Simonides on the Persian Wars: A Study of the Elegiac Verses of the "New Simonides"

1st Edition

Lawrence M. Kowerski

Published June 28, 2012
Reference - 260 Pages - 15 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415651707 - CAT# Y143801
Series: Studies in Classics

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This book considers what evidence the "new Simonides" fragments offer for Simonides' elegiac compositions on the Persian Wars. The current orthodoxy is that they represent three separate elegies on individual battles, one on Artemisium, one on Salamis, and one on Plataea. Kowerski evaluates what evidence these fragments provide for these compositions, and in doing so, questions the validity of the current interpretation of the "new Simonides."


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