The Laurel and the Olive : Collected Essays on Archaic and Hellenistic Poetry / Benjamin Acosta-Hughes.

Acosta-Hughes, Benjamin, 1960- [Browse]
Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2024]
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  • Intro
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Contents
  • Part I: Discourses of Present and Past
  • 1 "Rosy-Armed Dawn": A New Text and an Old Reading
  • 2 Unwilling Farewell and Complex Allusion (Sappho, Callimachus and Aeneid 6.458)
  • 3 Callimachus, Hipponax and the Persona of the Iambographer
  • 4 In the Glassy Stream: Some further Thoughts on Callimachus and Pindar
  • 5 The Prefigured Muse: Rethinking a Few Assumptions on Hellenistic Poetics
  • 6 The Cicada's Song: Plato in the Aetia
  • 7 Poets in Dialogue
  • 8 Bucolic Singers of the Short Song: Lyric and Elegiac Resonances in Theocritus' Bucolic Idylls
  • 9 Aesthetics and Recall: Callimachus Frs. 226-9 Pf. Reconsidered
  • 10 The Wandering Tendril: An Essay on Hellenistic Metapoetics
  • 11 Ovid and Callimachus: Rewriting the Master
  • 12 Reflections: Two Letters, and Two Poets
  • 13 A Gift of Callimachus
  • 14 Composing the Masters: An Essay on Nonnus and Hellenistic Poetry
  • 15 Implications of Ecphrasis: Two Homeric Objects, Two Hellenistic Poets, One Common Alexandrian Poetic
  • 16 From a Small Beginning: Of Sibling and Poetic Order in Callimachus
  • Part II: The Aesthetics of Alexandria
  • 17 The Goddess Playing with Gold: On the Cult of Arsinoe-Aphrodite in Image and Text
  • 18 In Helen's Image: Visualizing a Queen. Representations of Arsinoe II
  • 19 Those who Ascend to Heaven: Apotheosis in Rome and Alexandria
  • 20 A Lost Pavane for a Dead Princess: Call. Fr. 228 Pf.
  • 21 Gems for a Princess: Female Figures in the Posidippus Papyrus
  • 22 That I be your Plaything: The Cult of Arsinoe-Aphrodite in Image and Text
  • 23 The Dioscuri in Alexandrian Poetry: Character and Symbolic Role
  • 24 Reconfiguring Myth: Heracles in Alexandria
  • 25 The Homeric Shore of Alexandria: A Narrative of a Culture in Motion
  • 26 The Italian Landscape in Theocritus and Apollonius of Rhodes
  • 27 Miniaturizing the Huge: Hercules on a Small Scale (Theocritus Idylls 13 and 24)
  • 28 "Nor when a Man Goes to Dionysus' Holy Contests" (Theocritus 17.112): Outlines of Theatrical Performance in Theocritus
  • 29 Among the Cicadas: Theocritus and His Contemporaries
  • Part III: The Poetics of Desire
  • 30 Love and the Hunter: Callimachus and Platonic Paideia
  • 31 A Little-Studied Dialogue: Responses to Plato in Callimachean Epigram
  • 32 On the Threshold of Time: The Short Spring of Male Beauty and the Epyllion
  • 33 The Breast of Antinous: The Male Body as Erotic Object in Hellenistic Image and Text
  • 34 Callimachus on the Death of a Friend: A Short Study of Callimachean Epigram
  • 35 There Falls a Lone Tear: Longing for a Vanished Love
  • Tracing an Erotic Motif from Homer to Horace
  • 36 I Alone Had an Untimely Love: The Ephebic 'Epyllia' of Dionysiaka 10-11
  • 37 The Poem Remembers: Conceptualization of Memory in the Poetry of Callimachus and Cavafy
  • General Bibliography
  • Figures
  • General Index
  • Index Locorum
  • 3110787679 (electronic book)
  • 9783110787672 ((electronic bk.))
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