×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Shadow of Callimachus: Studies in the Reception of Hellenistic Poetry at Rome
     

The Shadow of Callimachus: Studies in the Reception of Hellenistic Poetry at Rome

by Richard Hunter
 

ISBN-10: 0521691796

ISBN-13: 9780521691796

Pub. Date: 04/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Through a series of critical readings this book builds a picture of the Roman reaction to, and adoption of, the Greek poetry of the last three pre-Christian centuries. Although the poetry of the greatest figure of Greek poetry after Alexander, Callimachus of Cyrene, and his contemporaries stands at the heart of the book, the individual studies embrace the full

Overview

Through a series of critical readings this book builds a picture of the Roman reaction to, and adoption of, the Greek poetry of the last three pre-Christian centuries. Although the poetry of the greatest figure of Greek poetry after Alexander, Callimachus of Cyrene, and his contemporaries stands at the heart of the book, the individual studies embrace the full scope of what remains of Hellenistic poetry, both high literary productions and the more marginal poetry, such as that in honour of the great goddess Isis. The singularity of the poetry of Catullus and Virgil, of Horace and the elegists, emerges as more rich and complex than has hitherto been appreciated. Individual studies concern the poets' declared attitudes to their own work, the figure of Dionysus/Bacchus and the poetry of world conquest, the creation of similes, and the conversion of Greek bucolic into Latin pastoral.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521691796
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2015
Series:
Roman Literature and its Contexts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.39(d)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. In the grove; 2. In the grip of the god?; 3. Nothing like this before; 4. The shadows lengthen; Afterword.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews