Hellenistic Poetry

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byG. O. Hutchinson

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The work of the Hellenistic poets in the third century BC has not only an important place in Greek literature, but also a particular significance for Latin poetry. Despite much technical work on the texts and language of these authors - Theocritus, Callimachus, Apollonius Rhodius, and others -previous literary criticism on most of the major figures is limited in quantity and scope. In this new paperback edition, Dr Hutchinson explores the work of the individual writers in turn, while developing a general conception of the poetry as a whole, centred around the poets' handling of tone, level, and form. The book culminates in the presentation of a fresh approach to the influenceof Hellenistic poets in Rome. All quotations in Greek or Latin have been translated by the author.

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The work of the Hellenistic poets in the third century BC has not only an important place in Greek literature, but also a particular significance for Latin poetry. Despite much technical work on the texts and language of these authors - Theocritus, Callimachus, Apollonius Rhodius, and others -previous literary criticism on most of the ...

G. O. Hutchinson is at Exeter College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:386 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.94 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198147481

ISBN - 13:9780198147480

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'To his task H. brings important advantages: an enviable knowledge of Greek and Greek literature, real enthusiasm for what he is doing, and a very proper regard for what we cannot know about Greek literary history. There is much here that was worth saying, some of it genuinely enlightening.'Richard Hunter, Pembroke College, Cambridge, Journal of Hellenic Studies, CX 90