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The Resource Hellenistic epigram : contexts of exploration, Francis Cairns

Hellenistic epigram : contexts of exploration, Francis Cairns

Label
Hellenistic epigram : contexts of exploration
Title
Hellenistic epigram
Title remainder
contexts of exploration
Statement of responsibility
Francis Cairns
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book offers scholars and students of Hellenistic and Roman literature an overview of Hellenistic epigram, a field closely related to other Hellenistic poetry and highly influential upon Roman poetry. In fourteen themed chapters it foregrounds the literary, linguistic, historical, epigraphic, social, political, ethnic, cultic, onomastic, local, topographical and patronage contexts within which Hellenistic epigrams were composed. Many epigrams are analysed in detail and new interpretations of them proposed. Throughout the question is asked whether epigrams are literary jeux d'esprit (as is often assumed without proper discussion) or whether they relate to real people and real events and have a function in the real world. That function may be epigraphic, e.g. an epigram can be the epitymbion for inscription at someone's grave, or the anathematikon for inscription on or beside a dedicated object, or a picture-label -- an ekphrasis to accompany a painting or mosaic"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cairns, Francis
Dewey number
888/.00209
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3084.E64
LC item number
C35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epigrams, Greek
  • Greek poetry, Hellenistic
  • HISTORY / Ancient / General
  • Epigrams, Greek
  • Greek poetry, Hellenistic
Label
Hellenistic epigram : contexts of exploration, Francis Cairns
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
954203504
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 516 pages
Isbn
9781107168503
Lccn
2016027427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)954203504
Label
Hellenistic epigram : contexts of exploration, Francis Cairns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
954203504
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 516 pages
Isbn
9781107168503
Lccn
2016027427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)954203504

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