Tradition and Innovation in Hellenistic Poetry by Marco FantuzziTradition and Innovation in Hellenistic Poetry by Marco Fantuzzi

Tradition and Innovation in Hellenistic Poetry

byMarco Fantuzzi, Richard Hunter

Paperback | January 26, 2012

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Hellenistic poets of the third and second centuries BC sought to mark their continuity with the classical past as well as demonstrate their independence from it. This major study explores Greek poetry of the period and its reception and influence in Rome. The volume covers some of the most familiar poetry of the age, such as Callimachus' Aitia, alongside detailed consideration of newly published texts like the epigrams of Posidippus.
Title:Tradition and Innovation in Hellenistic PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:522 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 1.18 inPublished:January 26, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521203600

ISBN - 13:9780521203609


Table of Contents

1. Performance and genre; 2. The aetiology of Callimachus' Aitia; 3. The Argonautica of Apollonius and epic tradition; 4. Theocritus and the bucolic genre; 5. Epic in a minor key; 6. The style of Hellenistic epic; 7. The epigram; 8. The languages of praise; 9. Hellenistic drama; 10. Roman epilogue.

Editorial Reviews

'Wary of generalization that only simplify or obscure, Fantuzzi and Hunter are right to have invested most of their energy in the scrutiny of details; it has enable them to produce the most formidable synthesis of Hellenistic poetic developments yet written.' Times Literary Supplement