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dc.contributor.authorLewis, Virginia Mason
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T02:46:11Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T02:46:11Z
dc.date.issued2007-08
dc.identifier.otherlewis_virginia_m_200708_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/lewis_virginia_m_200708_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24203
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a study of medical metaphors which compare song to medicine and poet to physician in the poetry of Pindar and Theocritus. The first chapter examines this theme in early Greek poetry, specifically in the early hexameter of HomerÕs Iliad and Odyssey, and HesiodÕs Theogony. The second chapter focuses on PindarÕs explicit medical comparisons as they define his role as a poet in his victory odes. Finally, a close reading of TheocritusÕ Idyll 11 demonstrates that healing songs are a continuous feature which permeates the Greek poetic tradition, spanning time and genre.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectHomer
dc.subjectHesiod
dc.subjectPindar
dc.subjectTheocritus
dc.subjectPythian 1
dc.subjectIliad
dc.subjectOdyssey
dc.subjectTheogony
dc.subjectPythian 3
dc.subjectNemean 4
dc.subjectIdyll 11
dc.subjectGreek poetry
dc.subjectMemory
dc.subjectHealing
dc.subjectSoothing
dc.subjectMedical metaphor
dc.subjectAncient medicine
dc.titleThe healing effect of song in the poetry of Pindar and Theocritus
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentClassics
dc.description.majorClassical Languages
dc.description.advisorCharles Platter
dc.description.committeeCharles Platter
dc.description.committeeNicholas Rynearson
dc.description.committeeNancy Felson


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