Callimachus: The Fifth Hymn: The Bath of Pallas by CallimachusCallimachus: The Fifth Hymn: The Bath of Pallas by Callimachus

Callimachus: The Fifth Hymn: The Bath of Pallas

byCallimachusEditorA. W. Bulloch

Paperback | September 24, 2009

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Callimachus was one of the most important and influential writers in the ancient world. He was the outstanding poet of the Hellenistic period and had a profound effect on the subsequent course of Greek and Roman literature. The hymns are intricate, allusive and difficult poetry, and need elucidation for the modern reader. 'The Fifth Hymn: The Bath of Pallas', is considered by many to be Callimachus' finest surviving poem. Anthony Bulloch has established a new text of the poem, which is printed here with facing English translation. The substantial introduction and full commentary aim to introduce the poem to a wide audience and to help the modern reader to reconstruct what the ancient reader may have taken for granted as part of the crucial and intellectual background and to achieve an informed and sensitive appreciation of the poem in its full perspective. This will be welcomed by Greek scholars and those interested in Greek and Roman poetry.
Callimachus was an Alexandrine grammarian and poet. He was a native of Cyrene in Africa. He lived at Alexandria where was a cataloguer of the famous library of Alexandria, from about 260 B.C. until his death about 240 B.C. Among his students were Arostophanes of Byzantium and Apollonius Rhodius Callimachus wrote numerous works on a var...
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Title:Callimachus: The Fifth Hymn: The Bath of PallasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:September 24, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521119995

ISBN - 13:9780521119993

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Table of Contents

Preface; Previous editions and commentaries; Abbreviations and references; Select bibliography and abbreviations; Introduction; Text and translation; Commentary; Indexes.