Callimachus Book of Iambi

Callimachus  Book of Iambi

The chapters on individual poems set out the evidence for the text; address questions of linguistic and antiquarian detail; attempt an interpretation of each poem as a whole; consider the arrangement of the poems, and the composition of the ...

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019924006X

Category: Literary Criticism

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Dr Kerkhecker offers a detailed discussion of Callimachus' collection of Iambi, arguably one of the earliest surviving Greek 'books of poetry'. The chapters on individual poems set out the evidence for the text; address questions of linguistic and antiquarian detail; attempt an interpretation of each poem as a whole; consider the arrangement of the poems, and the composition of the book.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Polyeideia

Polyeideia

This book provides a new literary treatment of an often-overlooked collection of fragmentary poems from the third century B.C.E. Alexandrian poet Callimachus.

Author: Benjamin Acosta-Hughes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520923685

Category: History

Page: 351

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This book provides a new literary treatment of an often-overlooked collection of fragmentary poems from the third century B.C.E. Alexandrian poet Callimachus. Callimachus' Iambi form a collection of thirteen poems, which rework archaic Greek iambography and look forward to Roman satire and other genres, especially to such collections as Horace's Epodes. The poems are especially significant as examples of cultural memory since they are composed both as an act of commemorating earlier poetry and as a manipulation of traditional features of iambic poetry to refashion the iambic genre. This book fills a significant gap by providing the first complete translation of several of these fragmentary poems in English, along with line-by-line commentary, notes, and literary analysis. The structure of the book is thematic, with chapters focusing on such topics as poetic voice, fable, ethical criticism, and statuary. Each chapter consists of an introduction, text and selected critical apparatus, translation, and comprehensive thematic discussion. Acosta-Hughes focuses especially on Callimachus' manipulation of traditional features of archaic iambic poetry such as persona loquens, ethical and critical message, and eristic dialogue. He also includes a detailed analysis of the Alexandrian poet's artistic relationship with the earlier iambic poets Archilochus and Hipponax. Polyeideia will interest not only readers of Greek and Hellenistic poetry but also readers of Roman satire and invective verse, as well as those intrigued by the processes of memorializing and fashioning poetic culture.
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Callimachus Aetia Iambi Hecale and Other Fragments Musaeus

Callimachus  Aetia  Iambi  Hecale  and Other Fragments Musaeus

In the present volume are included fragments of the Aetia (Causes), aetiological legends concerning Greek history and customs; fragments of a book of Iambi; 147 fragments of the epic poem Hecale, which described Theseus's victory over the ...

Author: C. A. Trypanis

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

ISBN: 0674994639

Category: Literary Criticism

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Callimachus of Cyrene, born ca. 310 BCE, after studying philosophy at Athens, became a teacher of grammar and poetry at Alexandria. Ptolemy II Philadelphus of Egypt (reigned 285?247) made him when still young a librarian in the new library at Alexandria; he prepared a great catalogue of its books. Callimachus was author of much poetry and many works in prose, but not much survives. His hymns and epigrams are given with works by Aratus and Lycophron in another volume (no. 129) of the Loeb Classical Library. In the present volume are included fragments of the Aetia (Causes), aetiological legends concerning Greek history and customs; fragments of a book of Iambi; 147 fragments of the epic poem Hecale, which described Theseus's victory over the bull which infested Marathon; and other fragments. We have no explicit information about the poet Musaeus, author of the short epic poem on Hero and Leander, except that he is given in some manuscripts the title Grammatikos, a teacher learned in the rhetoric, poetry and philosophy of his time. He was obviously a follower of the Egyptian poet Nonnus of Panopolis, of the fifth century AD, and his poem seems also to presuppose the Paraphrase of the Psalms of Pseudo-Apollinarius which can be dated to the period 460?470. Musaeus takes up a subject whose first detailed treatment is preserved in Ovid's Heroides (Epistles 18 and 19), but he presents it in a quite different manner. Among the literary antecedents to which this learned grammatikos expressly alludes, the most prominent are Books 5 and 6 of the Odyssey and Plato's Phaedrus. He draws too on the Hymns of Proclus and the Metaphrasis of the Gospel of St. John by Nonnus. He was most probably a Christian Neoplatonist writing a Christian allegory.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Callimachus of Cyrene Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Callimachus of Cyrene  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Callimachus' Book of Iambi. Oxford: Clarendon. A reassessment of all the papyri of the Iambi with analyses and copious notes. ▻Lelli, Emanuele, ed. and trans. 2005. Callimaco Giambi XIV-XVII: Introduzione, testo critico, traduzione e ...

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199802793

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 22

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
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Brill s Companion to Callimachus

Brill s Companion to Callimachus

Book 1. Oxford. Jennings, V., and A. Katsaros, eds. 2007. The World of Ion of Chios. Leiden. Johnson, W.A. 2004. Bookrolls and Scribes in Oxyrhynchus. Toronto. Joly, R. 1955. ... Callimachus' Book of Iambi. Oxford. Keydell, R. 1953.

Author: Benjamin Acosta-Hughes

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004216976

Category: Reference

Page: 728

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This volume is the combined effort of over thirty scholars. They analyize Callimachus, the 3rd-century Alexandrian poet, from literary and technical perspectives, reception and influence. It is designed to facilitate the work of scholars and teachers in the classroom.
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Callimachus and His Critics

Callimachus and His Critics

... at a time when (following Vergil's Bucolics) multiples of 10 were all the vogue for triumviral poetry books, it is hard to believe it coincidence that Horace settled on the same unusual number” of Iambi as Callimachus.

Author: Alan Cameron

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400887422

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 548

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Callimachus has usually been seen as the archetypal ivory-tower poet, the epitome if not the inventor of the concept of art for art's sake, author of erudite works written to be read in book form by fellow poets and scholars. Abundant evidence, much of it assembled here for the first time, suggests a very different story: a world of civic festivals rather than books and libraries, a world in which poetry and poets played a central and public role. In the course of the argument, Cameron casts fresh light on the lives, dates, works, and interrelationships of most of the other leading poets of the age. Another axiom of modern scholarship is that the object of Callimachus's literary polemic was epic. Yet Cameron shows that the thriving school of epic poets celebrating the wars of Hellenistic kings that has so dominated modern study simply never existed. Elegy was the fashionable genre of the age, and the bone of contention between Callimachus and his rivals (all fellow elegists) was the nature of elegiac narrative. A final chapter sketches some of the implications of this revised view of Callimachus and his world for the interpretation of Roman, especially Augustan, poetry. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Callimachus Iambi

Callimachus  Iambi

Author: Clayman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004327764

Category: Literary Criticism

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Polyeideia

Polyeideia

The Iambi of Callimachus and the Archaic Iambic Tradition Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, Assistant Professor of Greek and Latin ... G. B. D'Alessio's BUR edition of Callimachus appeared in the course of this book's composition, and I have made ...

Author: Benjamin Acosta-Hughes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520220607

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 351

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The poems are especially significant as examples of cultural memory since they are composed both as an act of commemorating earlier poetry and as a manipulation of traditional features of iambic poetry to refashion the iambic genre. This book fills a significant gap by providing the first complete translation of several of these fragmentary poems in English, along with line-by-line commentary notes and literary analysis.".
Categories: Literary Criticism

Hellenistic Poetry

Hellenistic Poetry

Kerkhecker (111–15) prefers to associate the Olive with Callimachus, because of his subtle style, ... Polyeideia: The Iambi of Callimachus and the Archaic Iambic Tradition. ... Kerkhecker, Arnd. Callimachus' Book of Iambi. Oxford 1999.

Author: David Sider

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472053131

Category: History

Page: 579

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A major new collection of use to all students and scholars working on Hellenistic Greek poetry
Categories: History