Labored in Papyrus Leaves (Paperback)

Perspectives on an Epigram Collection Attributed to Posidippus (P. Mil. Vogl. VIII 309) (Hellenic Studies #2)

By Benjamin Acosta-Hughes (Editor), Elizabeth Kosmetatou (Editor), Manuel Baumbach (Editor)

Harvard University Press, 9780674011052, 377pp.

Publication Date: April 15, 2004

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Description

This colloquium volume celebrates a new Hellenistic epigram collection attributed to the third-century B.C.E. poet Posidippus, one of the most significant literary finds in recent memory. Included in this collection are an unusual variety of voices and perspectives: papyrological, art historical, archaeological, historical, literary, and aesthetic. These texts are considered as individual poems and as collective artifact, an early poetry book. The volume will be of interest to readers of Greek and Latin epigram, students of the Hellenistic period, and all readers interested in the aesthetics of poetry collection and the evolution of the poetry book in antiquity.