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Talking Books: Readings in Hellenistic and Roman Books of Poetry

G. O. Hutchinson


The study of Latin poetry-books, though seen as important, has suffered from limited engagement with Greek literature and papyri. This book, which combines unpublished and recently published pieces, shows the importance of considering Greek and Latin works together, and of using Greek and Latin papyri in the study of poetic books. Important here are both new texts and evidence on the making and reading of books. The study of book-structure should embrace books which consist of short poems and books which make up part of long poems. The combination of poems within books, of books within a group ... More

Keywords: poetry-books, papyri, reading, Hellenistic poetry, Catullus, Horace, Ovid, didactic, book-structure, œuvre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199279418
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279418.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

G. O. Hutchinson, author
Professor of Greek and Latin Languages and Literature, University of Oxford
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