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Receiving the kômos, the context and performance of epinician

Heath, M. (1988) Receiving the kômos, the context and performance of epinician. American Journal of Philology, 109 (2). pp. 180-195. ISSN 0002-9475


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Epinician poetry is associated with the kômos that celebrated victory, and shares with other komastic poetry the reception-motif that points to the arrival of the kômos at a temple or the victor's home as its typical context (although processional performance is possible in some cases). Kômoi typically involved unison singing of traditional victory songs, but there is no compelling evidence to support the assumption that commissioned epinician poetry was typically performed by a chorus; some evidence suggests that solo performance may have been the norm.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 1988 Johns Hopkins University Press. This is an author produced electronic version of an article accepted for publication in American Journal of Philology.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of Humanities (Leeds) > Classics (Leeds)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2005
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 18:03
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/397

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