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Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphus

Author: Theocritus.; R L Hunter
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003.
Series: Hellenistic culture and society, 39.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Under Ptolemy II Philadelphus, who ruled Egypt in the middle of the third century B.C.E., Alexandria became the brilliant multicultural capital of the Greek world. Theocritus's poem in praise of Philadelphus - at once a Greek king and an Egyptian pharaoh - is the only extended poetic tribute to this extraordinary ruler that survives.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Kommentar
Named Person: Ptolemy, King of Egypt; Theocritus.; Ptolemy, King of Egypt.; Theocritus
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Theocritus.; R L Hunter
ISBN: 0520235606 9780520235601
OCLC Number: 50645448
Language Note: Parallel text in Greek and English, with English introduction and commentary.
Description: xii, 226 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Conventions and abbreviations --
Introduction --
1. Beginning from Zeus --
2. Genre --
3. Poets and patrons --
4. An Egyptian dimension? --
5. The language of the Encomium --
6. The meter of the Encomium --
7. A note on the transmission of the text --
Sigla --
Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphus --
Commentary --
References --
General index --
Index of Greek words --
Index locorum.
Series Title: Hellenistic culture and society, 39.
Other Titles: Idylls.
Responsibility: Theocritus ; text and translation with introduction and commentary by Richard Hunter.
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