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Fifth Hymn

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ISBN-10: 0521264952

ISBN-13: 9780521264952

Edition: 1985

Authors: Callimachus, A. W. Bulloch, James Diggle, Neil Hopkinson, Jonathan Powell

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $159.99
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/11/1985
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 284
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034

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.

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Introduction
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