Traditional Elegy The Interplay of Meter, Tradition, and Context in Early Greek Poetry


Traditional Elegy explores several issues related to the traditional compositional techniques that lay behind archaic Greek elegy. Through investigation of elegy's metrical partitioning, its repeated phraseological patterns, and the symbiosis of those patterns with metrical anomalies, it becomes clear that oral-formulaic processes were indeed at the heart of such poetry.

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