Greek Poetry of the Imperial Period: An Anthology by Neil HopkinsonGreek Poetry of the Imperial Period: An Anthology by Neil Hopkinson

Greek Poetry of the Imperial Period: An Anthology

EditorNeil Hopkinson

Paperback | November 25, 1994

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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.
Title:Greek Poetry of the Imperial Period: An AnthologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.32 × 0.91 × 0.55 inPublished:November 25, 1994Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521423139

ISBN - 13:9780521423137

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Table of Contents

Introduction: 1. Some historical developments; 2. Education and culture; 3. Christianity; 4. Pagan poetry in the Imperial period; The Anthology: Anacreontea; Mesomedes; Epigrams, Quintus Smyrnaeus; Nonnus; Musaeus; Oppian; [Oppian], [Manetho], [Orpheus], Babrius; The Commentary; Indexes.

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This volume contains a selection of pagan Greek poetic texts ranging in date from the first to the sixth century AD. It makes easily accessible for the first time work by poets such as Quintus Smyrnaeus, Nonnus, Musaeus, and Babrius, who have hitherto been neglected in Classical syllabuses.

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"This book fully meets the high standards we have come to expect from the editor. Hopkinson's anthology will prove a boon to everyone who tries to introduce students to the long neglected, yet highly interesting Greek literature of the imperial period. But even more advanced scholars who may not have read widely in these authors are sure to profit from this book. The author is to be congratulated on accomplishing a work of such high quality." Thomas A. Schmitz, International Journal of the Classical Tradition