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Archilochos Heros: The Cult of Poets in the Greek Polis
by Diskin Clay
The discovery of the Mnesiepes inscription on Paros revealed the third century be belief that the young Archilochos was transformed into a poet by an encounter with the Muses. It also revealed that the poet had become the object of a cult by his fellow islanders as he was transformed in death to a local hero. This is the first attempt to trace the history of this cult from ...more
Paperback, 215 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Harvard University Press
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