Description - Seeing Double by Susan A. Stephens
When, in the third century BCE, the Ptolemies became rulers in Egypt, they found themselves not only kings of a Greek population but also pharaohs for the Egyptian people. Offering an expanded understanding of Alexandrian poetry, Susan Stephens argues that poets such as Callimachus, Theocritus and Apollonius proved instrumental in bridging the distance between the two distinct and at times diametrically opposed cultures under Ptolemaic rule. Her work positions Alexandrian poetry as part of the dynamic in which Greek and Egyptian worlds were bound to interact socially, politically and imaginatively.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
University of California Press
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Author Biography - Susan A. Stephens
Susan A. Stephens is Professor of Classics at Stanford University, author of Yale Papyri in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library II (1985), and coeditor of Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments (1995) and Didymus in Demosthenem: Commenta (1985).