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Archilochos Heros: The Cult of Poets in the Greek Polis

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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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