Readings in Hellenistic and Roman Books of Poetry
By (author) G. O. Hutchinson
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Talking Books by G. O. Hutchinson
Book DescriptionIncreasing importance is being attached to how Greek and Latin books of poems were arranged, but such research has often been carried out with little attention to the physical fragments of actual ancient poetry-books. In this extensive study Gregory Hutchinson investigates the design of Greek and Latin books of poems in the light of papyri, including recent discoveries. A series of discussions of major poems and collections from two central periods of Greek and Latin literature is framed by a substantial and illustrated survey of poetry-books and reading, and by a more theoretical discussion of structures involving books. The main poets discussed are Callimachus, Apollonius, Posidippus, Catullus, Horace, and Ovid; a chapter on Latin didactic includes Lucretius, Virgil, Ovid, and Manilius.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199279418
(224mm x 146mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - G. O. Hutchinson
G. O. Hutchinson is Professor of Greek and Latin Languages and Literature in the University of Oxford.
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