A Hellenistic Anthology by Neil HopkinsonA Hellenistic Anthology by Neil Hopkinson

A Hellenistic Anthology

EditorNeil Hopkinson

Paperback | February 26, 1988

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An anthology of Greek poetry written during the third to first centuries B.C., the so-called Hellenistic period. Hopkinson makes available to undergraduates a selection of texts that are not easily accessible elsewhere. The volume contains a wide and representative range of poetry, including hymns, didactic verse, pastoral poetry, epigrams, and epics. An introduction sets the poetry in its cultural and historical background, and a full commentary elucidates problems of the language and reference in the texts.
Title:A Hellenistic AnthologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.32 × 4.84 × 0.67 inPublished:February 26, 1988Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521314259

ISBN - 13:9780521314251


Table of Contents

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

Editorial Reviews

"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 World