Theocritus and the Archaeology of Greek Poetry
By (author) Richard L. Hunter
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Theocritus and the Archaeology of Greek Poetry by Richard L. Hunter
Book DescriptionThe 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 DetailsISBN: 9780521035262
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard L. Hunter
Theocritus: A Selection, Paperback (February 1999)
Text of eight poems by the third-century BC Greek poet Theocritus with introduction and substantial commentary.
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In writing this book on the plays of New Comedy the author's aim is to fill a gap in the existing literature by concentrating on what one might look for in watching and reading these plays and why such an exercise might be pleasurable.
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