The Text

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199733293
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918539 | DOI:
The Text

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The chapter presents the text of Aristotle’s song for Hermias in Greek accompanied by a translation. The main sources of the text are surveyed and its contents are introduced by a “first reading” that registers the main poetic figures of the song as they would have unfolded before an ancient audience. Notice is taken of the song’s hymnic form and of the apparent baselessness of the charge of impiety.

Keywords: Aristotle; Hermias of Atarneus; hymn

Chapter.  2061 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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