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Author Edwards, Mark W.

Title Sound, sense, and rhythm : listening to Greek and Latin poetry / Mark W. Edwards.

Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 191 pages).
Series Martin classical lectures
Martin classical lectures (Unnumbered). New series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-187) and index.
Contents PREFACE; CHAPTER ONE: Homer I: Poetry and Speech; CHAPTER TWO: Homer II: Scenes and Summaries; CHAPTER THREE: Music and Meaning in Three Songs of Aeschylus; CHAPTER FOUR: Poetry in the Latin Language; AFTERWORD; APPENDIX A: Tennyson's Morte d'Arthur; APPENDIX B: Continuity in Mrs. Dalloway; APPENDIX C: The Performance of Homeric Episodes; APPENDIX D: Classical Meters in Modern English Verse; REFERENCES; INDEX.
Summary This book concerns the way we read--or rather, imagine we are listening to--ancient Greek and Latin poetry. Through clear and penetrating analysis Mark Edwards shows how an understanding of the effects of word order and meter is vital for appreciating the meaning of classical poetry, composed for listening audiences. The first of four chapters examines Homer's emphasis of certain words by their positioning; a passage from the Iliad is analyzed, and a poem of Tennyson illustrates English parallels. The second considers Homer's techniques of disguising the break in the narrative when changing a s.
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Subject Homer -- Criticism and interpretation.
Aeschylus -- Criticism and interpretation.
Classical languages -- Metrics and rhythmics.
Classical poetry -- History and criticism.
Oral communication -- Greece.
Oral communication -- Rome.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Edwards, Mark W. Sound, sense, and rhythm. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002 0691086664 9780691086668 (DLC) 2001021989 (OCoLC)45951624
ISBN 9781400824830 (electronic bk.)
1400824834 (electronic bk.)