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Greek Poetry of the Imperial Period: An Anthology (Neil Hopkinson (ed)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1994) 9780521423137
Greek Poetry of the Imperial Period: An Anthology (Neil Hopkinson (ed)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1994) 9780521423137
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Title: Greek Poetry of the Imperial Period: An Anthology

Author: Hopkinson, Neil (ed)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1994

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521423137

Volumes: 1; Pages: 238

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This book contains a selection of pagan Greek poetic texts ranging in date from the first to the sixth century A.D. It makes easily accessible for the first time work by poets 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.No other such selection in printThe commentary makes accessible to students authors and texts new to most readersA second anthology compiled and annotated by Neil Hopkinson, author of A Hellenistic Anthology ContentsIntroduction1. Some historical developments2. Education and culture3. Christianity4. Pagan poetry in the Imperial periodThe Anthology: Anacreontea; Mesomedes; Epigrams, Quintus Smyrnaeus; Nonnus; Musaeus; Oppian; [Oppian], [Manetho], [Orpheus], BabriusThe CommentaryIndexes
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