Jerry Clack

Jerry Clack Jerry Clack is professor of classical languages at Duquesne University. He received a BA in classics from Princeton University and an MA and PhD in classics from the University of Pittsburgh. Clack also received an MA in Spanish language and literature from Duquesne University, where he began teaching in 1968. He is also a political activist. He is the author of Meleager: The Poems (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1992), Asclepiades of Samos and Leonidas of Tarentum: The Poems (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1999), An Anthology of Alexandrian Poetry (Classical World, 1982), and Antipater of Sidon and Dioscorides: The Poems (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2001).

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  • Dioscorides and Antipater of Sidon : The Poems

    Author: Jerry Clack
    Product Code: 5114
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-511-3

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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.