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Songs of death: introduction to and translation with notes of the threnodic fragments of Simonides and Pindar

Grant number: 10/20686-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2011
Effective date (End): February 29, 2012
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Classical Literatures
Principal researcher:Giuliana Ragusa de Faria
Grantee:Adriana de Paula Moraes
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The research project presented here aims to examine from an annotated translation process, how poetic construction of death works - which means a hopeless fact and difficult to understand, places in the art a way of reflection - at threnos of Simonides (VI-V b.C.) and Pindar (VI-V b.C.), it means, in a subgenre of Greek mélic late-archaic, associate with funeral rites, still not so studied in Brasil, as shown in few literature produced about this.Corpus will be translated includes twelve threnos of Simonides (520, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528, 529, 530, 5310, what has been adopted the edition of Page (1962) and another from Pindar (fr. 128-136), what has been adopted the edition of Snell (1964) .

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