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Callimachus : Hymns, Epigrams, Select Fragments - Callimachus


Hymns, Epigrams, Select Fragments

By: Callimachus, Stanley Lombardo (Translator), Diane J. Rayor (Translator)

Paperback Published: 1st December 1987
ISBN: 9780801832819
Number Of Pages: 152
For Ages: 22+ years old

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This is an exceptional translation of the works of an exceptional poet. Though little known in modern times, Callimachus is one of the high-water marks of ancient Greece: a literary giant in the Hellenistic period, leader of the Alexandrian school, model of poetic craft for Virgil, Catullus, Ovid, and others. But up to now the path to his greatness has been hard for Greekless readers to follow. Nourished in a venerated poetic tradition, scholarly and allusive, he preferred "the trickling dew from a mountain's holy spring" to the muddy current down river. This translation--clear-flowing, graceful, witty--revives a fading giant. A literary triumph * Library Journal *

ISBN: 9780801832819
ISBN-10: 0801832810
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 1st December 1987
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.26