A Hellenistic Anthology

A Hellenistic Anthology

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This book is an anthropology of Greek poetry written during the third to first centuries B. C. - the so-called Hellenistic period. It is intended to make available to undergraduates a selection of texts which are for the most part not easily accessible elsewhere. The volume contains a wide and representative range of poetry including hymns, didactic verse, pastoral in its cultural and historical background and a full commentary elucidates problems of language and reference in the texts. This edition should be welcomed by students and scholars alike.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 127 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 340.19g
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 3 maps
  • 0521314259
  • 9780521314251
  • 786,889

Review quote

"The appearance of any annotated Hellenistic text is a matter for rejoicing. Hopkinson's Anthology is especially welcome because of the excellence of its commentary and for the judiciously chosen selections: 1,738 lines of poetry, that is, a volume of reasonable length for today's undergraduate upper-level Greek students...this text will serve as an excellent introduction to the rich variety of material we so often neglect." Jerry Clack, Classical Worldshow more

Table of contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Maps; Introduction; The apparatus criticus; A Hellenistic anthology; Commentary; Addenda; Appendix; Indexes.show more