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Bob Dylan and Buddy Holly: The Pop Singer as Epic Bard

Memini me fiere pavom… “I remember that I became a peacock…” Biblical inspiration is obviously different from poetic inspiration. But there is a long tradition of the latter going back to Hesiod’s vision of the Muses at the beginning of the┬áTheogony: And one day [the Heliconian Muses] taught Hesiod glorious song while he was shepherding […]