Asclepiades of Samos: Epigrams and Fragments by Alexander SensAsclepiades of Samos: Epigrams and Fragments by Alexander Sens

Asclepiades of Samos: Epigrams and Fragments

EditorAlexander Sens

Hardcover | May 11, 2010

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This is the first commentary in English devoted exclusively to the surviving epigrams and fragments of Asclepiades of Samos, a Hellenistic poet who exerted great influence on the work of his contemporaries and helped shape the genre of literary epigram for many generations. The volume containsan extensive introduction, a new critical text and translation, and a full literary and philological commentary. Alexander Sens's main focus is on the way in which Asclepiades engages with the Greek literary tradition, but attention is also paid to his influence on later writers.
Alexander Sens is Joseph Durkin SJ Professor of Classics at Georgetown University.
Title:Asclepiades of Samos: Epigrams and FragmentsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:500 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0 inPublished:May 11, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199253196

ISBN - 13:9780199253197

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Life and works2. The development of Hellenistic epigram3. Asclepiades and inscribed epigram4. Erotic epigram and its generic background5. Narrative voice and genre6. Asclepiades and his contemporaries7. Asclepiades at court8. Language and style9. Metre10. The transmission of the textTestimoniaSiglaText and Commentary