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Talking Books: Readings in Hellenistic and Roman Books of Poetry (Hardback)
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Talking Books: Readings in Hellenistic and Roman Books of Poetry (Hardback)

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Hardback 348 Pages / Published: 14/08/2008
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Increasing importance is being attached to how Greek and Latin books of poems were arranged, but such research has often been carried out with little attention to the physical fragments of actual ancient poetry-books. In this extensive study Gregory Hutchinson investigates the design of Greek and Latin books of poems in the light of papyri, including recent discoveries. A series of discussions of major poems and collections from two central periods of Greek and Latin literature is framed by a substantial and illustrated survey of poetry-books and reading, and by a more theoretical discussion of structures involving books. The main poets discussed are Callimachus, Apollonius, Posidippus, Catullus, Horace, and Ovid; a chapter on Latin didactic includes Lucretius, Virgil, Ovid, and Manilius.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199279418
Number of pages: 348
Weight: 602 g
Dimensions: 224 x 146 x 22 mm


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A brilliant interpretation of Horace...Such an abundance of stimulating items of information...His book can already be counted as a standard work. * Niklas Holzberg, Gnomon *
At once meticulous and imaginative...consummate play of agile-discerning, discriminating, synthesising-mind..any scholar lucky enough to engage with critical minds like Hutchinson's...will always feel challenged to exceed himself. * John B Van Sickle, Classical Review *
This collection of studies constitutes an indisputable step forward in our knowledge of the nature of Hellenistic and Latin poetry * Enrico Magnelli, Prometheus *
Timely and wide-ranging... This rich and eye-opening book, which all scholars of ancient poetry will want to read, will surely stimulate further talk. * Religious Studies Review *
...The field of study is new and promises great results... * Antonella Borgo, Latin Studies Bulletin *

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