Afterthe intervention of Apollo in the Ashbery poem, the bass presentssettings of various lyric fragments from the sixth and fifth centuriesBC by Mimnermus, Archilochus, Sappho, and Ibycus
reflecting aspects ofthe modern poem.
252--"Behold, behold, Timotheus!": Schiller, "The Cranes of Ibycus
Turning from fields to gardens, I will now discuss a poem by Ibycus
(Fragment 286), a poet of the sixth century BC who is known for his erotic poetry.
Behrens greets Hans Castorp and his cousin Joachim Ziemssen, "in his usual picturesque and expansive fashion, with 'Behold, behold, Timotheus!'" from Schiller's ballad "The Cranes of Ibycus
." Describing Joachim's future role as a heroic soldier, Settembrini employs "plastic words" from Schiller's ballad "The Hostage": "And thrice he smites and thrice his blows / Deal death, before him fly his foes." Both Behrens and Settembrini use Schiller's high-flown rhetoric mock-heroically, as if to foreshadow Joachim's premature death before he can fulfill his ardent wish to rejoin his regiment.
"Nautical Matters: Hesiod's Ntwtilia and Ibycus
1898), 43, fingered the lyric poet, Ibycus
of Rhegium (sixth century B.C.E.) as the originator: "proio.s de Ibykos ...
Greek Lyric 3: Stesichorus, Ibycus
, Simonides, and Others, Cambridge, Mass.
In completely ignoring poetry the Eleatic Stranger goes even further than his teacher, Parmenides, whom Plato shows quoting a single line from Ibycus
(Parmenides 137a) to express his own feelings.
. Maple Lake, 1997, VHS video, 25 min., black & white, high school/adult, $39.95.
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