v12i2p79-114

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