The Greek Anthology, Volume III: Book 9: The Declamatory Epigrams

The Greek Anthology, Volume III: Book 9: The Declamatory Epigrams

by W. R. Paton (Translator)

Hardcover(8th printing/1st pub.1917)

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Overview

The Greek Anthology (“Gathering of Flowers”) is the name given to a collection of about 4500 short Greek poems (called epigrams but usually not epigrammatic) by about 300 composers. To the collection (called “Stephanus”, wreath or garland) made and contributed to by Meleager of Gadara (1st century BCE) was added another by Philippus of Thessalonica (late 1st century CE), a third by Diogenianus (2nd century), and much later a fourth, called the “Circle”, by Agathias of Myrina. These (lost) and others (also lost) were partly incorporated, arranged according to contents, by Constantinus Cephalas (early 10th century?) into fifteen books now preserved in a single manuscript of the Palatine Library at Heidelberg. The grand collection was rearranged and revised by the monk Maximus Planudes (14th century) who also added epigrams lost from Cephalas’s compilation.

The fifteen books of the Palatine Anthology are: I, Christian Epigrams; II, Descriptions of Statues; III, Inscriptions in a temple at Cyzicus; IV, Prefaces of Meleager, Philippus, and Agathias; V, Amatory Epigrams; VI, Dedicatory; VII, Sepulchral; VIII, Epigrams of St. Gregory; IX, Declamatory; X, Hortatory and Admonitory; XI, Convivial and Satirical; XII, Strato’s “Musa Puerilis”; XIII, Metrical curiosities; XIV, Problems, Riddles, and Oracles; XV, Miscellanies. Book XVI is the Planudean Appendix: Epigrams on works of art.

Outstanding among the poets are Meleager, Antipater of Sidon, Crinagoras, Palladas, Agathias, Paulus Silentiarius.

The Loeb Classical Library edition is in five volumes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674990937
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1917
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #84
Edition description: 8th printing/1st pub.1917
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.38(h) x (d)

About the Author

William Roger Paton (1857–1921) was an independent scholar educated at Oxford and based in Samos.

Table of Contents

Book IX. The Declamatory Epigrams

General Index

Index Of Authors

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