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  1. Early Greek philosophy and the Orient.M. L. West - 1971 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Oxford Scholarly Classics is a new series that makes available again great academic works from the archives of Oxford University Press. Reissued in uniform series design, the reissues will enable libraries, scholars, and students to gain fresh access to some of the finest scholarship of the last century.
     
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    Three Presocratic Cosmologies.M. L. West - 1963 - Classical Quarterly 13 (02):154-.
    A Papyrus commentary on Alcman published in 19571 brings us news of a poem in which Alcman “physiologized”. The lemmata and commentary together witness to a semi-philosophical cosmogony unlike any other hitherto known from Greece. The evidence is meagre, but it seems worth while to see what can be made of it; for it is perhaps possible to go a little farther than has so far been done.
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    Three Presocratic Cosmologies.M. L. West - 1963 - Classical Quarterly 13 (2):154-176.
    A Papyrus commentary on Alcman published in 19571 brings us news of a poem in which Alcman “physiologized”. The lemmata and commentary together witness to a semi-philosophical cosmogony unlike any other hitherto known from Greece. The evidence is meagre, but it seems worth while to see what can be made of it; for it is perhaps possible to go a little farther than has so far been done.
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    Iambi et Elegi Graeci Ante Alexandrum Cantati.Diskin Clay & M. L. West - 1974 - American Journal of Philology 95 (4):397.
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    The Parodos of the Agamemnon.M. L. West - 1979 - Classical Quarterly 29 (01):1-.
    In the long section of anapaests with which they make their entry, the old men of Argos methodically deliver three essential messages to the audience: 40–71. It is the tenth year of the Trojan War. 72–82. We are men who were too old to go and fight in it. 83–103. Some new situation seems to be indicated by the fact that Clytemnestra is organizing sacrifices throughout the town.
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    Cynaethus' Hymn To Apollo.M. L. West - 1975 - Classical Quarterly 25 (02):161-.
    It is generally accepted that the Homeric Hymn to Apollo was not conceived as a single poem but is a combination of two: a Delian hymn, D, performed at Delos and concerned with the god's birth there, and a Pythian hymn, P, concerned with his arrival and establishment at Delphi. What above all compels us to make a dichotomy is not the change of scene in itself, but the way D ends. The poet returns from the past to the present, (...)
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    Stesichorus.M. L. West - 1971 - Classical Quarterly 21 (02):302-.
    Histories of literature tend to treat Stesichorus as just one of the lyric poets, like Alcman or Anacreon. But the vast scale of his compositions puts him in a category of his own. It has always been known that his Oresteia was divided into more than one book; P. Oxy, 2360 gave us fragments of a narrative about Telemachus of a nearly Homeric amplitude; and from P. Oxy. 2617 it was learned that the Geryoneis contained at least 1,300 verses, the (...)
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    The Contest of Homer and Hesiod.M. L. West - 1967 - Classical Quarterly 17 (02):433-.
    The work of many scholars in the last hundred years has helped us to understand the nature and origins of the treatise which we know for short as the Contest of Homer and Hesiod. The present state of knowledge may be summed up as follows. The work in its extant form dates from the Antonine period, but much of it was taken over bodily from an earlier source, thought to be the Movaelov of Alcidamas. Some of the verses exchanged in (...)
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    The Early Chronology of Attic Tragedy.M. L. West - 1989 - Classical Quarterly 39 (01):251-.
    City archives, mined by Aristotle for his Didaskaliai, preserved a reasonably complete record of dramatic productions in the fifth century. But how far back did these archives go? The so-called Fasti, an inscription set up c. 346 and listing dithyrambic, comic and tragic victors year by year, must have been based on the same archives, but went back, it is thought, only as far as 502/1. Its heading πρ]τον κμοι ἦσαν τ[ι διονσ]ωι τραγωιδο δ[, however supplemented, implies an intention of (...)
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  10. The invention of Homer.M. L. West - 1999 - Classical Quarterly 49 (02):364-.
    I shall argue for two complementary theses: firstly that ‘Homer’ was not the name of a historical poet, but a fictitious or constructed name, and secondly that for a century or more after the composition of the Iliad and Odyssey there was little interest in the identity or the person of their author or authors. This interest only arose in the last decades of the sixth century; but once it did, ‘Homer’ very quickly became an object of admiration, criticism, and (...)
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    The invention of Homer.M. L. West - 1999 - Classical Quarterly 49 (2):364-382.
    I shall argue for two complementary theses: firstly that ‘Homer’ was not the name of a historical poet, but a fictitious or constructed name, and secondly that for a century or more after the composition of the Iliad and Odyssey there was little interest in the identity or the person of their author or authors. This interest only arose in the last decades of the sixth century; but once it did, ‘Homer’ very quickly became an object of admiration, criticism, and (...)
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    Alcman and Pythagoras.M. L. West - 1967 - Classical Quarterly 17 (01):1-.
    By the colours and decoration of a vase fragment one determines the period and style to which the original belonged; while its physical contours show from what part of the original it comes. The material may be insufficient for a reconstruction of the whole design. But it is often legitimate to go beyond what is actually contained in the preserved pieces.
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    Greek Poetry 2000–700 B.C.M. L. West - 1973 - Classical Quarterly 23 (02):179-.
    They used to believe that mankind began in 4004 B.C. and the Greeks in 776. We now know that these last five thousand years during which man has left written record of himself are but a minute fraction of the time he has spent developing his culture. We now understand that the evolution of human society, its laws and customs, its economics, its religious practices, its games, its languages, is a very slow process, to be measured in millennia. In the (...)
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    Homeri Ilias. H Van Thiel.M. L. West - 1998 - The Classical Review 48 (1):1-2.
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    The Cosmology of 'Hippocrates', De Hebdomadibus.M. L. West - 1971 - Classical Quarterly 21 (02):365-.
    Several of the treatises and lectures that make up the Hippocratic corpus begin with more or less extended statements about the physical composition and operation of the world at large, and approach the study of human physiology from this angle. We see this, for example, in De Natwra Hominis, De Flatibus, De Carnibus, De Victu; it was the approach of Alcmaeon of Croton, Diogenes of Apollonia, and according to Plato of Hippocrates himself. The work known as De Hebdomadibus would appear (...)
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    Odyssey_ and _Argonautica.M. L. West - 2005 - Classical Quarterly 55 (01):39-64.
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    Alcmanica.M. L. West - 1965 - Classical Quarterly 15 (02):188-.
    ‘Alcman lived sometime in the seventh century.’ ‘At some period in the seventh century Sparta was occupied with the Second Messenian War, but we do not know its date or whether Alcman lived before or during or after it.’ Between these two utterances, part of a papyrus commentary on Alcman was published,3 from which it appeared that the poet mentioned names known to us from the Spartan king-lists. It might have been expected that this discovery would lead to a more (...)
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    Hesiodea.M. L. West - 1961 - Classical Quarterly 11 (3-4):130-.
    This important and extensive fragment of the Catalogues is preserved on a papyrus of the third century A.D., no. 10560 in the Berlin collection. First published in 1907 by Schubart and Wilamowitz, Berliner Klassikertexte, v. 1. 31 ff. , it was also collated by Crönert, who published his readings in Hermes xlii , 610 ff. The most recent edition is that of Merkelbach, Die Hesiod-fragmente auf Papyrus , pp. 24 ff. The photograph mentioned above is the only one published. It (...)
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    Hesiodus. Theogonia; Opera et Dies; Scutum.Douglas Young, Hesiod, Friedrich Solmsen, R. Merkelbach & M. L. West - 1973 - American Journal of Philology 94 (2):188.
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    The Contest of Homer and Hesiod.M. L. West - 1967 - Classical Quarterly 17 (2):433-450.
    The work of many scholars in the last hundred years has helped us to understand the nature and origins of the treatise which we know for short as the Contest of Homer and Hesiod. The present state of knowledge may be summed up as follows. The work in its extant form dates from the Antonine period, but much of it was taken over bodily from an earlier source, thought to be the Movaelov of Alcidamas. Some of the verses exchanged in (...)
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    Cynaethus' Hymn To Apollo.M. L. West - 1975 - Classical Quarterly 25 (2):161-170.
    It is generally accepted that the Homeric Hymn to Apollo was not conceived as a single poem but is a combination of two: a Delian hymn, D, performed at Delos and concerned with the god's birth there, and a Pythian hymn, P, concerned with his arrival and establishment at Delphi. What above all compels us to make a dichotomy is not the change of scene in itself, but the way D ends. The poet returns from the past to the present, (...)
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    Alcman and Pythagoras.M. L. West - 1967 - Classical Quarterly 17 (1):1-15.
    By the colours and decoration of a vase fragment one determines the period and style to which the original belonged; while its physical contours show from what part of the original it comes. The material may be insufficient for a reconstruction of the whole design. But it is often legitimate to go beyond what is actually contained in the preserved pieces.
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    Iliad_ and _Aethiopis.M. L. West - 2003 - Classical Quarterly 53 (1):1-14.
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    Magnus And Marcellinus: Unnoticed Acrostics In The Cyranides.M. L. West - 1982 - Classical Quarterly 32 (02):480-.
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    Notes on the Orphic Hymns.M. L. West - 1968 - Classical Quarterly 18 (02):288-.
    Each of the Orphic Hymns is headed in the manuscripts by the name of the deity to which it is addressed, and in most cases a specification of the kind of incense to be used: thus 2 Only the first hymn lacks a heading. It is preceded in the manuscripts by a poem in which Orpheus addresses Musaeus and teaches him a prayer to a multitude of gods.
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    Alcmanica.M. L. West - 1965 - Classical Quarterly 15 (2):188-202.
    ‘Alcman lived sometime in the seventh century.’‘At some period in the seventh century Sparta was occupied with the Second Messenian War, but we do not know its date or whether Alcman lived before or during or after it.’Between these two utterances, part of a papyrus commentary on Alcman was published,3 from which it appeared that the poet mentioned names known to us from the Spartan king-lists. It might have been expected that this discovery would lead to a more precise dating (...)
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    Tryphon De Tropis.M. L. West - 1965 - Classical Quarterly 15 (2):230-248.
    The work with which I am concerned is not the one that appears under the name of Tryphon in Rhetores Graeci, viii. 726–60 Walz, iii. 191–206 Spengel, but the one that appears under the name of Gregory of Corinth, viii. 761–78 W. and iii. 215–26 Sp. What I now offer amounts to a makeshift edition. I call it makeshift, because I have not sought out and assessed all existing manuscripts of the work, or versed myself in Greek grammatical writing to (...)
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    Hesiod Theogonia, Opera Et Dies, Scutum, Fragmenta Selecta.F. Solmsen, R. Merkelbach & M. L. West (eds.) - 1970 - Oxford University Press UK.
    In this new and third edition, the additional fragments contained in the appendix of the second edition have been incorporated in the main text. Some further discoveries have been included, and reference has been made to the results of recent research on the relative placing of certain papyrus fragments. The index of names has been brought up to date.
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    Aristophanes, Acharnians 1178–86.M. L. West - 1971 - The Classical Review 21 (02):157-158.
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    Archilochus and Tyrtaeus.M. L. West - 1970 - The Classical Review 20 (02):147-.
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    An epic fragment in Servius.M. L. West - 1964 - The Classical Review 14 (03):242-.
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    An Epigram on Heraclitus.M. L. West - 1967 - The Classical Review 17 (02):127-128.
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    A Latent Fragment of Hecataeus' Γενεαλογíαι.M. L. West - 1962 - The Classical Review 12 (03):200-201.
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    A Note On Theocritus' Aeolic Poems.M. L. West - 1967 - Classical Quarterly 17 (1):82-84.
    Theocritus' four known Aeolic poems, 28–31, are all in metres used by Sappho and Alcaeus. 28, 30, and apparently 31, are in greater Asclepiads, and 29 is in Sapphic fourteen-syllable lines. Neither of these metres was in common use, and Theocritus is likely to have based his metrical practice, like his dialect, on the Lesbian models.
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    Ab Ovo.M. L. West - 1994 - Classical Quarterly 44 (02):289-.
    It is well known that sometime before 700 b.c. the Greeks took over from the Near East a complex theogonic myth about the succession of rulers in heaven, involving the motifs of the castration of Sky and a swallowing and regurgitation by his successor, and that this story forms the framework of Hesiod's Theogony. It is less well known that at a later epoch, sometime before the middle of the sixth century b.c., a quite different and no less striking oriental (...)
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    Ab Ovo.M. L. West - 1994 - Classical Quarterly 44 (2):289-307.
    It is well known that sometime before 700b.c. the Greeks took over from the Near East a complex theogonic myth about the succession of rulers in heaven, involving the motifs of the castration of Sky and a swallowing and regurgitation by his successor, and that this story forms the framework of Hesiod'sTheogony. It is less well known that at a later epoch, sometime before the middle of the sixth centuryb.c., a quite different and no less striking oriental myth about the (...)
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    Ab Ovo.M. L. West - 1994 - Classical Quarterly 44 (2):289-307.
    It is well known that sometime before 700b.c. the Greeks took over from the Near East a complex theogonic myth about the succession of rulers in heaven, involving the motifs of the castration of Sky and a swallowing and regurgitation by his successor, and that this story forms the framework of Hesiod'sTheogony. It is less well known that at a later epoch, sometime before the middle of the sixth centuryb.c., a quite different and no less striking oriental myth about the (...)
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    A Pseudo-fragment of Heraclitus.M. L. West - 1968 - The Classical Review 18 (03):257-258.
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    A vagina in search of an author.M. L. West - 2008 - Classical Quarterly 58 (1):370-375.
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    Corinna.M. L. West - 1970 - Classical Quarterly 20 (02):277-.
    In the controversy over the date of Corinna, the following points may be taken as agreed: 1. An edition was made in Boeotia about the end of the third or beginning of the second century B.C. 2. The texts of Corinna current in the late Hellenistic and Roman periods were all descended from that Boeotian edition. 3. Before its dissemination, Corinna was unknown in Greece at large. If she wrote at an earlier period, she must have been remembered only locally. (...)
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    Corinna.M. L. West - 1970 - Classical Quarterly 20 (2):277-287.
    In the controversy over the date of Corinna, the following points may be taken as agreed: 1. An edition was made in Boeotia about the end of the third or beginning of the second century B.C. 2. The texts of Corinna current in the late Hellenistic and Roman periods were all descended from that Boeotian edition. 3. Before its dissemination, Corinna was unknown in Greece at large. If she wrote at an earlier period, she must have been remembered only locally. (...)
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    Conington's First Emendation.M. L. West - 1988 - Classical Quarterly 38 (02):555-.
    C. Prien, Rh. Mus. 6, 192f.: ‘…so habe ich vor Jahren schon vermuthet [but lot published, apparently] ρκιóν γ' αδουμνους mit Vergleichung der Stellen V. 650 = 680] ρκον αδεσθε und 680 [ = 710] αδουμνους τòν ρκον, ohne sie für evident usgeben zu wollen.’.
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    Critical Notes on Apollonius Rhodius.M. L. West - 1963 - The Classical Review 13 (01):9-12.
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    Callimachus on the Pythagoreans.M. L. West - 1971 - The Classical Review 21 (03):330-331.
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    Catching worms.M. L. West - 1966 - The Classical Review 16 (03):274-.
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    Dating Corinna.M. L. West - 1990 - Classical Quarterly 40 (02):553-.
    In CQ 20 , 277–87, 1 argued for dating Corinna to the third century B.C. In my Greek Metre , p. 141, I continued to assume this date, observing that not everyone accepted it but that I knew of no attempt to answer my arguments. I must confess to having overlooked at least one such attempt, by A. Allen in CJ 68 , 26–8; and now M. Davies has mounted another in SIFC 81 , 186–94, largely repeating Allen's points but (...)
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    Down, 36 To Go.M. L. West - 1992 - The Classical Review 42 (01):19-.
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    Early Greek Elegy.M. L. West - 1981 - The Classical Review 31 (01):1-.
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    Euripides, Hippolytus 88 Again.M. L. West - 1966 - The Classical Review 16 (03):274-275.
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    Euripides, Hippolytus 88.M. L. West - 1965 - The Classical Review 15 (02):156-.
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