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TitleA companion to Hellenistic literature
Author edited by James J. Clauss and Martine Cuypers
Imprint Chichester, U.K. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
Descript xxv, 550 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm


From Alexander to Augustus -- Literature and the kings -- Ptolemaic Alexandria -- Education -- The prefigured muse: rethinking a few assumptions on Hellenistic poetics -- Callimachus's Aetia -- Hellenistic elegy: out from under the shadow of Callimachus -- Epigram -- Apollonius's Argonautica -- Narrative hexameter poetry -- Hymns and encomia -- Sung poetry: the case of inscribed paeans -- Aratus -- Nicander -- The bucolic fiction of Theocritus -- Idyll 6 and the development of bucolic after Theocritus -- Iambos and parody -- Herodas and the mime -- Menander's comedy -- Hellenistic tragedy and Lycophron's Alexandra -- Historiography rhetoric and science: rethinking a few assumptions on Hellenistic prose -- Literary criticism -- Philosophy after Aristotle -- From Polybius to Dionysius: the decline and fall of Hellenistic historiography -- Prose fiction -- Jewish literature -- Egyptian literature -- Literature in western Asia -- From the head of Zeus : the beginnings of Roman literature

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