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Traditional ElegyThe Interplay of Meter, Tradition, and Context in Early Greek Poetry$
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R. Scott Garner

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199757923

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757923.001.0001

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Further Considerations

Further Considerations

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(p.79) Chapter 4 Further Considerations
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Traditional Elegy
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R. Scott Garner

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757923.003.0004

With previous chapters having provided several measures of the degree to which early Greek elegy was traditional and formulaic, Chapter 4 concludes the volume by discussing several ways in which future study of this poetry can be affected by these findings. For instance, there are obvious implications for textual criticism and emendation, as well as for investigations into the evolution of various Greek meters. Also, studies looking into poetic performance and cultural change must take into account the fact that the active employment of formulaic verse‐making techniques in elegy seems to have been abandoned very abruptly in the fifth century. But perhaps most important, studies into the actual interpretation of any given elegiac poem of the archaic period need to reconsider the communication strategies and the traditionally encoded meanings that would have been commonly referenced by poets and audiences thoroughly familiar with such formulaic verse‐making techniques.

Keywords:   elegy, Greek meter, formula, performance

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