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    Greek Poetry of the Imperial Period: An Anthology (Cambridge Greek & Latin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) Edited by Neil Hopkinson, Series edited by E. J. Kenney, Series edited by P. E. Easterling

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    DescriptionThis book contains a selection of pagan Greek poetic texts ranging in date from the first to the sixth century AD. It makes easily accessible for the first time work by poets such as Quintus Smyrnaeus, Nonnus, Musaeus and Babrius hitherto neglected in Classical syllabuses. Genres represented include epic, epyllion, didactic, epigram, lyric and the verse fable. There is a brief general introduction, and in addition each section of detailed commentary is prefaced by a discussion of literary aspects of the poems and of their wider contexts. The book is intended primarily for undergraduate and graduate students of Greek, but will be of interest also to Classical scholars.


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    Title
    Greek Poetry of the Imperial Period
    Subtitle
    An Anthology
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Neil Hopkinson, Series edited by E. J. Kenney, Series edited by P. E. Easterling
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521423137
    ISBN 10: 0521423139
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000, HIS002000, POE008000, LCO003000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 881.0108, 881/.0108
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 881.108
    LC classification: PA3427.Z5 G74 1994
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Edition statement
    Canto.
    Illustrations note
    3 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    23 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "There is no doubt in my mind that an undergraduate can learn more of use about literature of the ancient world...Publications like this one are making that possible." Bryn Mawr Classical Review "It will be a relief for both teachers and students who want to venture beyond Homer and Euripides that there is this handy, chrming edition, which gives...a highly interesting selection from Anacreontea, Mesomedes, epigrams, Quintus Smyrnaeus, Nonnus, Musaeus, (pseudo-)Oppian, pseudo-Manetho, Orphic hymns, and Babrius. The introductions to the individual poets are in general good and informative. The commentary itself is...economic and helpful, and gives concise yet apposite information on literary antecedents, notably epic reminiscences and references to Hellenistic poets, especially Quintus and Nonnus. The contents - both the anthology and the annotation - are excellent, original and stimulating. Therefore, I personally am very much looking forward to reading Hopkinson's selection with my students next semester." Gert-Jan van Dijk, Mnemosyne "This book fully meets the high standards we have come to expect from the editor. Hopkinson's anthology will prove a boon to everyone who tries to introduce students to the long neglected, yet highly interesting Greek literature of the imperial period. But even more advanced scholars who may not have read widely in these authors are sure to profit from this book. The author is to be congratulated on accomplishing a work of such high quality." Thomas A. Schmitz, International Journal of the Classical Tradition
    Back cover copy
    This volume contains a selection of pagan Greek poetic texts ranging in date from the first to the sixth century AD. It makes easily accessible for the first time work by poets such as Quintus Smyrnaeus, Nonnus, Musaeus, and Babrius, who have hitherto been neglected in Classical syllabuses.
    Table of contents
    Introduction: 1. Some historical developments; 2. Education and culture; 3. Christianity; 4. Pagan poetry in the Imperial period; The Anthology: Anacreontea; Mesomedes; Epigrams, Quintus Smyrnaeus; Nonnus; Musaeus; Oppian; [Oppian], [Manetho], [Orpheus], Babrius; The Commentary; Indexes.