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Title: Stesichoros: Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 2359, 3876, 2619, 2803
Author: Schade, Gerson
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2003
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004128323
Volumes: 1; Pages: x, 242
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The work of Stesichoros, an ancient Greek poet of the early sixth century B.C., is transmitted in fragments only. This volume contains a new edition of some of the most interesting Stesichoros-papyri from the Oxyrhynchus collection. The papyri are analysed under various aspects: survey of relevant secondary literature, introduction about identification and contents of each papyrus (including archaeological evidence), papyrological description, metrics; the edition is complete with a Latin critical apparatus, translation and detailed commentary. A brief general introduction illustrates notorious problems concerning the author, the genre etc. A bibliography and indices are provided at the end of the volume. The book will be welcomed by classicists and papyrologists alike.