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Archaic and Classical Attic Dedicatory Epigrams: An Epigraphic, Literary, and Linguistic Commentary - Trends in Classics - Supplementary Volumes 33 (Hardback)
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Archaic and Classical Attic Dedicatory Epigrams: An Epigraphic, Literary, and Linguistic Commentary - Trends in Classics - Supplementary Volumes 33 (Hardback)

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Despite the large number of early Greek inscribed epigrams and their historical and social importance, modern studies have focused either on the literary epigram or (especially after the publication of Hansen's Carmina Epigraphica Graeca) on the inscribed funerary epigram. The dedicatory inscribed epigram, on the other hand, has received little scholarly attention. As a result, neither a comprehensive commentary nor a study of the different features (archaeological, epigraphical, literary and linguistic) of Archaic and Classical inscribed verse dedications has appeared to date. This book aims to fill such a significant void by offering an interdisciplinary commentary on all the early Attic dedicatory epigrams, i.e. those dating from the 7th through the 5th century BCE. Since the message conveyed by an inscribed epigram can be understood only by taking into account three different semantic systems - that of art and archaeology, epigraphy, and that of language and style - at the same time, this commentary will combine a description of the morphology of the monuments on which the epigrams were engraved with an analysis of the alphabets and dialects used in the poems, while making observations on stylistic and literary data.

Publisher: De Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110402551
Number of pages: 652
Weight: 1072 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 mm


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"This volume (hereafter ACADE) contains an edition and philological analysis of 154 metrical, or supposedly metrical, inscriptions dated to the 7th-5th centuries BCE and associated with offerings ( ) in Attic shrines or consecrated by Athenians in sanctuaries outside the region. A useful companion to the Attic tituli dedicatorii in Peter A. Hansen's Carmina Epigraphica Graeca (1983-1989), ACADE has the advantage of making available images of most of the inscribed objects and, more often than not, useful close-up photographs of the texts. [...] After the publication in 1878 of Georg Kaibel's ground-breaking Epigrammata Graeca ex lapidibus conlecta, for more than a century scholars have collected ancient Greek verse inscriptions and improved the editions of them. Today, a pressing need is for commentaries of these important documents, and Kaczko's ACADE is a significant contribution toward filling this gap."
Alcorac Alonso D niz in: Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2018.06.13

..".destined to become the standard work on the subject for a long time to come [...] A compulsory purchase for relevant Faculties at University level."
Colin Leach in: Classics for All, 04.02.2017

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