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Solon van Athene as ‘betrokke’ digter

W. J. Henderson
Literator | Vol 9, No 2 | a845 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v9i2.845 | © 1988 W. J. Henderson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 May 1988 | Published: 07 May 1988

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W. J. Henderson,, South Africa

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Abstract

Littérature engagée is an important component of contemporary literary creation and criticism. The present article examines this phenomenon in the surviving iambic and elegiac poetry of the Athenian statesman and poet, Solon (early 6th century B.C.), in order to offer comparative material to the modern student of the subject.

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