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Greek epigram from the Hellenistic to the early Byzantine era

Author: Maria Kanellou; Ivana Petrovic; Christopher Carey, (Classicist)
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, cop. 2019.
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The briefest of all ancient Greek genres, epigram is also the most resilient. This volume provides a selection of in-depth treatments of key aspects of Greek literary epigram from the Hellenistic to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Kanellou; Ivana Petrovic; Christopher Carey, (Classicist)
ISBN: 9780198836827 0198836821
OCLC Number: 1129891103
Description: xx, 438 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: FrontmatterList of FiguresList of AbbreviationsList of Contributors1: Maria Kanellou, Ivana Petrovic, and Chris Carey: IntroductionPart 1: Encountering Epigram2: Joseph Day: Reading Inscriptions in Literary Epigram3: Andrej Petrovic: Lessons in Reading and Ideology: On Greek Epigrams in Private Compilations of the Hellenistic Age4: Regina Hoeschele: A Garland of Freshly Grown Flowers: The Poetics of Editing in Philip's Stephanos5: Kristoffel Demoen: Epigrams on Authors and Books as Text and ParatextPart 2: Imitation, Variation, Interaction6: Annette Harder: Miniaturization of Earlier Poetry in Greek Epigrams7: Charles S. Campbell: Variations on Simplicity: Callimachus and Leonidas of Tarentum in Philip's Garland8: Simone Beta: The Riddles of the Fourteenth Book of the Palatine Anthology: Hellenistic, Later Imperial, Early Byzantine, or Something More?Part 3: Writing Death9: Richard Hunter: Death of a Child: Grief Beyond the Literary?10: Silvia Barbantani: Hellenistic and Roman Military Epitaphs on Stone and on Papyrus: Questions of Authorship and Literariness11: Doris Meyer: Tears and Emotions in Greek Literary Epitaphs12: Michael A. Tueller: Sea and Land: Dividing Sepulchral EpigramPart 4: Gods, Religion, and Cult13: Marco Fantuzzi: Epigrammatic Variations/Debate on the Theme of Cybele's Music14: Kathryn Gutzwiller: Dreadful Eros, Before and After MeleagerPart 5: Praise and Blame15: Maria Kanellou: Mythological Burlesque and Satire in Greek Epigram - A Case Study: Zeus' Seduction of Danae16: Federica Giommoni: Epigrams on the Persian Wars: An Example of Poetic Propaganda17: Joseph M. Romero: 'From Atop A Lofty Wall . . .': Philosophers and Philosophy in Greek Literary EpigramPart 6: Words and Images18: Lucia Floridi: Greek Skoptic Epigram, Ecphrasis, and the Visual Arts19: Peter Bing: Ecphrasis and Iconoclasm: Palladas' Epigrams on Statues20: Steven D. Smith: Art, Nature, Power: Garden Epigrams from Nero to HeracliusEndmatterBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: edited by Maria Kanellou, Ivana Petrovic and Chris Carey.

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