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Greek Epigram from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era

Maria Kanellou, Ivana Petrovic, and Chris Carey


This volume sheds new light on the evolution of Greek epigram from the Hellenistic up to the early Byzantine era. It is concerned not with the work of individual authors but with the complexities of epigram as a genre; with the dynamics of poetic imitation and competition, as reflected in the work of epigrammatists who belong to the same or different anthologies and in the editorial activities of the poets who edited and created those anthologies; with the absorption and adaptation of earlier poetry in epigram; with the cross-fertilization between inscribed and literary epigram; with the dynam ... More

Keywords: ancient anthologies, epigram, evolution, interaction, the Greek Anthology, intertextuality, reception, subgenres, transmission, versatility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198836827
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198836827.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria Kanellou, editor
Research Fellow, Academy of Athens

Ivana Petrovic, editor
Hugh H. Obear Professor of Classics, University of Virginia

Chris Carey, editor
Emeritus Professor of Greek, UCL

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1 Introduction

Maria Kanellou, Ivana Petrovic, and Chris Carey

Part 1 Encountering Epigram

Part 2 Imitation, Variation, Interaction

7 Variations on Simplicity

Charles S. Campbell

Part 3 Writing Death

9 Death of a Child

Richard Hunter

12 Sea and Land

Michael A. Tueller

Part 4 Gods, Religion, and Cult

Part 5 Praise and Blame

Part 6 Words and Images

20 Art, Nature, Power

Steven D. Smith