This study reveals that the three metrical units into which most choral odes were divided refer to the disposition in space of the dancers as they recited, with climactic moments of the poetry actualized through the attitudes of the dancers and with certain themes reserved for particular sections of the poetic form.
Originally published in 1983.
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Table of Contents:
- FrontMatter, pg. i
- CONTENTS, pg. vii
- PREFACE, pg. ix
- ABBREVIATIONS, pg. xiii
- One: PRESENCE OF THE POET, pg. 3
- Two: POWERS OF THE DANCE, pg. 46
- Three: THE TRIAD, pg. 90
- Four: VISUALIZATIONS, pg. 143
- Five: THE ANAGOGICAL SENSE, pg. 209
- APPENDIX: The Late Accounts of Triadic Dance, pg. 225
- NOTES, pg. 231
- BIBLIOGRAPHY, pg. 261
- GENERAL INDEX, pg. 265