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The Cup of Song: Studies on Poetry and the Symposion

Vanessa Cazzato, Dirk Obbink, and Enrico Emanuele Prodi


The symposion is arguably the most significant and well-documented context for the performance, transmission, and criticism of archaic and classical Greek poetry. The Cup of Song explores how Greek poetry relates to the symposion considered as both an actual performance context and an imaginary space pregnant with social, political, and aesthetic implications. This collection of essays by an international group of leading scholars flashes light on different facets of this symbiotic relation of symposion and poetry across Greek literary history. It covers the entire span of Greek literature int ... More

Keywords: symposion, poetry, lyric, literature, Greece, performance, cup, vase-painting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199687688
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687688.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vanessa Cazzato, editor
Post-doctoral researcher, Radboud University Nijmegen

Dirk Obbink, editor
Associate Professor of Papyrology and Greek Literature, University of Oxford

Enrico Emanuele Prodi, editor
Junior Research Fellow in Classics, Christ Church, Oxford

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