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    DescriptionWith contributions written by leading experts in the field, this volume explores the dialogue between Archaic and Classical Greek epigrams and their readers. The authors examine questions surrounding the identity of the speakers and the addressees. They also discuss the spatial, religious, historical and political contexts of epigram, as well as aspects of intertextuality, poetic variation and the creation of epigrammatic sub-genres. Collectively the volume demonstrates that the dominant view of epigram as a genre that became literary and artistic only in the Hellenistic period has to be revised. Archaic and Classical Greek epigrams did not simply serve the objects they describe but also demonstrate a high degree of aesthetic and literary achievement. This volume breaks new ground in the study of the genre and is important for scholars of classics, archaeology, epigraphy and papyrology.


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    Title
    Archaic and Classical Greek Epigram
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Manuel Baumbach, Edited by Andrej Petrovic, Edited by Ivana Slavkova Petrovic
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 454
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521118057
    ISBN 10: 0521118050
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: DSK
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190
    B&T Approval Code: A24200000
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 888.010209
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    B&T Approval Code: A18400000
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    DC22: 888
    LC classification: PA3123 .A73 2010
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    Thema V1.0: DSBB, DSK, NHC
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2AHA
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    9 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    17 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Manuel Baumbach is Professor of Classics at Bochum University. He is the co-editor of Labored in Papyrus Leaves: Perspectives on an Epigram Collection Attributed to Posidippus (2004) and Quintus Smyrnaeus: Transforming Homer in Second Sophistic Epic (2007). Andrej Petrovic is Senior Lecturer in Greek History at the University of Durham. He is the author of a number of articles, mostly concerned with Greek epigraphy, religion and society. Ivana Petrovic is Lecturer in Greek Literature at the University of Durham. She has published a number of articles on Hellenistic poetry and Greek religion.
    Review quote
    'All in all, the interdisciplinary approach of this collection wof essays will make it useful for those working in a wide range of fields, from archaeology to epigraphy, from ancient history to literature.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction Manuel Baumbach, Andrej Petrovic and Ivana Petrovic; Part I. Contextualisation; Section 1. Speaking and Reading: The Dialogue between Epigram and Passerby: 1. Speaker and addressee in early Greek epigram and lyric Thomas A. Schmitz; 2. The passerby in Archaic and Classical epigram Michael A. Tueller; 3. Voice in sepulchral epigrams: some remarks on the use of first and second person in sepulchral epigrams and a comparison with lyric poetry Gert Vestrheim; Section 2. Art and Viewing: The Spatial Context: 4. Epigrams in Archaic art: the 'Chest of Kypselos' Barbara E. Borg; 5. The Callimachus monument on the Athenian Acropolis (CEG 256) and Athenian commemoration of the Persian Wars Catherine M. Keesling; 6. 'Dialectics at a Standstill': Archaic kouroi-cum-epigram as I-Box Katharina Lorenz; Section 3. Epigram and Performance: The Religious Context: 7. Life in a line. A reading of dedicatory epigrams from the Archaic and Classical periods William D. Furley; 8. Observations on the dedicatory and sepulchral epigrams and their early history Catherine Trumpy; Section 4. Propaganda and Memorial: The Historical and Political Context: 9. Epigrams on the Persian Wars: monuments, memory and politics Carolyn Higbie; 10. True lies of public epigrams Andrej Petrovic; Section 5. Generic and Literary Contexts: The Rise and Reception of Epigramatic Subgenera: 11. Heroic epitaphs of the Classical age. The Aristotelian Peplos and beyond Kathryn Gutzwiller; 12. The origin of epigrams on 'Speaking Objects' Rudolf Wachter; Part II. Literarization - From Stone to Book; Section 1. Loosing Context: Intertextuality and Poetic Variation: 13. Language and interpretation in Greek epigram Richard Hunter; 14. Typologies of variation on a theme in Archaic and Classical metrical inscriptions Marco Fantuzzi; Section 2. Inventing Contexts: Ecphrasis and Narration: 15. Epigram as narration Ewen Bowie; 16. Ecphrasis in fits and starts? Down to 300 BC Jon Steffen Bruss; Bibliography; Indices.