Archaic and Classical Greek Epigram. Contextualisation and Literarisation

Archaic and Classical Greek Epigram. Contextualisation and Literarisation. Edited by: Baumbach, M; Petrovic, A; Petrovic, I (2009). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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With contributions written by leading experts in the field, this volume
explores the dialogue between archaic and classical Greek epigrams
and their readers. The authors examine questions surrounding the
identity of the speakers and the addressees. They also discuss the
spatial, religious, historical and political contexts of epigram, as well
as aspects of intertextuality, poetic variation and the creation of
epigrammatic sub-genres. Collectively the volume demonstrates that
the dominant view of epigram as a genre that became literary and
artistic only in the Hellenistic period has to be revised. Archaic and
classical Greek epigrams did not simply serve the objects they describe
but also demonstrate a high degree of aesthetic and literary achievement.
This volume breaks new ground in the study of the genre and
is important for scholars of classics, archaeology, epigraphy and

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Greek and Latin Philology
Dewey Decimal Classification:470 Latin & Italic languages
480 Classical & modern Greek languages
Deposited On:23 Feb 2011 10:28
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:46
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Number of Pages:454
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