Callimachus: Aetia
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Callimachus: Aetia

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Multiple copy pack 1446 Pages / Published: 17/05/2012
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Callimachus' Aetia, written in Alexandria in the third century BC, was an important and influential poem which inspired many later Greek and Latin poets. Papyrus finds show that it was widely read until late antiquity and perhaps well into the Byzantine period. Eventually the work was lost, but thanks to many quotations by ancient authors and substantial papyrus finds a considerable part of it has now been recovered. The aim of the present volumes is to make the Aetia newly accessible to readers. Volume 1 (9780198144915) comprises an introduction dealing with matters such as the work's composition, contents, date, literary aspects, and its function in the cultural and historical context of third-century BC Alexandria, and a text of all the fragments of the Aetia with a translation and critical apparatus; while Volume 2 (9780198144922) presents a detailed commentary, including introductions to the separate aetiological stories.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199581016
Number of pages: 1446
Weight: 2216 g
Dimensions: 240 x 163 x 80 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Let us welcome the new Oxford edition for a clear and precise presentation of the evidence * Jane Lightfoot, Times Literary Supplement *
a dazzingly learned commentary ... totally absorbing * Peter Green, London Review of Books *
Many who know [Harder's] work well ... have been waiting for this commentary eagerly and with great anticipation. The wait is over and anticipation justified! ... Harder has managed to collect, organize, and assimilate a breath-taking amount of material, ancient and modern, in this latest and most up-to-date edition of Callimachuss magnum opus ... I find myself profoundly impressed by the painstaking research, well- reasoned conclusions, and relaxed style that invites readers to study and admire the many and various academic exhibits on display throughout this remarkable mouseion, if you will, of Callimachean scholarship. * James J. Clauss, Bryn Mawr Classical Review *
This is a work of consummate scholarship. Harder attributes it to her 'youthful hubris' back in the early 1980s. If so, then that is the sort of youthful hubris that is worth its weight in gold. * Jane Heath, Expository Times *
The appearance of this commentary has been greeted with a huge sigh of relief. * Susan Stephens, Common Knowledge *

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