Full and up-to-date commentary on a varied selection of poems from the attractive corpus of Greek lyric.
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Felix Budelmann is University Lecturer in Classical Languages and Literature at the University of Oxford and Tutorial Fellow at Magdalen College. He is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric (2009).
List of maps; Preface; Conventions and abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Definitions and perspectives; 2. Charting the corpus; 3. Genre and genres; 4. Performers, authors and the lyric voice; 5. Relationship with epic; 6. Dissemination and transmission; 7. Metre; 8 Dialect; Greek lyric: a selection: Alcman, Alcaeus, Sappho, Stesichorus, Ibycus, Anacreon, Simonides, Timotheus, Anonymous song; Commentary; Works cited; Index.
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