** COURSERA MODULE 3: lectures 1, 2. Gr. Athenaeus Doctors at Dinner 14. 10. 82. cf. 3.3 Tyrants and Sages. 10 : Poppy-cakes are mentioned by Alcman in his fifth Book thus: Seven couches and as many tables crowned with poppy-cakes and linseed and sesame,94 and set among the flagons cups of damaskt gold; It is a sweetmeat made with honey and linseed.95. Eusebius Chronicle 403 : Or. Metr. . Byz. Scholiast on Aristophanes Pac. psileus, “winger”: one who stands on the edge of a band of singers; whence Alcman’s, “she who loves to stand on the edge of the choir.” 50, Bekker Inedita 2. The author of the comedy called The Helots says : “It is old-fashioned to sing Stesichorus, or Alcman, or Simonides. . Eust. On this ground, if on no other, Tyrtaeus deserves the title of poet. 43 : fr. Alcman was the salve of Agesidas, but received his freedom because he was a man of parts.3. Graikos, “Graecus”: Hellen – accented oxytone – the son of Thessalus, whence the Hellenes came to be called Greeks. . 20. cf. 481, Paroem.  Verily there is a vengeance from on high, and happy he that weaveth merrily one day’s weft without a tear. 10 1. Il. 305 : 9 "Professor Lattimore, holding closely to the original metres, has produced renderings of great power and beauty. Alcman and Hesiod make a Goddess of Medea. 31c : In addition, we must remember that Alcman, also Spartan, was roughly contemporary with Tyrtaeus, and his poetry is very different. 98. cf.  For neither is abundance of purple defence enough,13 nor speckled snake of pure gold, nor the Lydian wimple that adorns the sweet and soft-eyed maid, nor yet the tresses of our Nanno, nay nor Areta the goddess-like, nor Thylacis and Cleësithera, nor again shalt thou go to Aenesimbrota’s and say “Give me Astaphis and let me see Philylla, and Damareta and the lovely Ianthemis;” there is no need of that, for I am safe14 with Hagesichora. A.O. 482 : Would O would God I were but a ceryl, such as flies fearless of heart with the halcyons over the bloom of the wave, the Spring’s own bird that is purple as the sea!38. 6. 43 : and as for her silvern face, how shall I put it you in express words? No] : This refers to those of the younger generation who identified Ares with Enyalius . 1917. 510 : [on the musical instrument called magadis] : And Alcman, too, says: Etymologicum Magnum 171. . 3 : Ibid. 570 . 39. probably from a poem dealing with Nausicaa and Odysseus’ entertainment by Alcinous, Od. Stephanus of Byzantium Lexicon : Psyria, a little islet with anchorage for twenty ships . 2 : Hesychius Glossary : 85. cf. 1 The cock halcyons are called ceryls, and when they grow old and weak and unable to fly, their mates carry them upon their wings; and with this is connected the passage in Alcman where he says that age has made him weak and unable to whirl round with the choirs and with the dancing of the maidens: O maidens of honey voice so loud and clear, my limbs can carry me no more. 409, Sch. Pityussae: various islands, called Pityodes by Alcman.85, Etymologicum Magnum 663. . But I had no need, it seems, to invoke her aid, seeing that you yourselves, you maidens, have inspired me with so loud a voice. The Muse crieth aloud, that Siren clear and sweet. [on the scyphus] : Asclepiades of Myrlea, in his treatise on the Cup of Nestor, says that the scyphus or “can,” and the cissybium or “mazer” were never used by town-dwellers and people of means, but only by swineherds and shepherds and country-folk . Pron. 9. i.e. 234 [on Sparta] : Behind the colonnade which runs beside the Grove of Planes there are shrines of Alcimus and Enarsphorus and, close by, one of Dorceus, and adjoining this again one of Sebrus, all of whom are said to have been sons of Hippocoön. [Son of Laomedon] : Priam’s mother as we are told by Porphyrius in his book On the Names omitted by Homer, was according to the lyric poet Alcman Zeuxippè, but according to Hellanicus Strymo. 59. probably addressed to Achilles, cf. Od. 107 Klotz : Plutarch Life of Lycurgus 21 : According to the lyric poet Alcman, the horses given by Neptune to Juno were named Cyllarus (or Bowlegs) and Xanthus (or Bayard), Cyllarus being given to Pollux and Xanthus to his brother. Pausanias Description of Greece 3. ... Archilochus wrote the first non-epic poetry on the historical record. About the time of the ________ ________War, Spartan literature declined, cultural pursuits ended, and Sparta's economy stagnated. “. P. 4. The Aeolians use the digamma-forms in every case and gender . 4. 678b : (26.4) and the ch-form in the genitive; compare: Choeroboscus in Bekker’s Inedita 3. Ibid. There are four spheres and these are called by the ancients stoicheia because each of them lies in a row or rank, just as Alcman somewhere called girls dancing in a line, Suidas Glossary : Tyrtaeus (/tɜːrˈtiːəs/; Greek: Τυρταῖος Tyrtaios; fl. It is used for this reason, for instance, by Alcman: . 11. . Feminine dissyllables ending in -tis, which are not epithets and of which the penultimate syllable contains o either simple or in a diphthong, have the acute accent on the last syllable, for instance koitis, . 236 : Ibid. 5. And Alcman calls beloved maidens aitiai "darlings." Ter. Av. 25, Qu. Od. The most important poets writing in Greek in the sixth century BCE came from Sicily and southern Italy. The optative, as it is in Alcman: Etymologicum Magnum 506. 27 : by the change of n to l, a substitution which the Dorians make by saying phintatos for philtatos “deartest”; . . 3.4 Athens 1 – the social and economic situation through 600 BCE. This about the 7th century B.C. . The good modern sources include: Paul Cartledge (he has written heaps and is considered the contemporaty expert; Sarah Pomeroy on … Pausanias Description of Greece 1. Assus . . . ausion, “idle, useless” : Ibycus uses this form . 566. Ibid. No longer, maiden voices sweet-calling, sounds of allurement, can my limbs bear me up; oh I wish, I wish I could be a seabird who with halcyons skims the surf-flowers of the sea water with … . 1447. 138 (Nausicaa’s companions on seeing Odysseus) 78. Scholiast on Pindar I. Greek poetry article: Call for discussion. ; but it is more frequent in the lyric poet Alcman; whence its name. 2 (Alkman en a melôn), Prisc. . Aye, she sings like a very swan beside the yellow streams of Xanthus, and she that cometh next to that knot of yellow hair . 265, 1, E.M. 186. . which the Dorians call lados, as Alcman: that is, clothed in a handsome summer dress. Olympiad 42. But Alcman, too, says in his first Book: Ibid. Suidas Lexicon : [Would that such a man might be my husband here dwelling, and would be pleased to abide with me!] 1. Tyrtaeus is known especially for military and political poems. 114f : Apollonius Pronouns 93. . 165. Tyrtaeus they are?) . 23 : Walz 9. 60. cf. And eika, which means “to be like,” as in Alcman: Athenaeus Doctors at Dinner 3. . 38. cf. . Even the busy beeForgets her daily toil. 457 : 18 himation ekdounai pleunai, “send his cloak to be cleaned” ca. Adv. And Graeca in Alcman is the mother of Hellen. Ibid. 7, Cram. He wrote at the time of the second Messenian war. In another place Alcman becomes so God-inspired that you may say he is not only entheos in the ordinary sense of the word but speaks the God’s actual words like ea God from the machine, deus ex machina: Athenaeus Doctors at Dinner 10. 159. Walz 5. 16. The termination -phi is used by Homer in three cases, genitative, dative, and accusative . but Alcman tausios; compare: Apollonius Pronouns 107. For the location of Sparta in the Peloponnese, consult this map. The drinking songs are derived mainly from Athenaeus' collection of Attic scolia, short pieces performed at drinking parties in Athens. [on the Phrygian “mode”] : This mode was first invented and practised by Phrygians, and that is why flute-players in Greece have Phrygian names like those of slaves, for instance Sambas, and Adon, and Telus, in Alcman. Maximus Planudes On Hermogenes Rh. auas: perhaps it has been circumflexed on the first like nauos for naos “temple,” . “For if it is to be joined with ‘Thessalian-born’ it is an ethnic adjective and should be accented circumflex on the penultimate” – thus Herodian, in his Universal Prosody, and Ptolemaeus: “but if it is connected with a ‘keeper of sheep,’ it is obvious that the accent should be acute on the last but two, and that it means ‘cowherd’ or ‘goatherd,’ an appellation which is properly followed by ‘keeper of sheep.’” 20. Ar. 299, Cram. Od. It may be therefore that the optative ein, “would be,” is an Aeolic word derived from the participle eis, “being,” the declension of which, Heracleides says, is observed by the poets, and he gives the following instance of it from Alcman: Remembrance belongs to them that were there. 19, 415. These choruses are three in number, the youths in front, the old men on the right, and the men on the left; and they dance naked, singing songs by Thaletas and Alcman and the paeans of the Spartan Dionysodotus. . Eustathius on the Odyssey 1618. He was general of the Spartans during the Second Messenian war, in the seventh century before Christ, and by his patriotic verses … these and poppy 48. or “my”: cf. The age at which Terpander flourished is generally considered one of the best ascertained dates of that remote period of chronology; although the still more important question of his relation, in point of time, to the other early musicians, Olympus and Clonas, and to the earliest iambic and elegiac poets, Archilochus and Callinus, and the lyric poets Tyrtaeus and Alcman… The story is told by Alcman in his first Book. Foreign poets like the Lesbian Terpander and Cretan Thaletas were … Synt. to whom hath been shown the gift of the sweet Muses at the hands of one that is right happy among maidens, to wit the flaxen-haired Megalostrata. 23. reference to Heracles? They are renowned for their skilful and vivid depictions of war, peace, love, hatred, disgrace and honor. Apoll. . Il. For instance they summoned Terpander, Thales, Tyrtaeus, Nymphaeus of Cydonia, and Alcman. 31 66. cf. In another passage, by way of displaying the greatness of his own fame, Alcman makes so preposterous an enumeration of peoples, that the hapless scholar to this day is trying to find out where in the world they can be, and it would pay him better, I think, to retrace his steps for many miles than to spend his time over the Sciapods or Shadow-feet. 350 89 : He speaks of her thus: . It should be understood, too that the third person singular ên takes the form ês, “he was,” in Alcman, by the Doric change of n to s.106. Falleth dumb upon the shore among the tangle;30. here, too, he has give the fourth foot a spondee, for the first syllable of phukessi is long. (132), as Alcman says, and in the form tei: Thy overcoming shall fall to the lot of Paris.59. Eustathius on the Iliad 1154. For the melting air drops the most dew at full moon, as the lyric poet Alcman implies when he says that the dew is daughter of the Air and Moon: such as are nursed by the dew that is the daughter of Zeus and the divine Moon56. These by their own folly did seek them their dooms, and their evil imaginations brought them into suffering never to be forgot. Alcman's choral poem found at Saqqara 1 in 1855 will be one of the poems considered. Apollonius Adverbs 2. according to Sosibius the anemone or windflower is called by the Spartans “shine-bright.”, From a manuscript quoted by Reitzenstein. I think Greek Poetry should be a separate article. [on wines] : Alcman says, I think: “That wine unfired and of finest scent which comes from the Five Hills,“ which is about a mile from Sparta, and that of Denthiades, a frontier-post, and that of Carystus, which is nearly in Arcadia, and that of Oenus, Onogli, and Stathmus, which are all in the neighbourhood of Pitanè – in his own words: That wine unfired and of the finest scent, either that which comes from the Five Hills, or that which is the wine of Oenus, or else the Denthian or the Carystian, or the wine of Onogli or of Stathmi . Athenaeus Doctors at Dinner 15. . Carm. Alcman of Sparta. 3.2 Sparta 2 – consolidation and the Spartan way of life. Ibid. The Cretan and the sea: Proverbial of those who know but pretend they do not; it means “the islander does not know the sea” . [on the dactylic] : Alcman who has whole stanzas of this metre: Come, Muse Calliopè, daughter of Zeus, begin thy lovely lines, and make a hymn to our liking and a dance that shall please.53. 23. A.O. 94. i.e. . 272 The Four Great Athenians79 : 84. cf. He’ll none of your fine confections, not he; for, like the people, he seeketh unto the common fare.54. 3. and in Alcman, when he says of Strife. 3 779) Od. of the grey-eyed 5. . See more » Archaic Greece Archaic Greece was the period in Greek history lasting from the eighth century BC to the second Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC, following the Greek Dark Ages and New!! Alcman is said sometimes to identify and sometimes to distinguish them. Introd. 233, Apoll. . . . Gram. Athenaeus Doctors at Dinner 3. He calls the gods daimones either because . Terpander is cited as the inventor of some striking innovations, namely the seven-stringed lyre, certain lyric forms such as the nomos and new scales and rhythms. . Apoll. . The Alcmanic “figure” is that whereby plural or dual nouns21 or verbs are placed between singular nouns which go together. . Not so; vanquished were they all by the eldest of Gods, to wit by Destiny (Aisa) and Device (Poros), and their strength had not so much as a shoe to her foot. A.P. Such is Hagesichora; and yet she whose beauty shall run second not unto hers but unto Agido’s, shall run as courser Colaxaean to pure Ibenian-bred; for as we bear along her robe to Orthia, these our Doves11 rise to fight for us12 amid the ambrosial night not as those heavenly Doves but brighter, aye even as Sirius himself. Strabo Geography 1. . p. 57, Scholiast on Ar. Athenaeus Doctors at Dinner 9. . 12 and 64 . . 3. 305. . kerkolura: Alcman used this form instead of krekolura . 472, Gram. and Alcman. E.G. . Arist. 20 : Sparta, like England, had great composers when she imported them. . Apollonius Pronouns 95. This according to the people of Thalamae was the birthplace of the Dioscuri, and their testimony, I know, agrees with that of a song of Alcman’s; but they say that though born they were not bred there, and that it was Hermes who carried them to Pellana. 4, Erotian 99. His feeling for the telling noun and verb, the simple yet poignant epithet, and the dramatic turn of syntax is marked. Read all poems of Alcman and infos about Alcman. (On Inflexions). 35. Metr. Pop. The anonymous pieces come from papyrus, vases, and stone as well as from literary texts, and include hymns, narrative poetry, and satirical writing. 25 : 10. Amazon.com: Greek Lyric II: Anacreon, Anacreontea, Choral Lyric from Olympis to Alcman (Loeb Classical Library No. Eust. From a First-Century Papyrus, the Mariette Papyrus :  . Ibid. . ... Terpander and Thaletas instituted musical schools at Sparta. ca. Old Etymologicum Magnum : His poems are regarded as the first existing work on Western literature. Alcman :– A Laconian of Messoa, wrongly called by Crates a Lydian of Sardis. 92 : 4. . . All of these primary sources contain invaluable information. 1 (2006), pages 19-52 ^ Didymus ap. 20 : Bek. Etymologicum Magnum 228. 60 : He flourished in the 37th Olympiad (B.C. He flourished in the 37th Olympiad (B.C. 73. cf. 39a : 89. reference to some game like our “touch” or “tig”; he means he is not really in love, it is “only a flutter” . 34. cf. but Alcman from a Trojan named Carneüs. Apollonius Pronouns 365A : Harl. Sound anew the clear-twanging [lyre]. . . [Such was Cyllarus when he bent to the rein of Pollux] : . But it is better to take it as toiling (moreô) over their barking, because of their keeping awake. 855 : 2 With them we left windy Erineus 3 and came to the wide island of Pelops 4. . 2. 239, 11. the leader and her second were apparently called, and perhaps dressed as, doves; this was also the name of the constellation of the Pleiades; Orthia (later Artemis Orthia) was a bird-goddess 2. 6 and 7: with 28 cf. For it was Achilles who sent Thetis up to Zeus and the prayer is transferred to him. Od. the Greek world underwent social and economic change. Modern scholars are less specific: dates for the Second Messenian War and hence for Tyrtaeus are given as broad approximations, such as "the latter part of the 7th century" and "any time between the sixties and the thirties" of the seventh century. Athenaeus Doctors at Dinner 1. Men Rh. He was the father of Greek music and through it, of lyric poetry, although his own poetical compositions were few and in extremely simple rhythms.He simplified rules of the … . 52. in this book I have placed all other fragments of choral or otherwise general type 1701. I quote from Oswyn Murray's book Early Greece 2 regarding Alcman: The final subjection of Messenia was to have long term effects; but the immediate consequence was a … 428 Keil (Alcman in primo), Him. 81d : : 11 : [on apples] : Alcman means the struthian apple when he says: though Apollodorus and Sosibius take it as a quince. 71. 62. cf. Heracleides of Pontus Constitutions 2 : 7. [on the Ionieum a minore] : And indeed whole poems have been written in this metre, as in Alcman: The saffron-robèd Muses this to the far-flinging Son of Zeus. Athenaeus Doctors at Dinner 14. Miltiades, Themistocles, Pericles, Cimon Cod. There were six books of Alcman's choral poetry in antiquity (ca. Cram. 7. Aristides 2. A lyric poet, the son of Damas or, according to some authorities, of Titarus. Gr. 50 : Assignment: read the so-called "Constitution of Sparta," and skim Plutarch's Life of Lycurgus. Stephanus of Byzantium Lexicon : And yet among the ancient men of letter neither Homer, nor Hesiod, nor Archilochus, nor Peisander, nor Stesichorus, nor Alcman, nor Pindar, knew anything of an Egyptian or Phoenician Heracles, but all know this one Heracles who was both of Boeotia and of Argos. when you, the chorus-leader, have won the singing-contest for Alcman, I, the judge (Alcman makes him say) will give you – and him – the prize . 95. i.e. Oriono , Et.Mag. 21 . blêr bait; and another word for it is aithma; the word occurs in Alcman. And shall we pass Scaeus by, that was so great a captain of the host, and Eurytus and Alcon that were supremest of heroes in the tumult of the battle-mellay? He is known especially for political and military elegies, exhorting Spartans to support … . 38, Eust. . 8 Clement of Alexandria, Miscellanies.  No poems attributed to Terpander survive complete, and very few lines of his are quoted by later Greek writers; it must be regarded as doubtful whether he worked in writing. 66 : 30 : Char. 43, Sch. [on Alcathous] : Alcman in a song to the Dioscuri tells us how they seized Aphidnae and took prisoner the mother of Theseus, but says that Theseus himself was not there.24. Ibid. . Mimnermus The Suda (test. Scholiast on Apollonius of Rhodes Argonautica 1. 636f : An. 2. 915 Lentz) : Deep in the sea,The countless finny race and monster broodTranquil repose. Nem. Tyrtaeus (/tɜːrˈtiːəs/; Greek: Τυρταῖος Tyrtaios) was a Greek lyric poet from Sparta who composed verses around the time of the Second Messenian War, the date of which is not clearly established, but sometime in the latter part of the seventh century BC. Here is the . 100. i.e. [on the flower calcha] : This flower is mentioned by Alcman, thus: wearing a golden chain of dainty-petalled calcha-flowers. 7. 155. 41. . . )87, Suidas Lexicon : He has completely freed the poems from sentimentality, and the thrilling ancient names—Anacreon, Alcaeus, Simonides, Sappho—acquire fresh brilliance and vitality under his hand. 606. . [on nectar] : I know that Alexandrides says that nectar is not the Gods’ drink but their food; . . hêdumos, “pleasant”; . 44. cf. 41 : There is no comment submitted by members.. © Poems are the property of their respective owners. 23 : Page 611) : Flourished Alcman, according to some authorities. . The diminutive or pet-name is a name expressive of smallness and suitable to girls. : Aristarchus athetises both these lines, but is doubtful about the first because Alcman has adopted it, making some maidens say: O Father Zeus! The Poems of Sappho, by John Myers O'Hara, , full text etext at sacred-texts.com p. 37 HERO, OF GYARA I taught Hero, of Gyara, the swift runner; Swifter far was she than Atalanta, When through clinging fleece of her wind Ecphr. . The Spartan claim to Alcman is false. 25. 10, E.G. Rh. For Zeus himself, the son of Cronus and husband of faircrowned Hera, has given this state to the descendants of Heracles. . 631-625), when Ardys father of The longest is a partheneion (a choral song for girls) discovered on a 1st-century papyrus in Egypt in 1855. in 1855. 87. cf. 30. the calm sea, 31. to a written speech of his own In Alcman the word peizô, “to press,” takes the form piazô; compare: And the Goddess took, and pressed in her hand the crown-lock of his head. 104. cf. Cram. He is the earliest representative of the Alexandrinian canon of the nine lyric poets. Elem. [on garlands] : “Thyreateic" :– This, according to Sosibius in his tract on Sacrifices, is the name of a kind of garland at Sparta, made of palm-leaves, and known nowadays as psilinos. 5, 1404, Choer. 3. There is mention of some Phrygian tribes which cannot be traced, as the Berecyntians; and Alcman says: Hephaestion 71 Handbook of Metre : 263 : An. . 108. the word means “that which draws” cf. . Herodian in his treatise On Inflexions declares that it is derived from agos, “guilt or expiation,” – agizô by syncope azô . "—Louise Bogan, The New Yorker "The 105. apparently acc. . . Brackish neighbour: from Alcman the lyrist, meaning “it is a bad thing to have the sea for a neighbour.” . 29. cf. 32 : Antigonus of Carystus Marvels 27 (23) : agazô . [on voracity] : And in his third Book the poet Alcman records that he was a glutton, thus: And then I’ll give you a fine great caldron wherein you may gather a plentiful dinner. 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