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Greek Lyric, Tragedy, and Textual CriticismCollected Papers$
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W. S. Barrett and M. L. West

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199203574

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203574.001.0001

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Stesichoros and the Story of Geryon *

Stesichoros and the Story of Geryon *

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(p.1) 1 Stesichoros and the Story of Geryon*
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Greek Lyric, Tragedy, and Textual Criticism
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W. S. Barrett

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203574.003.0001

The focus of the paper presented in this chapter is on the poet Stesichoros and his poem the Geryoneis, the story of Geryon. Stesichoros is a poet to whom the fates have been unkind. He wrote a great deal of poetry and he had a high reputation in antiquity, and apparently a very considerable influence on later literature. Yet all that remained of his works until a few years ago, apart from a few isolated words and phrases, was about twenty fragments amounting in all to the equivalent of about forty hexameter lines.

Keywords:   Stesichoros, Geryoneis, Geryon

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