Antimachus of Colophon : text and commentary / by Victor J. Matthews.

Antimachus, of Colophon [Browse]
  • Ancient Greek (to 1453)
  • English
Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1996.
1 online resource (x, 478 pages)


Summary note
This volume is an edition of the fragments of the Greek epic and elegiac poet, Antimachus of Colophon (circa 400 B.C.), an important figure linking the literatures of Archaic and Classical Greece with that of the Hellenistic Age. The introduction examines the poet's life and work, discussing both his poetry and his activity as a Homeric scholar. It concludes with an assessment of his reception by Hellenistic and later writers. The body of the book is a critical edition of the 200-plus fragments of Antimachus' work. Each fragment is supplied with a commentary elucidating both text and context, with particular emphasis on Antimachus' use of his predecessors, especially Homer, and on his own influence upon the Hellenistic scholar-poets.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-454) and indexes.
Language note
Greek text, with introduction and commentary in English.
  • Preliminary Material / Victor J. Matthews
  • Testimonia / Victor J. Matthews
  • Antimachus' Life and Work / Victor J. Matthews
  • Antimachus' Reputation in Antiquity / Victor J. Matthews
  • Thebaid / Victor J. Matthews
  • Lyde / Victor J. Matthews
  • Artemis / Victor J. Matthews
  • Delti / Victor J. Matthews
  • Incertae Sedis / Victor J. Matthews
  • Studia Homerica / Victor J. Matthews
  • Dubia / Victor J. Matthews
  • Eicienda / Victor J. Matthews
  • Commentarium in Antimachum (PRIMI 1.17) / Victor J. Matthews
  • The Context and Renumbering of Fragments 19-24 / Victor J. Matthews
  • Select Bibliography / Victor J. Matthews
  • Numbering of Fragments: Comparative Tables / Victor J. Matthews
  • Index Fontium / Victor J. Matthews
  • Index Verborum / Victor J. Matthews
  • General Index / Victor J. Matthews.
9789004329812 ((electronic book))
  • 10.1163/9789004329812
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