The New Simonides: Contexts of Praise and Desire

Hardcover | May 15, 2001

EditorDeborah Boedeker, David Sider

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Over the course of his life (550-460 BC), the Greek poet Simonides produced poetic work of every kind then extant. Unfortunately, Simonides' corpus has survived only in fragments, though classical scholars have been studying his work for generations. The 1992 discovery of the OxyrhynchusPapyri revolutionized the study of Simonides, casting particular light on the epic of Plataea. This edited volume gathers the best of the recent research on Simonides' newly expanded oeuvre into a single collection that will be an important reference for scholars of Greek poetry.

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Over the course of his life (550-460 BC), the Greek poet Simonides produced poetic work of every kind then extant. Unfortunately, Simonides' corpus has survived only in fragments, though classical scholars have been studying his work for generations. The 1992 discovery of the OxyrhynchusPapyri revolutionized the study of Simonides, cas...

Deborah Boedeker is at Brown University. David Sider is at Fordham University.
Format:HardcoverPublished:May 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195137671

ISBN - 13:9780195137675

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"This book provides an excellent appraisal of the state of scholarship on the 'New Simonides.' It surpasses most edited volumes in the degree to which the contributors are clearly aware of one another's essays and provide cross-references to sustain the course of the questioning about thetext. It has launched some important new challenges about the historical and literary traditions represented by the text."--American Journal of Philology