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Callimachus: The Fifth Hymn : The Bath of Pallas - Callimachus

Callimachus: The Fifth Hymn

The Bath of Pallas

By: Callimachus, A.W. Bulloch (Editor), Michael Reeve (Editor), James Diggle (Editor), Neil Hopkinson (Editor)


Published: 25th February 2003
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Callimachus was one of the most important and influential writers in the ancient world. He was the outstanding poet of the Hellenistic period, and had a profound effect on the subsequent course of Greek and Roman literature. The hymns are intricate, allusive and difficult poetry, and need elucidation for the modern reader. The Fifth Hymn, The Bath of Pallas, is considered by many to be Callimachus' finest surviving poem. Anthony Bulloch has established a new text of the poem, which is printed here with facing English translation. The substantial introduction and full commentary aim to introduce the poem to a wide audience and to help the modern reader to reconstruct what the ancient reader may have taken for granted as part of the crucial and intellectual background and to achieve an informed and sensitive appreciation of the poem in its full perspective. This is the first full edition of and commentary on the work in English. It will be welcomed by Greek scholars and those interested in Greek and Roman poetry.

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ISBN: 9780521264952
ISBN-10: 0521264952
Series: Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 25th February 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.3  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.51