Query : Mantinades
- Louisa Christodoulidou1
- Nittis, Mélanie1
- Social Anthropology and Ethnology1
- Art and Art History1
- Musicology and Performing Arts1
The sung poetic improvisation in Olympos (Karpathos, Greece) : Contemporary dynamics of a paraliturgical ritual
In the village of Olympos, located in the north of the Greek island of Karpathos in Aegean Sea, the sung poetic improvisation, known as mantinades, takes on a particular character. It is developed during ritual festivals called glentia, either during informal meetings of men in the coffee-house, or...
Quand Lucullus rencontre Cornaros : distiques, à la manière de la chanson populaire, de Kyriakos Haralambidis
Kyriakos Haralambidis’ collection of poetry Kydonion Milon concludes with four rhyming couplets, which are suggestive of the Cretan mantinades. Food is the pretext used by the poet to speak about his conception. It must therefore be noted that Cornaros’ intrusion functions as the persona of the Cypr...