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Dioscorides and Antipater of Sidon : The Poems

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Author: Jerry Clack
Product Code: 5114
ISBN: 978-0-86516-511-3
Pages: 224
Availability: In stock.
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Of all the Greek epigrammatists, Dioscorides and Antipater of Sidon perhaps most faithfully represent the Hellenistic society's reaction to a rapidly changing world — its introverted individualism. Their epigrams, distinguished by conciseness and range of themes, express the ephemeral nature of happiness and the inevitability of death. These epigrams — with their brief scope, intriguing subject matter, rhetorical flourishes, and intricately embroidered thematic variation — offer an enjoyable and attainable introduction to Hellenistic epigram.


Special Features

  • Annotated Greek text
  • Introduction to the lives and works of the two poets
  • Glossary
  • Selected bibliography
  • Index of proper names
  • List of the sources of the poems

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