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By Richard Gray

ISBN-10: 1118795423

ISBN-13: 9781118795422

A heritage of yankee Poetry provides a finished exploration of the improvement of yankee poetic traditions from their pre-Columbian origins to the current day.

- bargains a close and available account of the whole variety of yankee poetry
- Situates the tale of yankee poetry inside of an important social and historic contexts, and locations person poets and poems within the appropriate intertextual contexts
- Explores and translates American poetry when it comes to the foreign positioning and multicultural personality of the United States
- offers readers with a method to appreciate the person works and personalities that helped to form probably the most major our bodies of literature of the prior few centuries

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Hardly. The only Spartan that Aristophanes ridicules, as we have seen, is Kleomenes, safely dead for some eighty years. How are we to explain this silence? Did Aristophanes have personal friends at Sparta whom he was unwilling to offend? We do not know. There remains the way in which Aristophanes alludes to peace initiatives. 43 He says nothing of Athens' peace proposals in 430, and never suggests that they might have had good reasons for rejecting Spartan offers. Thus in Acharnians, no one will listen in the Assembly when the question of making peace is raised.

El. , 1302), and they are protective towards their sisters who do not always deserve this. There are some other passages concerning the Dioscuri. Electra was originally betrothed to her uncle Castor tEl. ). ) and are honoured by mortals for their role as saviours. ), despite their beauty. ), regarding Apollo as responsible for the matricide; but their power to intervene is limited. At Tr. 132 f. Helen is a disgrace to Castor and to Sparta generally. ) to have been forcibly abducted, on the ground that she sought no help from the Spartiates in general, or her brothers in particular (I am unconvinced by Scodel's proposed deletion (1980: 144) of these lines).

The date of his birth is not firmly established, but must fall between 457 and 445;32 so he could have gone to Sparta in his teens, or during the uneasy years following the Peace of Nikias. The tradition that Aristophanes was in some way connected with Aigina," does not help us. There they spoke Argolic, which, although Doric, was not close enough to Lakonian to have served as a model. The significance of Aigina in the present context may rather lie in its geographical position as a stepping-stone between Athens and the Peloponnese.

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