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By Josine H. Blok, Andre P. M. H. Lardinois

This quantity bargains more than a few leading edge methods to Solon of Athens, mythical law-giver, statesman, and poet of the early 6th century B.C. within the first half, Solon’s poetry is reconsidered opposed to the heritage of oral poetics and different early Greek poetry. the relationship among Solon’s alleged roles as poet and as baby-kisser is essentially wondered. half deals a reassessment of Solon’s legislation in accordance with a revision of the textual culture and up to date perspectives on early Greek lawgiving. partially 3, clean scrutiny of the archeological and written facts of archaic Greece ends up in new views at the agricultural difficulty and Solon’s position within the social and political advancements of sixth-century Athens.

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61 a tradition, accomplished by the means of the innovative use of known material’. See Irwin in this volume for a similar understanding of these doublets. Collins compares the Theognidean doublets to the alternative endings of the Attic skolia, which he connects with the sympotic game of ‘capping’ or improvising on known verses. 58 See Figueira (1985), Nagy (1985) and Ford (1985). 59 Rosen (2004) with earlier bibliography. 60 Vit. Her. 425–429 Allen p. 211. Translation: ‘Children are a man’s crown, towers of a city / horses are the glory in a plain, ships of the sea, / wealth will make a house great, and majestic are kings / sitting in the agora and a glory for others to behold, / but more majestic is a house where the fire burns’.

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24 / Thgn. ). The gnomic expression, paraphrased in Arist. Eth. Nic. 1177b31, was also attributed to both Solon and Theognis, according to Michael, Comm. in Arist. 14, who is quoted by West (1992) 164 and Gerber (1999) 164 ad Solon fr. 45. 14 See Faraone (2005). I am grateful to Chris Faraone for sharing with me some of his still unpublished work on early Greek elegy. g. West (1974) 40–61 and Bowie (1997) esp. 62–66. This is also the underlying assumption of all recent editions of Solon and Theognis: cf.

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