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New Surveys in the Classics Epigram : Series Number 38: Volume 38 - Niall Livingstone

New Surveys in the Classics Epigram

Series Number 38: Volume 38

Paperback Published: 22nd April 2010
ISBN: 9780521145701
Number Of Pages: 190

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This is an introduction to the ancient genre of epigram, short poems literally written or inscribed 'on' an object or figuratively 'on' a topic. The authors set out what epigram means and why it matters, exploring its roots in inscriptions on stone and its literary flourishing in the Hellenistic world after Alexander. They trace its migration from Greece to Rome, where its most famous exponent was Martial, and consider the continuation of Greek epigram under the Roman empire in the so-called 'Second Sophistic'. The final chapter shows how Greek epigram achieved new importance in the nineteenth century as raw material for stories about the classical past.

Prologue: at the symposium
The Inscriptional Beginnings of Literary Epigram
Epigram in the Hellenistic World
Epigram from Greece to Rome
Epigram in the Second Sophistic and After
Ancient Epigram in Reception
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ISBN: 9780521145701
ISBN-10: 0521145708
Series: New Surveys in the Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 22nd April 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 16.1  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.28