Greek Epigram from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era


Author: Maria Kanellou,Ivana Petrovic,Chris Carey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192573799

Category: Poetry

Page: 416

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Greek epigram is a remarkable poetic form. The briefest of all ancient Greek genres, it is also the most resilient: for almost a thousand years it attracted some of the finest Greek poetic talents as well as exerting a profound interest on Latin literature, and it continues to inspire and influence modern translations and imitations. After a long period of neglect, research on epigram has surged during recent decades, and this volume draws on the fruits of that renewed scholarly engagement. It is concerned not with the work of individual authors or anthologies, but with the evolution of particular subgenres over time, and provides a selection of in-depth treatments of key aspects of Greek literary epigram of the Hellenistic, Roman, and early Byzantine periods. Individual chapters offer insights into a variety of topics, from explorations of the dynamic interactions between poets and their predecessors and contemporaries, and of the relationship between epigram and its socio-political, cultural, and literary background from the third century BCE up until the sixth century CE, to its interaction with its origins, inscribed epigram more generally, other literary genres, the visual arts, and Latin poetry, as well as the process of editing and compilation which generated the collections which survived into the modern world. Through the medium of individual studies the volume as a whole seeks to offer a sense of this vibrant and dynamic poetic form and its world which will be of value to scholars and students of Greek epigram and classical literature more broadly.

Dialect, Diction, and Style in Greek Literary and Inscribed Epigram


Author: Evina Sistakou,Antonios Rengakos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110498790

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 435

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Language and style of epigram is a topic scarcely discussed in the related bibliography. This edition aspires to fill the gap by offering an in-depth study of dialect, diction, and style in Greek literary and inscribed epigram in a collection of twenty-one contributions authored by international scholars. The authors explore the epigrammatic Kunstsprache and matters of dialectical variation, the interchange between poetic and colloquial vocabulary, the employment of hapax legomena, the formalistic uses of the epigrammatic discourse (meter, syntactical patterns, arrangement of words, riddles), the various categories of style in sepulchral, philosophical and pastoral contexts of literary epigrams, and the idiosyncratic diction of inscriptions. This is a book intended for classicists who want to review the connection between the stylistic features of epigram and its interpretation, as well as for scholars keen to understand how rhetoric and linguistics can be used as a heuristic tool for the study of literature.

Callimachus II


Author: Groningen workshops on Hellenistic poetry

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042914032

Category: History

Page: 320

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This volume contains a wide range of articles. It provides a survey of current developments in research on one of the most influential authors of Hellenistic poetry and reflects the large amount of scholarly interest in Callimachus during the last decade. In the papers there is a particular focus on issues of metapoetics, intertextuality, fictional orality, the impact of poetic collections and the function of Callimachus' poetry in Ptolemaic Alexandria as well as an interest in the reception of Callimachus' poetry among Roman poets.

Oden und Epigramme


Author: Andreas Gryphius,Marian Szyrocki

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Byzantinische Sprachkunst

Studien zur byzantinischen Literatur gewidmet Wolfram Hörandner zum 65. Geburtstag


Author: Martin Hinterberger,Elisabeth Schiffer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110195019

Category: History

Page: 357

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Zwanzig Beiträge zur byzantinischen Literatur, verfasst von Kollegen des Jubilars, mit Schwerpunkt auf W. Hörandners Forschungsinteressen. Insbesondere werden Epigramme und die Literatur der Komnenenzeit behandelt sowie die Geschichte literarischer Motive, Rhetorik und Fragen der Literatursprache. Mehrere Beiträge beinhalten Texteditionen. Die Artikel sind in deutscher, englischer, französischer und italienischer Sprache verfasst.

Toto notus in orbe

Perspektiven der Martial-Interpretation


Author: Farouk Grewing

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515073813

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 364

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Inhalt: K. M. Coleman: The liber spectaculorum T. J. Leary: Martial's Early Saturnalian Verse Bruce W. Swann: Sic scribit Catullus R. A. Pitcher: Martial's Debt to Ovid Christer Henriksén: Martial und Statius Johannes Scherf: Zur Komposition von Martials Gedichtbuechern 1-12 Elena Merli: Epigrammzyklen und 'serielle Lektuere' in den Buechern Martials John Garthwaite: Putting a price on praise Peter Howell: Martial's Return to Spain Eugene O'Connor: Martial the Moral Jester Willibald Heilmann: Epigramme Martials ueber Leben und Tod Uwe Walter: Soziale Normen in den Epigrammen Martials A. L. Spisak: Gift-Giving in Martial Marc Kleijwegt: Extra fortunam est quidquid donatur amicis M. A. P. Greenwood: Martial, Gossip, and the Language of Rumour Farouk Grewing: Etymologie und etymologische Wortspiele in den Epigrammen Martials äDer Band enthält sechs deutsch- und zehn englischsprachige Originalbeiträge von sechzehn Autoren aus neun Ländern: die titelgebende Selbstaretologie Martials findet so ihre posthume Bestätigung! Alle wesentlichen Aspekte der Martial-Forschung werden angesprochen: Fruehwerk, Intertextualität, Komposition, Motivik und Sprachkunst. Ausfuehrliche Biographien (!) erleichtern die Benutzung.ô Plekos "Dank der Initiative des Herausgebers sind 16 Beiträge zusammengekommen, zu denen Grewing à einen hervorragend klaren Ã_berblick ueber den Forschungsstand vorausschickt." Museum Helveticum .

Christian Wernickes epigramme


Author: Christian Wernicke,Rudolf Pechel

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: 591

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Die kulturhistorische Bedeutung byzantinischer Epigramme

Akten des internationalen Workshop (Wien, 1.-2. Dezember 2006)


Author: Wolfram Hörandner,Andreas Rhoby

Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences


Category: History

Page: 124

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The present volume contains the contributions to a workshop entitled "Die kulturhistorische Bedeutung byzantinischer Epigramme" (The role of Byzantine epigrams for cultural history) that was held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Vienna from December 1-2, 2006. This event, organised by W. Hörandner and A. Rhoby, intended to give new momentum to research on Byzantine epigrams. The present volume also supplements the Vienna-based project "Byzantinische Epigramme in inschriftlicher Ã_berlieferung" (Byzantine epigrams as found in inscriptions). It begins with an introduction examining the definition of the terminus "epigram" and providing an overview of the current state of research. The subsequent articles deal not only with philological questions, but also with the all-pervading relationship between word and image in Byzantium. Well-established opinions, e.g. regarding the epigram on the staurotheke of Limburg, are called into question. Moreover, it is examined why a number of Venetian Byzantine artefacts and their inscriptions were copied or imitated at the beginning of the 16th century. A concluding article deals with literary and non-literary Medieval Latin epigrams. Also provided are tables of images and a general index.