Hellenistic Poetry / Edition 1

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An accomplished poet and classical scholar, Barbara Hughes Fowler brings Hellenistic poetry to life for the contemporary reader.  Her selections engage us with the full range of Hellenistic poetic genres, styles, themes, and moods.  The anthology includes Fowler’s new translation of the entire Argonautica of Apollonius of Rhodes, and eight of Theocritus’ Idylls, including the beautiful, sensuous description of late summer in Idyll VII and the shrewdly comical description of two young matrons venturing into the noisy streets of Alexandria in Idyll XV.  There are translations of four hymns of Callimachus, as well as poems by Aratus, Bion, Herodas, Moschus, Pseudo-Moschus, and a substantial selection from the Greek Anthology.
    An ideal companion to her recently published book, The Hellenistic Aesthetic, Barbara Fowler’s Hellenistic Poetry is both a major contribution to classical studies and an invitation to all interested readers to discover the beauty and richness of Hellenistic poetry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299125349
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 8/19/1990
  • Series: Wisconsin Studies in Classics Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Hughes Fowler is the John Bascom Professor of Classics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is also the author of The Seeds Inside a Green Pepper, a volume of her own poetry.

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Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction xiii
Idyll I Thyrsis 3
Idyll II The Sorceress 8
Idyll VI Damoetas and Daphnis 14
Idyll VII Harvest Home 16
Idyll XI Cyclops 21
Idyll XIII Hylas 24
Idyll XV Gorgo and Praxinoa 27
Idyll XXIV Little Heracles 33
II Hymn to Apollo 41
III Hymn to Artemis 45
V On the Bath of Pallas 54
VI Hymn to Demeter 59
Epigrams 64
Fragments from Hecale and Galatea 68
The Mousetrap 69
Apollonius of Rhodes
The Argonautica 73
I The Procuress 235
III The Schoolmaster 238
IV Women at the Temple 242
VI Friends in Private 245
Selections from Phaenomena 251
Proem 251
Weather Signs 253
Europa 261
Lament for Adonis 269
Lament for Bion 275
From The Greek Anthology
Antipater of Sidon 283
Anyte 286
Asclepiades 288
Dioscorides 289
Diotimus 291
Erinna 292
Leonidas of Tarentum 293
Meleager 297
Tymnes 303
Mnasalcas 304
Bassus 305
Crinagoras 306
Philodemus 307
Rufinus 309
A Technopaignion
Wings 313
Map of the Greece of the Argonauts 317
Map of the Voyage of the Argonauts 318
Glossary of Proper Names 321
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