An extremely useful discussion of the poetics of Philodemus of Gadara ... Highly recommended. * Religious Studies Review * Obbink is to be commended not only for the sheer labour and diligence which have obviously gone into this work, but also for producing a superbly accurate and accessible edition of an extremely difficult text. The edition will become an essential tool for scholars of Epicureanism and Hellenistic philosophy, and will undoubtedly also be of interest to students of papyrology, philology, ancient religion, Cicero, and the intellectual climate of the first century B.C.
Not only has Obbink produced an extremely thorough edition of an important yet intractable text, he has also achieved a high degree of 'transparency' ... he has ensured that the reader, even the non-specialist, is made fully aware as to why choices have been made with the text and the alternatives
available. For all of this Obbink is entitled to our gratitude. * Scholia Reviews ns 7 (1998) 4 * an indispensable tool for scholars beginning to delve into what may be Herculaneum's most valuable treasures * Lee T. Percy, The Episcopal Academy, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 8.2 (1997) * An extremely useful discussion of the poetics of Philodemus of Gadara ... Highly recommended. * John T. Fitzgerald, Religious Studies Review *show more