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The Hidden ChorusEchoes of Genre in Tragic Lyric$
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L. A. Swift

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199577842

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577842.001.0001

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(p.367) Conclusion
The Hidden Chorus

L. A. Swift

Oxford University Press

The Conclusion aims to summarize what has emerged from the close reading of particular genres and plays in the earlier chapters, and to examine several broader issues which arise from the relationship between tragedy and lyric. It begins by summarizing the techniques which tragic poets used to evoke lyric genre, and argues that the tragedians aimed to keep these allusions accessible to as large a section of the audience as possible. It goes on to discuss the functions that generic interaction can perform: in particular, the creation of a sense of mismatch between the values implicit in the genre and what the audience sees in the play. Finally it explores what the phenomenon of generic interaction can tell us about tragedy as a poetic genre and its role in Athenian musical culture.

Keywords:   generic interaction, chorus, paian, hymenaios, thrēnoi, partheneia, allusion, epinikion, ritual

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