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Tradition and Innovation in Hellenistic Poetry - Marco Fantuzzi

Tradition and Innovation in Hellenistic Poetry


Published: 1st December 2004
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Hellenistic poets of the third and second centuries BC sought to mark their continuity with the classical past as well as demonstrate their independence from it. This major study explores Greek poetry of the period and its reception and influence in Rome. The volume covers some of the most familiar poetry of the age, such as Callimachus' Aitia, alongside detailed consideration of newly published texts like the epigrams of Posidippus.

'... this invaluable and endlessly engaging book splendidly reflects their scholarly priorities and pleasures.' Journal of Classics Teaching '... a book so full that it defies summary. ... will undoubtedly become an indispensable starting-point for many generations of students and scholars, presenting as it does the culmination of many years' thinking and writing on the part of both of its distinguished authors.' Hermathena

Performance and genre
The aetiology of Callimachus' Aitia
The Argonautica of Apollonius and epic tradition
Theocritus and the bucolic genre
Epic in a minor key
The style of Hellenistic epic
The epigram
The languages of praise
Hellenistic drama
Roman epilogue
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ISBN: 9780521835114
ISBN-10: 0521835119
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 522
Published: 1st December 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.93