Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-330) and indexes.
Archaic Greek poetry is an important source for the history of the period. This book offers close readings of this poetry, particularly that of Solon, in order to explore the politics and ideologies of the day. The influence of performance context is also examined.
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and editions; Introduction; Part I: The Politics of Exhortation; Part II: Political Poetics: Solon's Eunomia; Part III: Poetry and Political Culture; Conclusion; Appendix I: Who were Tyrtaeus' gymnetes?; Appendix II: ... When the wolf comes?*; Bibliography; General Index; Index Locorum.
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