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The new Posidippus [electronic resource] : a Hellenistic poetry book / edited by Kathryn Gutzwiller.

Contributor(s): Gutzwiller, Kathryn J.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 394 p.) : ill. (some col.).ISBN: 9780191514906 (electronic bk.); 019151490X (electronic bk.); 9780199267811 (Cloth); 0199267812 (Cloth).Contained works: Posidippus, of Pella, b. ca. 310 B.C. Epigrams. English.Subject(s): Posidippus, of Pella, approximately 310 B.C.- -- Criticism and interpretation -- Congresses | Posidippus, of Pella, approximately 310 B.C.- -- Translations into English -- Congresses | Posidippus, of Pella, approximately 310 B.C.- -- Manuscripts -- Congresses | LITERARY CRITICISM -- Ancient & Classical | Epigrammen | Grieks | Papyri | Posidippus, of Pella, b. ca. 310 B.C. -- Congresses -- Criticism and interpretation | Posidippus, of Pella, b. ca. 310 B.C. -- Congresses -- Translations into English | Posidippus, of Pella, b. ca. 310 B.C. -- Congresses -- ManuscriptsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: New Posidippus.DDC classification: 881/.01 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
List of Illustrations; Abbreviations; List of Contributors; 1. Introduction; 2. The Poems of Posidippus; PART I: PAPYRUS ROLLS, READERS, AND EDITORS; PART II: A BOOK IN SECTIONS; PART III: POSIDIPPUS IN A PTOLEMAIC CONTEXT; PART IV: A HELLENISTIC BOOK AND ITS LITERARY CONTEXT; Bibliography; Index Locorum; General Index;
Summary: From an Egyptian mummy has come an exciting discovery of previously unknown Greek literature. The newly-discovered papyrus containing over 100 epigrams by the Hellenistic poet Posidippus is artefactually the earliest known Greek poetry book. This volume contains a new translation of Posidippus' poetry as well as essays about the papyrus by experts in the fields of papyrology, Greek and Roman literature, Ptolemaic history, and visual culture. - ;The Milan Papyrus ( P. Mil. Volg. VIII. 309), containing a collection of epigrams apparently all by Posidippus of Pella, provides one of the most excit.
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"This volume stems from a conference on the 'The New Posidippus: A Hellenistic Poetry Book' held at Cincinnati on 7-9 November 2002"--Acknowledgements.

Includes " ... a translation of Posidippi Pellaei quae supersunt omnia, edited by C. Austin and G. Bastianini (Milan, 2002)"--P. [17].

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Description based on print version record.

List of Illustrations; Abbreviations; List of Contributors; 1. Introduction; 2. The Poems of Posidippus; PART I: PAPYRUS ROLLS, READERS, AND EDITORS; PART II: A BOOK IN SECTIONS; PART III: POSIDIPPUS IN A PTOLEMAIC CONTEXT; PART IV: A HELLENISTIC BOOK AND ITS LITERARY CONTEXT; Bibliography; Index Locorum; General Index;

From an Egyptian mummy has come an exciting discovery of previously unknown Greek literature. The newly-discovered papyrus containing over 100 epigrams by the Hellenistic poet Posidippus is artefactually the earliest known Greek poetry book. This volume contains a new translation of Posidippus' poetry as well as essays about the papyrus by experts in the fields of papyrology, Greek and Roman literature, Ptolemaic history, and visual culture. - ;The Milan Papyrus ( P. Mil. Volg. VIII. 309), containing a collection of epigrams apparently all by Posidippus of Pella, provides one of the most excit.

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