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This book continues the work done in the volumes edited by A. S. F. Gow and D. L. Page entitled Hellenistic Epigrams and The Garland of Philip. It sets out to include all Greek literary epigrams composed before AD 50 and not published in those volumes, and extends also to epigrams ascribed to certain imperial Romans. Another author commented on is Leonides of Alexandria, whose poems observe curious mathematical laws. The challenge to the authenticity of much of what passes for Simonides and the associated historical discussion constitute one of the most important sections of the book. This edition and commentary will be indispensable to scholars of Greek literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521063777
ISBN-10: 0521063779
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Pages: 616
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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