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The Emergence of the Lyric Canon


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Table of Contents

List of Maps and Figures
Conventions and Abbreviations
Note to the Reader
0: Introduction: The Lyric Canon
0.1: Canons and Canonization
0.2: The Emergence of the Lyric Canon: Chapter Layout
0.3: The Hermeneutic Framework: Reception and the Classic
1: The World of Lyric: Local, Pan-Hellenic, and Athenian
1.1: The World of Lyric: Lyric Geography and Travels
1.1.1: Local and Wandering Lyric Poets
1.1.2: Poetic Pan-Hellenism and Pan-Hellenic Poets
1.2: The World of 'Athenian' Lyric
1.2.1: Importing Lyric Poets
1.2.2: Monuments and Names
2: The Canonical Nine on the Comic Stage
2.1: Lyric Names for the Symposium
2.2: Melic Poems, Quotations, and Caricatures
2.3: Lyric Figures and Vivid Comic Portrayals
2.4: Recollecting Melic Poems and Recognizing Lyric Poets
3: Plato, Poetry, and the Lyric Nine
3.1: Lyric Poets: Authorities and Models of Inspiration
3.2: Awareness, Knowledge, and Recognition
3.3: Sophoi Lyric Poets and their Transhistorical Truths
4: The Peripatos: Aristotle's Project on Greek Culture
4.1: The Peripatetic Project
4.2: The Peri-treatises on the Lyric Poets
4.3: The 'Lyric' Library of the Peripatos
4.4: Passing on the Inherited Lyric Agenda
5: Towards a Written Text
5.1: Orality and/or Textuality?
5.2: Lyric Texts, Melic Performances, and Lyric Memory
5.3: The Sociology of Lyric Reception and Transmission
6: The Hellenistic Era: Lyric Texts and the Lyric Canon
6.1: Travelling Texts, the Library, and Scholarship
6.1.1: From Athens to the Alexandrian Library?
6.1.2: Working on Lyric Texts in the Library
6.1.3: Travelling Corpora and Travelling Poems
6.2: Canonizing Lyric: The 'Hellenistic' Lyric Canon
7: The Paradox of Bacchylides
7.1: The Alexandrian Bacchylides: Scholarship
7.2: The Alexandrian Bacchylides: Knowledge and Reputation
7.3: Traces of Bacchylides before the Hellenistic Era
8: Conclusion
Index Locorum
Subject Index

About the Author

Theodora A. Hadjimichael is WIRL Marie Sk/lodowska-Curie COFUND Fellow at the University of Warwick, UK. She previously held fellowships at Radboud University, Nijmegen in the Netherlands and at LMU Munich in Germany, and taught at the Open University of Cyprus. Her research focuses on Greek lyric poetry and its reception in antiquity as well as on ancient literary and cultural history.

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