The Poems of Callimachus

Paperback | July 1, 2001

byFrank NisetichTranslated byFrank Nisetich

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This important new verse translation of the extant works and major fragments of Callimachus includes a full Introduction, covering the poet's life and times, the range of his achievements, and the difficulties in the way of appreciation. It does not offer, as other translations do, a mereselection of fragments but presents them as integral parts of the poetry books in which they originally figured, as these can be reconstructed in the light of modern research. Each fragment is introduced in relation to what precedes and follows it, enabling students and general readers, for thefirst time ever, to assess what Callimachus was like in his most important productions. In addition to this introductory help, the Notes take up individual points of difficulty, all proper names and adjectives are explained in the Glossary, and comparative tables facilitate identification of thetranslated fragments in the standard editions.

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This important new verse translation of the extant works and major fragments of Callimachus includes a full Introduction, covering the poet's life and times, the range of his achievements, and the difficulties in the way of appreciation. It does not offer, as other translations do, a mereselection of fragments but presents them as inte...

Frank Nisetich is at University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:406 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.91 inPublished:July 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198152248

ISBN - 13:9780198152248

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`His [Callimachus] quality is admirably brought out by Frank Nisetich in The Poems of Callimachus, translated with introduction, notes and glossary. As in his well-known translation of Pindar, Nisetich skilfully and painlessly provides the helpful information which the Greekless readergreatly needs.'Hugh Lloyd-Jones, International Books of the Year, TLS