Archaic and Classical Choral Song: Performance, Politics and by Lucia Athanassaki, Ewen Bowie

By Lucia Athanassaki, Ewen Bowie

This booklet addresses the functionality and dissemination of Greek poems of the 7th to the 5th centuries BC whose premieres have been awarded by way of a refrain making a song in a ritual context or in secular celebrations of athletic victories. It explores how choruses awarded themselves; individuals´ and communities´ roles in investment performances and securing the circulate of texts; how performances endured inside and out family members and town, no matter if chorally or in symposia; and the way such performances contributed to transmission of the poems´ texts until eventually they have been accumulated by way of Hellenistic students.

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The most important of these points, the nature of the festival at which the song is being performed, I shall deal with later (section 9 below). At this stage I would like to focus on the relation between Hagesichora and Agido and between these two and the remaining girls. 8 These details seem to me to lack support from the text. Within the poem there is no evidence at all that Hagesichora does not reciprocate the girls' feelings: indeed there is no evidence that she does, but one might argue that the assiduous care and help she is said to have lavished on them fits the role we know from the male world to have been played by ἐρασταί in their relations with ἐρώμενοι.

5 On these refrains cf. Alexiou 2002, 12–13, 131–7. Reflections of choral song in early hexameter poetry 25 These professional mourners, who are men, are similar to those mentioned by later authors, and there seems to be a distinction between such formalised dirges and the more spontaneous laments of relatives or friends. 6 It is not clear whether these ἀοιδοί sang as a choir, but later θρῆνοι were choral. As we saw, at Achilles’ funeral the Muses sing as a group, probably antiphonally, whilst the Nereids lament.

65) (Alcm. fr. g. Calame 1977 II, 91–92. That Hagesichora is stated at 78–79 not to be ‘here’ (αὐτεῖ) – if this is indeed a statement and not a question – and that she is then said to be near Agido establishes only that at some point in the performance of the song/ritual the two act independently of the remaining girls: it cannot show that they do so throughout, far less that they fail to reciprocate the girls’ admiration. 40 Ewen Bowie heavens hurtling down or a golden shoot, or delicate feather .

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