Ancient Greece Feb 15 Exam 2

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Ancient Greece Feb 15 Exam 2 WEEK 5: GREEK LYRIC POETRY A totally different style than Homer or Hesiod Really interested in individualism: love, sex, politics, concerns of the individuals, women,  and contact with East and West o Much more attention paid to women than there was in the Iliad Uses different subjects and different interpretations that Homer and Hesiod 1 st   Greek poetry not written in Dactylic Hexameter Most poetry is written in: (different types of meter) o Iambic – used to attack and criticize people  o Melic – meter has been fitted to a song Praise poetry, Hymn for the gods or marriage o Elegiac – adaption of dactylic hexameter Used to tell stories o Lyric – played to the lyre Praised poetry, Hymn for the gods or marriage Death of epic poetry o There was no epic poetry during 8 th  C BC- 3 rd  C BC Suggests different focus in Greek society From aristocratic society to individual concerns  Most poets are not from mainland Greece Canon: 9 lyric poets  o In Ancient Greece, you are well educated if you have read all of these people Archilochus of Paros (c. 680 – after 648)
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From Paros First to write Iambic poetry; first not to write in epic poetry   Writes in iambs and is portrayed with a lyre Everything read by him was probably performed in public 
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