9780801832819-0801832810-Callimachus: Hymns, Epigrams, Select Fragments

Callimachus: Hymns, Epigrams, Select Fragments

ISBN-13: 9780801832819
ISBN-10: 0801832810
Author: Callimachus
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Paperback 152 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780801832819
ISBN-10: 0801832810
Author: Callimachus
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Paperback 152 pages

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Acknowledged author Callimachus wrote Callimachus: Hymns, Epigrams, Select Fragments comprising 152 pages back in 1987. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0801832810 and 9780801832819. Since then Callimachus: Hymns, Epigrams, Select Fragments textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This is an exceptional translation of the works of an exceptional poet. Though little known in modern times, Callimachus is one of the high-water marks of ancient Greece: a literary giant in the Hellenistic period, leader of the Alexandrian school, model of poetic craft for Virgil, Catullus, Ovid, and others. But up to now the path to his greatness has been hard for Greekless readers to follow. Nourished in a venerated poetic tradition, scholarly and allusive, he preferred "the trickling dew from a mountain's holy spring" to the muddy current down river. This translation clear-flowing, graceful, witty revives a fading giant. A literary triumph.Stephen Scully, Boston Univ.

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