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Callimachus in Context: From Plato to the Augustan Poets Hardcover – March 19, 2012


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Radical reconsideration of one of the most important authors of Greco-Roman antiquity, which approaches his work from the angles of philosophical allusion, performance, geopolitical setting and later reception.

About the Author

Benjamin Acosta-Hughes is Professor of Greek and Latin at Ohio State University. He is the author of Polyeideia: The Iambi of Callimachus and the Archaic Iambic Tradition (2002), of Arion's Lyre: Archaic Lyric into Hellenistic Poetry (2010) and co-editor, with Manuel Baumbach and Elizabeth Kosmetatou, of Labored in Papyrus Leaves: Perspectives on an Epigram Collection Attributed to Posidippus (P.Mil.Vogl. VIII 309). He is also co-editor, with Luigi Lehnus and Susan Stephens, of the forthcoming Brill's Companion to Callimachus.

Susan A. Stephens is Sara Hart Kimball Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Classics at Stanford University. She is author of Seeing Double: Intercultural Poetics in Ptolemaic Alexandria (2003) a study that has transformed scholarly thinking about Egypt as present in Hellenistic poetry. Trained as a papyrologist, she co-edited, with the late Jack Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments (1995). She is the author of numerous articles on Hellenistic poetry and is co-editor, with Benjamin Acosta-Hughes and Luigi Lehnus, of the forthcoming Brill's Companion to Callimachus. She is further co-editor, with Phiroze Vasunia, of the 2010 collection Classics and National Cultures.
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