Εις λούτρα της Παλλάδος: The Bath of Pallas

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Cambridge University Press, 1985 - Athena (Greek deity) - 264 pages
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Callimachus was one of the most important and influential writers in the ancient world. He was the outstanding poet of the Hellenistic period and had a profound effect on the subsequent course of Greek and Roman literature. The hymns are intricate, allusive and difficult poetry, and need elucidation for the modern reader. 'The Fifth Hymn: The Bath of Pallas', is considered by many to be Callimachus' finest surviving poem. Anthony Bulloch has established a new text of the poem, which is printed here with facing English translation. The substantial introduction and full commentary aim to introduce the poem to a wide audience and to help the modern reader to reconstruct what the ancient reader may have taken for granted as part of the crucial and intellectual background and to achieve an informed and sensitive appreciation of the poem in its full perspective. This will be welcomed by Greek scholars and those interested in Greek and Roman poetry.
 

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Contents

Occasion and composition of the poem
3
Divergent readings
90
Scholia
104
INDEXES
199
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Callimachus was an Alexandrine grammarian and poet. He was a native of Cyrene in Africa. He lived at Alexandria where was a cataloguer of the famous library of Alexandria, from about 260 B.C. until his death about 240 B.C. Among his students were Arostophanes of Byzantium and Apollonius Rhodius Callimachus wrote numerous works on a variety of subjects, but of these only his poems exist, which are characterized by elegance and learning. In his day he was widely admired and later served as a model for Catullus and the Roman elegiac poets, especially Ovid.

Anthony Bulloch is Professor of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley and Assistant Dean in the College of Letters and Science. He studied Classics at the University of Cambridge and was a student also at the British School at Rome and the University of Freiburg im Breisgau. He taught at Cambridge before going to Berkeley. Publications include work in the fields of Greek poetry, language, metrics, religion and myth. He is currently working on two projects, one on ancient Greek cults and festivals and one on Greek mythology, in addition to continuing his work on Hellenistic poetry.

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