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The Getty hexameters : poetry, magic, and mystery in ancient Selinous

Author: Christopher A Faraone; Dirk Obbink
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Getty Hexameters' looks in detail at a series of 44 verses inscribed on a recently discovered lead tablet from Sicily in the 5th century BC. The volume is the first complete critical edition of the Greek text to appear in print and contains important scholarship for the field of classics from an acclaimed list of contributors.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation):
Getty hexameters.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
(OCoLC)795759768
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher A Faraone; Dirk Obbink
ISBN: 9780191745768 0191745766
OCLC Number: 878079786
Language Note: Text in Ancient Greek and English translation; with commentary in English.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 215 pages : facsimiles)
Contents: PREFACE ; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ; INTRODUCTION ; GREEK TEXT AND TRANSLATION ; PHOTOGRAPHS AND DRAWINGS ; 1. The Getty Hexameters: Date, Author, Place of Composition ; 2. The Language of the Hexameter Verses from Selinous Variants and Archetypes ; 3. Spoken and Written Boasts in the Getty Hexameters ; 4. The Ephesia grammata: Genesis of a Magical Formula ; 5. The Ephesia grammata: Logos Orphaikos or Apolline Alexima Pharmakaa ; 6. Magical Verses on a Lead Tablet: Amulet or Anthologya ; 7. Myth and the Getty Hexameters ; 8. The Immortal Words of Paean ; 9. Poetry and the Mysteries ; APPENDIX: THE LEAD TABLET FROM PHALASARNA ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDICES
Responsibility: edited by Christopher A. Faraone and Dirk Obbink.

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The Getty Hexameters looks in detail at a series of forty-four verses inscribed on a recently discovered lead tablet from Sicily in the fifth century BC. The volume is the first complete critical  Read more...

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a stimulating discussion of a range of possible interpretations of the text ... [an] indispensable critical adjunct to the editio princeps. * Richard L. Gordon, Bryn Mawr Classical Review *

 
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