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    DescriptionThis 2007 text re-examines the relationship of Hellenistic poetry to Archaic poetry. It demonstrates how Callimachus, Theocritus and Apollonius develop their primary narrators or main narrative voices - a central feature of their poetic manner - by exploiting and adapting models from a wide range of Archaic poets and genres, including Homer, Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, Pindar, Sappho, Archaic iambos, and early elegy. It goes beyond previous work by bringing together a close study of the Hellenistic re-making of the poetic forms of the past with the first comprehensive examination of the primary narrators of the major poems and fragments of Archaic and Hellenistic poetry. Building on narratological approaches to literary texts, it explores the ways in which Archaic poets create their narrators and develop personas across their different works. It also shows that poets such as Pindar and Hesiod provided an invaluable narrative 'pattern-book' for Hellenistic poets to adapt and experiment with.


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    Title
    The Narrator in Archaic Greek and Hellenistic Poetry
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew D. Morrison
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 372
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521201056
    ISBN 10: 0521201055
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSC
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    LC classification: PA
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LCO003000
    DC22: 883.0109
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, DSC
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    29 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; 2. Archaic narrative and narrators; 3. Callimachean narrators; 4. The narrators of Theocritus; 5. Confidence and crisis: the narrator in the Argonautica; 6. Contexts and conclusions.