Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Poetical texts of the revival of ancient metres in the 19th century

Poetical texts of the revival of ancient metres in the 19th century

The aim of the project is the study and charting of a little-researched area of Greek poetry of the 19th century, of poetical texts which were presented as a revival of ancient metres. With the research of independently published books, and perhaps subsequently journals of the period from 1821 to the end of the 19th century, all poems which could be considered as belonging to the category of the revival of ancient metres will be located, recorded in an electronic database, and digitalised in an electronic archive.

Project Directors: Nasos Vayenas - Evripidis Garandoudis

Description and aims of the project

The aim of the project is the study and charting of a little-researched area of Greek poetry of the 19th century, of poetical texts which were presented as a revival of ancient metres. With the research of independently published books, and perhaps subsequently journals of the period from 1821 to the end of the 19th century, all poems which could be considered as belonging to the category of the revival of ancient metres will be located, recorded in an electronic database, and digitalised in an electronic archive. The database has already been designed, and the locating, recording and digitalisation of material of the revival of ancient metres is under way. The project is expected to last from October 2003 until December 2004, Upon completion of the project, the material of the research which is kept in the Archive of Modern Greek Prosody of the Institute of Mediterranean Studies will be made available to scholars and will assist in the production of studies relating to the as yet neglected Greek poetry of the romantic period.

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