Brill's Companion to Callimachus (Brill's Companions in by Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, Luigi Lehnus, Susan Stephens

By Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, Luigi Lehnus, Susan Stephens

Few figures from Greco-Roman antiquity have passed through as a lot reassessment in fresh a long time as Callimachus of Cyrene, who was once energetic on the Alexandrian courtroom of the Ptolemies through the early 3rd century BC. as soon as perceived as a superb instance of ivory tower detachment and abstruse studying, Callimachus has now turn out to be understood as an artificer of the pictures of a strong and colourful court docket and as a poet moment purely to Homer in his later reception.For the trendy viewers, the fragmentation of his texts and the diffusion of resource fabrics has frequently impeded figuring out his poetic fulfillment. Brills better half to Callimachus has been designed to assist in negotiating this scholarly terrain, particularly the method of modifying and gathering his fragments, to light up his highbrow and social contexts, and to point the present instructions that his scholarship is taking.

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28 luigi lehnus Pfeiffer’s first collection of post-Schneider material appeared in Bonn as an issue of the Kleine Texte series. 1011 containing Acontius and Cydippe (fr. ), the Epilogue to the Aetia (fr. 1362 (Icos, frr. 17 Rudolf Pfeiffer was to work on the fragments of Callimachus for the next three decades, through vicissitudes both general and personal—he was forced to leave Hitler’s Germany because his wife was Jewish, and found a refuge in Oxford—achieving with his two-volume epochmaking edition (1949–53) an extremely reliable text of the fragments, the Hymns, and the Epigrams, and what immediately proved to be and definitely will remain a major milestone in the history of the rediscovery of Callimachus.

23 Aratus of Soli (ca. 315–240 bc) wrote the Phaenomena, a didactic treatment of Eudoxus’ astronomy that was subsequently of great influence in Latin poetry. He probably wrote in the court of Antigonus Gonatas of Macedon; whether he was ever in Alexandria is moot. Nonetheless, the proem to Zeus in the Phaenomena and Callimachus’ Hymn to Zeus are interconnected, even if priority cannot be established (Cuypers 2004: 100). Epigrammatists from a variety of locations also achieved prominence during this period.

We have the transition from the previous aition with another question from “Callimachus” (beginning at line 84; the text is very broken after line 92, it is not clear where this question ends). As it seems, a Muse said that Haliartus and Crete are so connected because Rhadamanthys moved from Crete to the district of Haliartus, where he resided and was buried. 3. Fragments 51 through 55 (= frr. 44–47 Pf. + SH 252 +fr. 475 Pf. + SH 253): Busiris and Phalaris. Busiris, a king of Egypt, and Phalaris, a tyrant of Acragas, visited their cruelties upon their very advisers.

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