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Die klassiflkasie van die antieke Griekse liriekvorms

W. J. Henderson
Literator | Vol 15, No 1 | a656 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v15i1.656 | © 1994 W. J. Henderson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 May 1994 | Published: 02 May 1994

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W. J. Henderson, Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit, South Africa

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Abstract

Early Greek lyric poetry was composed for and performed on specific occasions. Instead o f a general term such as our 'lyric particular forms of 'lyric’ were composed for particular occasions and for particular ways of performance. In this article such distinctions as are encountered among the poets themselves, as well as the theoretical classifications of the 'lyric' forms in the Classical period (5th to late 4th century) as exemplified by Plato and Aristotle, and in the Hellenistic or Alexandrian period (late 4th to 1st century B.C.) - as reflected, inter alia, in the Chrestomatheia of Proclus (410-485 C.E.) are examined.

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