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Alcman and the Cosmos of Sparta

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The Partheneion, or “maiden song,” composed in the seventh century BCE by the Spartan poet Alcman, is the earliest substantial example of a choral lyric. A provocative reinterpretation of the Partheneion and its broader context, Alcman and the Cosmos of Sparta excavates the poem’s invocations of widespread and long-lived cosmological ideas that cast the universe as perfect ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by University Of Chicago Press (first published November 1st 2008)
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