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Theocritus and the archaeology of Greek poetry

Author: R L Hunter
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book focuses on the hymns, mimes and erotic poems of the Greek poet Theocritus.

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Named Person: Theocritus.; Theocritus; Théocrite.; Théocrite; Théocrite (0300-0250 av. J.-C.).; Théocrite; Theocritus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R L Hunter
ISBN: 0521560403 9780521560405
OCLC Number: 32924994
Description: xii, 207 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Locating the site. Towards Theocritus. The poetic context. The languages of Theocritus --
2. 'All the twos': Idyll 22. Hymns of praise. Hymning the Dioscuri. Two gods and two poets. Pleading with the divine. The seal of the poet --
3. Idyll 16: poet and patron. The Ptolemaic pattern. The Pindaric pattern. Theocritus and Homer. Theocritus and Simonides --
4. Idyll 15: imitations of mortality. Theocritus and comedy. Mime and mimesis. Adonis and the Ptolemies --
5. Idyll 18 and the lyric past. The lyric past and the Argonautica. A song for Sparta --
6. For the love of boys: Idylls 12, 29 and 30. The paederastic past. Idylls 29 and 30. Idyll 12.
Responsibility: Richard Hunter.
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