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Lyric Poetry

  • Stratos Georgoulas
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Abstract

The poetry of the Archaic era is linked to the social and economic changes of the time. The poet was no longer an aoidos who entertained the rulers, but the expression of folk passions or his own personality. What has become diffused is the echo of political conflicts and controversies during the Archaic period on the use of lyric. Lyric poetry has an immediate political goal. In the conflict between the rising city (demos) and the lost aristocracy, it takes a position (when on the one side, when with the other, depending on the poet).

Keywords

Poetry Glory Life Honour Politics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stratos Georgoulas
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  1. 1.SociologyUniversity of the AegeanMytileneGreece

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