Poetics before Plato: Interpretation and Authority in Early Greek Theories of Poetry

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Index
Achilles: in Pindar, 67; as poet-figure, 1112, 18–19
aesthetic theory, eroticism in, 3
aesthetic value, in Socratic poetics, 89–90, 94
Ajax, 71
Alcinoos, 35
allegorical tradition, 5, 78
allegories: of audience, 27–38; of inspiration, 88–95; of Muses, 27–34; of poet 27–34; of poetic performance and reception, 27–34
ambiguity: in Hesiodic poetics 44, 46, 52, 58; in Homeric poetics, 17, 19, 21–23, 25; in Pindaric poetics, 63, 66
antidogmatism: in Apology, 108; in Socratic poetics, 116
antitraditionalism, in Socratic poetics, 5–6, 74, 94
anxiety: in Hesiodic poetics, 50–51; in Pindaric poetics, 75–76
Aphrodite, 38
Apollo, 114
Apology (Plato), 4–5, 78–79, 81–83, 88, 90, 92–93, 97n, 98–102, 108–9, 11216
appropriateness: in Pindaric poetics, 69–70; in Socratic poetics, 96
Ares, 38
Aristophanes, 4, 4n, 93, 114
Aristotle, Poetics, 12
Arthur, M., 45
athletic similes, 102, 105
audience: in Hesiodic poetics, 48–51, 53; in Homeric poetics, 14–15, 26–38; in Pindaric poetics, 74–76; as privy to divine knowledge, 26–7
Auerbach, E., 9–11, 34, 37–38
author: as character, 57–58; death of, 6; in Socratic poetics, 113
authority: in allegorical tradition, 78; in Hesiodic poetics, 44, 53, 56, 59, 61, 95, 98; in Homeric poetics, 17–18, 25–26, 32, 34, 39, 59, 61, 83, 95, 98; in Pindaric poetics, 61–62, 64, 66, 74, 77, 95, 98; in Protagoras, 101–2; in Socratic poetics, 4–6, 78, 82, 95, 98–99, 102, 116
autobiography, 55–59, 114
Barthes, R., 6
belief: in Plato, 92; in Socratic poetics, 9192
Bloom, H., 10
Bowie, E. L., 20n
Brooks, Peter, 29
Calypso, 29, 31n
Charis (grace), 72, 75η
Cicero, 28n
Circe, 29; as poet-figure, 30–31
Clouds (Aristophanes), 4, 4n, 114
creativity, 13n, 62n, 90
danger: in Hesiodic poetics, 46; in Homeric poetics, 27–31
deception: in Hesiodic poetics, 32, 43–46, 51, 59, 72–73; in Homeric poetics, 27, 31–33; in Pindaric poetics, 68–73
De Jong, I. J. Ε, 10η
Delphic oracle, 63, 78, 92–93, 99, 114–18
Demodocus, 15–16, 18, 34–35, 38, 41, 96
Derrida, J., 45
desire: in Homeric poetics, 28–30; in Plato's view of poetry, 92
Detienne, Μ., 16η, 22, 24
didacticism, 4In, 51, 95
divinity: in Hesiodic poetics, 41–42, 4754, 59, 75, 91; in Homeric poetics, 12, 14, 17–19, 23–24, 34, 39, 91; in Pindaric poetics, 64, 66–68, 91; in Socratic poetics, 6, 79, 81, 90, 94, 114–18
Dodds, E. R., 62–63
dogmatism: in Euthyphro, 82; in Pindar, 61, 74, 77; in Protagoras, 107–8
emotion: in Plato, 92; in Socratic poetics, 81, 91–92
eroticism: in aesthetic theory, 3, in Homeric poetics, 3, 28–34

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Abbreviations xi
  • Introduction - Poetry, Knowledge, and Interpretation 1
  • Chapter One - Supernatural Knowledge in Homeric Poetics 9
  • Chapter Two - Hesiod's Naturalism 40
  • Chapter Three - Pindar: the Poet as Interpreter 62
  • Chapter Four - Socratic Poetics 78
  • Chapter Five - Toward a Model of Socratic Interpretation 99
  • Bibliographic References 119
  • Index 125
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