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By Elizabeth Irwin

Interpreting the interplay among poetics and politics in old Greece's archaic interval, in courting to the paintings of Solon, this quantity argues that, regularly, the political expressions of martial exhortation elegy have been aristocratic in nature and that the symposiasts tried to say a heroic identification at the wider polis neighborhood. The research demonstrates how Solon's poetry subverts this tradition, utilizing the poetic traditions of epic and Hesiod to extra assorted political goals. It concludes through having a look past the confines of Solon's poetic appropriations to argue for different impacts on his poetry, specifically that of tyranny.

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