Theocritus and the Archaeology of Greek Poetry by Richard L. Hunter
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Theocritus and the Archaeology of Greek Poetry
By Richard L. Hunter

Theocritus and the Archaeology of Greek Poetry

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Theocritus and the Archaeology of Greek Poetry by Richard L. Hunter

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The poems of Theocritus are our best witness to a brilliant poetic culture that flourished in the first half of the third century BC. This book considers the context from which these poems grew and, in particular, the manner in which they engage with and recreate the poetic forms of the Greek archaic age. The focus is not on the familiar bucolic poems of Theocritus, but on the hymns, mimes and erotic poems of the second half of the corpus. Recent papyri have greatly increased our understanding of how Theocritus read archaic poetry, and these discoveries are fully exploited in a set of readings which will change the way we look at Hellenistic poetry.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521035262
ISBN-10: 0521035260
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 220
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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