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Examining Diodorus Siculus’ historiographical methods and his representation of mythical culture-heroes, this study demonstrates the significant contribution of the author’s first pentad to his universal history and its importance as a supplement to our perception of Hellenistic civilization.
Concentrating on the interaction between contemporary Hellenistic poets, this book attempts to chart the complex dynamics of Alexandrian poetical imitation and reception in the light of poetical self-positioning.
Edited by Roy K. Gibson and Ruth Morello
Pliny's Naturalis Historia is a sophisticated encyclopaedia of the riches of the ancient world. The contributors to the present volume represent and join a new generation of critics who have begun to examine the dominant motifs which give shape to the work.
Edited by Pierre Destrée and Fritz-Gregor Herrmann
The nineteen essays presented here aim to illuminate the ways poetry and the poets are discussed by Plato throughout his writing career. As well as throwing new light on old topics, such as mimesis and poetic inspiration, the volume introduces fresh approaches to Plato’s philosophy of poetry and ...
This first in-depth account of Euripides' relationship with the visual arts demonstrates how frequently the tragedian used language to visual effect, whether through allusion or actual references to objects, motifs built around real or imaginary objects, or the use of technical terminology.
Maria Noussia Fantuzzi
This book illuminates the authoritative voice of Solon of Athens by an integrated literary, historical, and philological approach and the use of a range of hermeneutic frameworks, from literary theory to oral poetics.
Hugo H. Koning
This book offers a comprehensive account of the role of Hesiod in the ancient imagination, investigating the poet as a literary-critical concept, a moral and philosophical symbol, and generally a cultural icon endlessly employed and re-created by later Greeks.
This book offers the first comprehensive collection and scholarly analysis of the Greek technopaignia (acrostics, anagrams, palindromes, pattern poems etc.) and discusses both their significance for the history of literature and their interaction with non-literary fields of ancient ...
Edited by Ralph M. Rosen and Ineke Sluiter
Human communities thrive on prosocial behavior. This book demonstrates from a wide range of perspectives how such behavior is anchored and promoted in classical antiquity by a varied and conceptually rich discourse of ‘valuing others’.
This book offers a detailed overview of the biographical material of six early Greek poets (Hesiod, Stesichorus, Archilochus, Hipponax, Terpander, and Sappho) and provides an outline of the formation, sources and development of their biographical traditions.
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