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7th-Century BC Greek People: Draco, Alcman, Periander, Mimnermus, Polymnestus, Tyrtaeus, Stesichorus, Thaletas, Lycurgus of Sparta Source Wikipedia

7th-Century BC Greek People: Draco, Alcman, Periander, Mimnermus, Polymnestus, Tyrtaeus, Stesichorus, Thaletas, Lycurgus of Sparta

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Published August 17th 2011
ISBN : 9781157491859
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28 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Draco, Alcman, Periander, Mimnermus, Polymnestus, Tyrtaeus, Stesichorus, Thaletas, Lycurgus ofMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Draco, Alcman, Periander, Mimnermus, Polymnestus, Tyrtaeus, Stesichorus, Thaletas, Lycurgus of Sparta, Battus I of Cyrene, Pheidon, Pittacus of Mytilene, Cypselus, Theagenes of Megara, Analatos Painter, Demaratus the Corinthian, Callinus, Cylon of Athens, Arcesilaus I of Cyrene, Chionis of Sparta, Philip I of Macedon, Theopompus of Sparta, Peisander, Semonides of Amorgos, Zaleucus, Lesches, Thrasybulus, Mesogeia Painter, Eurycratides, Alcander, Eurycrates, Anaxander, Onomastus of Smyrna, Anaxidamus, Lycophron of Corinth. Excerpt: Stesichorus (Ancient Greek: , circa 640 - 555 BC) was the first great poet of the Greek West. He is best known for telling epic stories in lyric metres but he is also famous for some ancient traditions about his life, such as his opposition to the tyrant Phalaris, and the blindness he is said to have incurred and cured by composing verses first insulting and then flattering to Helen of Troy. He was ranked among the nine lyric poets esteemed by the scholars of Hellenistic Alexandria and yet his work attracted relatively little interest among ancient commentators, so that remarkably few fragments of his poetry now survive. As one scholar observed in 1967: Time has dealt more harshly with Stesichorus than with any other major lyric poet. Recent discoveries, recorded on Egyptian papyrus (notably and controversially, the Lille papyrus, in 1974), have led to some improvements in our understanding of his work, confirming his role as a link between Homers epic narrative and the lyric narrative of poets like Pindar. The following description of the birthplace of the monster Geryon, preserved as a quote by the geographer Strabo, is characteristic of the descriptive fulness of his style: ........................A nineteenth century translation imaginatively fills in the gaps while communicating s...