Trends in Classics – Hellenistic Lyricism

Volume 9, Issue 2 (Nov 2017)

Ed. by Montanari, Franco / Rengakos, Antonios

Editorial Board: Bernabé Pajares, Alberto / Billerbeck, Margarethe / Calame, Claude / Grethlein, Jonas / Hardie, Philip R. / Harrison, Stephen J. / Hinds, Stephen / Hunter, Richard / Kraus, Christina S. / Mastromarco, Giuseppe / Nagy, Gregory / Papanghelis, Theodore D. / Picone, Giusto / Raaflaub, Kurt / Whitmarsh, Tim / Zimmermann, Bernhard

 

Traditions épiques et poésie épigrammatique

Actes du colloque des 7, 8 et 9 novembre 2012 à Aix-en-Provence

Editors:  Durbec Y., Trajber F.

Summary:
La poésie épigrammatique constitue l’un des genres poétiques les plus productifs et les plus inventifs des littératures grecque et latine. Favorisant une esthétique de la concision, elle puise pourtant une part de sa matière dans l’Iliade, dans l’Odyssée ou dans les Hymnes homériques, dont elle reprend, réinvente, détourne et parfois parodie tel épisode, tel vers, tel mot, voire tel jeu de sonorités… Le colloque international qui s’est tenu à Aix-en-Provence en 2012, Traditions épiques et poésie épigrammatique, a mis à l’honneur la difficile question des interactions entre ces genres poétiques d’esthétiques a priori très diverses. Au confluent de deux grands champs d’études – réception des épopées homériques et poésie épigrammatique – ce colloque a contribué à une meilleure compréhension des phénomènes à l’oeuvre dans le jeu subtil de l’allusion littéraire.

Table of contents : http://www.peeters-leuven.be/toc/9789042933385.pdf

Helenismo

Fernando R. Junior; Breno B. Sebastiani; João A. O. Neto; Alexandre P. Hasegawa e Bárbara da C. e Silva (Org.)

Este livro reúne sete artigos voltados à conceitualização e ao estudo da literatura do período helenístico, tendo como ponto de partida trabalhos apresentados em três eventos promovidos pelo PPG em Letras Clássicas da USP entre 2013 e 2014. Os textos aqui publicados tem como fim, conforme augurado já na primeira publicação congênere (2007) e na fundação do Grupo de Pesquisa “Hellenistica” (2012), a divulgação de produção crítica referente ao período helenístico.


 

Idioma: Português
ISBN: 978-85-7732-319-7
Edição: 1ª
Formato: 14 x 21 cm
Páginas: 208
Ano: 2017/Abril

Sumário

C. Cusset : Les Phénomènes d’Aratos comme vecteurs de poésie dans le monde latin

M. V. Fernandes : Os Fenômenos de Arato: ciência, mito e poesia

A. Sens : Erudiçãoe poesia : alfabetização, narrativa, e os teônimos da Alexandra

B. Da Costa e Silva : A narrativa da écfrase no Idílio I de Teocrito e na Europa de Mosco

F. Rodrigues Junior : O Conceito de poesia bucólica no século III a. C.

B. Battistin Sebastiani : O helenismo de J. G. Droysen (1808-84) entre filologia e historia

B. Acosta-Hughes : Os que ascendem aos céus: apoteose em Roma e Alexandria

http://editorahumanitas.commercesuite.com.br/lancamentos/helenismo

Aitia 7.1

Une nouvelle livraison de la revue Aitia : http://aitia.revues.org/1669 

Tradition et nouveauté à l’époque hellénistique

Sous la direction de Andrew FAULKNER

L’originalité, cette nouveauté par rapport à la tradition, est un leitmotiv de la littérature hellénistique qui sera par la suite adopté par les écrivains romains. Il semble que l’on ait accordé une importance plus nette à l’innovation littéraire dans le milieu de plus en plus livresque de l’époque hellénistique. Les articles réunis dans le présent numéro explorent de différents points de vue la thématique de la nouveauté et de la tradition chez des auteurs hellénistiques, ainsi que la réception de la littérature et de l’art hellénistiques, à titre de symbole de la nouveauté, à l’ère impériale.

Originality, that is some kind of novelty in relation to tradition, is a leitmotiv in Hellenistic literature which was later adopted by Roman writers. An always greater importance seems to have been accorded to literary innovation in the more and more bookish milieu of the Hellenistic period. The papers in this issue explore the themes of novelty and tradition among Hellenistic authors from different points of view, as well as the reception of Hellenistic literature and art as a symbol of novelty, during the imperial era.

Andrew FAULKNER

Past and Present in Hellenistic Poetry

M.A. Harder, R.F. Regtuit & G.C. Wakker (eds)

Hellenistica Groningana 21

X-283 p.
ISBN 978-90-429-3321-7
76 euro


Summary:
The papers in this volume show how the past ‘is present’ in a variety of forms and contexts in the work of the Hellenistic poets and how these poets cannot escape dealing with it in depth, often in a creative and intriguing manner, which may help to give further meaning to the present as well. Some papers discuss the subject of past and present from a general point of view, others deal with issues of literary tradition and intertextuality or discuss the connections between past and present as they are used and established on an ideological level. The papers show that the past, though almost ‘omnipresent’, is never used in a purely antiquarian way. The Hellenistic poets clearly manage to link it to the present in a meaningful way and are able to use it to establish their own position in the literary tradition as well as in issues of ideological importance.

 

http://www.peeters-leuven.be/boekoverz.asp?nr=10091

Ovide / Théocrite

Contre Ibis

Suivi de la Syrinx de Théocrite

Traduit et commenté par : Olivier SERS, Texte établi par : Jacques ANDRÉ, Félix BUFFIÈRE

Quel est le point de rencontre improbable, locus communis rassemblant mnémotechniquement Théocrite, Callimaque, Apollonius de Rhodes, Ovide, L.-F. Céline et J.-P. Sartre ? Qu’arriva-t-il au gracieux poète de l’Art d’aimer pour qu’il entreprenne à cinquante ans d’évoquer en 388 vers plus de 230 tortionnaires ou suppliciés par plus de cent genres de supplices différents, en usant dans deux cas sur trois de définitions par énigmes ? Comment put-il y parvenir ? Les antiques furent-ils oulipiens ? Leur mémoire survitaminée ?

Olivier Sers répond à toutes ces questions et à bien d’autres dans son introduction à sa traduction du Contre Ibis. Établie vers pour vers (alexandrin, décasyllabe), celle-ci dévoile à droite du texte, en italiques, les noms exprimés par énigmes. Lui font suite le texte du calligramme de Théocrite La Syrinx, dont les liens avec l’Ibis sont pour la première fois mis en lumière, un bilan des supplices, et un copieux index des noms propres, l’ensemble fournissant toutes informations utiles sur les anecdotes évoquées, leur contexte, les techniques de codage employées par le poète, et les mobiles de sa reconversion inattendue dans l’oulipisme.

  • EAN13 : 9782251446547

Athletics in the Hellenistic World

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This is the first book on athletics in the Hellenistic era, with 16 contributions covering a range of historical, archaeological and philological perspectives. Previous scholarship has focused primarily on the classical age and the Roman imperial period, but it was in the Hellenistic age that Greek sport saw several important developments: the spread of Greek athletic culture in the East following the campaigns of Alexander the Great, the foundation of new athletic contests, and the emergence of a professional association of athletes. Topics discussed in this volume include how agonistic victories were exploited in legitimating (some) Hellenistic kings, the value placed on athletic prowess in the lively urban culture of this time, the role of sport in defining Greek identity, and the changing modes of representation of athletic action in literature and the arts. In emphasizing the central place of athletics in Greek culture, these papers offer new insights and will have far-reaching implications for our understanding of the wider political and social history of the Hellenistic period.

Mimiambs of Herodas

Translated into an English ‘Choliambic’ Metre with Literary-Historical Introductions and Notes by Anna Rist

Londres-New York, Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

ISBN : 9781350004207

$ 120

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The third-century BC Greek poet Herodas had been all but forgotten until a papyrus of eight of his Mimiambs (plus fragments) turned up in the Egyptian desert at the end of the 19th century. They have since been translated into various modern languages and supplied with scholarly commentaries. This book is the first to attempt to reproduce in English Herodas’ ‘choliambic’ or ‘limping’ metre (sic) – distinctive for its signatory reversed final foot, a variant on the standard Greek iambic trimeter. The present volume provides an accessible introduction to Herodas and his Mimiambs requiring no knowledge of Greek. The translation steers a judicious course between literal accuracy and fidelity to this linguistically very demanding poet’s spirit and intention. The contextual introductions and notes on the poems take into account the most recent scholarship, providing explanation of the context of the Mimiambs and guiding the reader to an appreciation of the poetry itself. The General Introduction places the author in his cultural world and context, namely urban society in the Ptolemaic Empire of the hellenistic period. This he conjures up in his Mimiambs with an often scathing vividness.

Dialect, Diction, and Style in Greek Literary and Inscribed Epigram

Ed. by Sistakou, Evina / Rengakos, Antonios

ISBN 978-3-11-049879-0

De Gruyter – Series : Trends in Classics – Supplementary Volumes 43

9783110498790

Table of Contents

Ewen Bowie: Doing Doric

Dee L. Clayman : Callimachus’ Doric Graces: 15 GP = 51 Pf.

Taylor Coughlan: Dialect and Imitation in Late Hellenistic Epigram

Lucia Floridi: The Language of Greek Skoptic Epigram of the I‒II centuries AD

Regina Höschele: “Unplumbed Depths of Fatuity?” Philip of Thessaloniki’s Art of Variation

Gregory O. Hutchinson: Pentameters

Demetra Koukouzika: Epigrams in Epic? The Case of Apollonius Rhodius

Jan Kwapisz: When Is a Riddle an Epigram?

Giulio Massimilla: The ἀπὸ κοινοῦ Construction of Prepositions as a Feature of the Epigrammatic Style

Egbert J. Bakker: Archaic Epigram and the Seal of Theognis

Michael A. Tueller: Words for Dying in Sepulchral Epigram

Benjamin Acosta-Hughes: A Little-Studied Dialogue: Responses to Plato in Callimachean Epigram

Kathryn Gutzwiller: Style and Dialect in Meleager’s Heraclitus Epigram

Richard Hunter: A Philosophical Death?

Marco Fantuzzi: Novice Pastoral Eros and Its Epigrammatic Critics

Nita Krevans: Pastoral Markers in Hellenistic Epigram: The Fan-Fiction Approach

Francesca Angiò: A Sundial for a Deceased Woman: Two Epigrams from Pamphylia (I–II A. D.)

Valentina Garulli: Playing with Language in Everyday Poetry: hapax legomena in Inscribed Funerary Epigrams

David Petrain: Hearing Heracles on the Tabula Albani

Andrej Petrovic: Casualty Lists in Performance. Name Catalogues and Greek Verse-Inscriptions

Ivana Petrovic: The Style and Language of Epigrammatic Programmata

Index

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Femmes influentes dans le monde hellénistique et à Rome (IIIe siècle av. J.-C. – Ier siècle apr. J.-C.).

Bielman Sánchez, Anne, Isabelle Cogitore and Anne Kolb (edd.).

Grenoble: ELLUG Université Grenoble Alpes, 2016. 260 p. € 25.00 (pb). ISBN 9782843103278.

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Reines, impératrices, mères ou sœurs de dirigeants : entre l’Égypte de Cléopâtre et la Rome de Néron, elles ont toutes participé aux jeux politiques. Ce livre donne des clés pour comprendre le rôle des femmes influentes et la relation qu’elles entretenaient avec le pouvoir dans les mondes antiques.

Description

Alors que la question des Gender Studies est fréquemment abordée sous l’angle anthropologique, principalement dans le monde anglo-saxon, elle est ici résolument tournée vers l’histoire, la littérature et les institutions. Fondé sur la pratique de la comparaison, l’ouvrage analyse les relations entre les femmes des classes dirigeantes et les structures institutionnelles et politiques des deux principales sociétés antiques, en soulignant les divergences entre Grecs et Romains vis-à-vis de ces relations ; le titre en forme de périphrase, « Femmes influentes », révèle les difficultés terminologiques d’une telle analyse. Les sources littéraires, grecques et latines, ainsi que les monnaies et les inscriptions, sont exploitées pour comprendre la façon dont les femmes ont exercé un pouvoir tantôt indirect tantôt direct, dans des domaines variés : clientèles et relations diplomatiques, patrimoine, stratégies familiales. Les synthèses des deux chapitres qui structurent le livre mettent en évidence un certain nombre de problématiques transversales, qui peuvent stimuler de nouvelles études, y compris en dehors des périodes et des sphères géographiques envisagées ici. En effet, cette approche polyphonique sur les femmes influentes ouvre de nouvelles voies à la réflexion, sur le temps long, jusqu’à aujourd’hui : les femmes influentes de l’Antiquité – tout comme les femmes influentes contemporaines – conduisent à s’interroger sur la frontière entre sphère privée et sphère publique et sur les modalités spécifiques des actions publiques féminines.

Hellenistic epigram: contexts of exploration.

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This book offers scholars and students of Hellenistic and Roman literature an overview of Hellenistic epigram, a field closely related to other Hellenistic poetry and highly influential upon Roman poetry. In fourteen themed chapters, it foregrounds the literary, linguistic, historical, epigraphic, social, political, ethnic, cultic, onomastic, local, topographical and patronage contexts within which Hellenistic epigrams were composed. Many epigrams are analysed in detail and new interpretations of them proposed. Throughout, the question is asked whether epigrams are literary jeux d’esprit (as is often assumed without proper discussion) or whether they relate to real people and real events and have a function in the real world. That function may be epigraphic, for example an epigram can be the epitymbion for inscription at someone’s grave, or the anathematikon for inscription on or beside a dedicated object, or a picture-label – an ekphrasis to accompany a painting or mosaic.

Cairns, Francis

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. xviii, 516 p. $120.00. ISBN 9781107168503.

Tragic Failures Alexandrian Responses to Tragedy and the Tragic

This study focuses on the reception of tragedy and the tragic in Hellenistic poetry. It illustrates how classical tragedy and the tragic idea were incorporated in the poems of Callimachus and Theocritus, Apollonius’ Argonautica, the iambic Alexandra and late Hellenistic poetry. It demonstrates that ‘the tragic’ was not doomed to failure in the postclassical world but lived on through the works of the great Alexandrian poets and their followers.

Content:

Introduction: From Tragedy to the Tragic

  1. Tragedy, from Athens to Alexandria

The contexts of Hellenistic tragedy

Ptolemaic cultural politics and tragedy

Performing, reciting or reading tragedy?

Tragedy enters the Library

  1. The Metaclassical Tragic

Tragedy as philosophy and its Hellenistic reworking

The impossibility of Aristotelian tragedy

Callimachus on (not) writing tragedy

Establishing tragedy and the tragic in Alexandria

  1. Alexandrian Tragedy

The star system of the Alexandrian tragedians

Rupture and revival of tragic myth

Historical tragedy makes a comeback

Generic divergences and tragic crossovers

  1. Callimachus Displaces the Tragic

Transcending the tragic in the Hymns

Tragic fragmentariness in the Aetia

Hecale, a mundane tragedy

  1. Redefining the Tragic in the Idylls of Theocritus

A messenger speech without a messenger

The bucolic world’s a stage

Simaetha’s tragic failures

  1. Tragedy into Epic in Apollonius’ Argonautica

Distilling Attic tragedy into the Argonautica

Epic teleologies and tragic modalities

An Alexandrian epic on tragic passions

  1. In the Metatragic Cosmos of the Alexandra

The Alexandra, a metatragic play

From the tragedy of Cassandra to ‘becoming Alexandra’

Tragedy as textual unconscious

  1. The Romantic Tragic

Domesticizing tragedy

The tragedy of love

Parthenius, from tragedy to melodrama

Conclusion: Tragic Failures and Hellenistic Challenges

Bibliography

Index

De Gruyter, juillet 2016

Marque éditoriale :  De Gruyter

ISBN :  9783110480634

249p.

The Gods of Greek Hexameter Poetry

From the Archaic Age to Late Antiquity and Beyond

Edited by James J. Clauss, Martine Cuypers and Ahuvia Kahane

CONTENTS

1  Hiero’s Question: An Introduction………………………………… 1

James J. Clauss, Martine Cuypers and Ahuvia Kahane

2  The Justice of Zeus in the Theogony?……………………………. 21

Jenny Strauss Clay

3  The Gods in the Narratives of the Homeric Hymns ……. 32

Andrew Faulkner

4  Divine Perspective and the Plots of Zeus in the Hesiodic Catalogue…. 43

Kirk Ormand

5  Herding Cats: Zeus, the Other Gods, and the Plot of the Iliad …… 60

Jim Marks

6  Poseidon in the Odyssey …………………………………………… 76

Richard P. Martin

7  The Gods in Cyclic Epic ………………………………………………. 95

Christos Tsagalis

8  Ares in the Pseudo-Hesiodic Shield …………………………….. 118

Timothy Heckenlively

9  Heldendämmerung Anticipated: The Gods in Apollonius’ Argonautica….135

James J. Clauss

10  Zeus in Aratus’ Phaenomena …………………………………….. 152

John Ryan

11  Gods in Callimachus’ Hymns……………………………………… 164

Ivana Petrovic

12  Gods in Fragments: Callimachus’ Hecale ………………….. 180

Massimo Giuseppetti

13  Erotic Battles? Love, Power-Politics and Cosmic Significance
in Moschus’ Europa and Eros on the Run………………………………. 197

D. Morrison

14  Reading Homer, Writing Troy: Intertextuality and Narrativity
of the Gods and the Divine in Quintus of Smyrna’s Posthomerica …………..215

Silvio Bär

15  ‘With a Little Help from my (Divine) Friends’: Double Motivation
and Personification in Triphiodorus’ Sack of Troy ……………………… 231

Laura Miguélez-Cavero

16  The Huntress and the Poet: Artemis in the Cynegetica …………………… 243

Adam Bartley

17  Naming the God of Metamorphosis: The Ever-changing Shape
of the Infant Dionysus in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca ……………………………………… 256

Domenico Accorinti

18  Jesus’ Late Antique Epiphanies: Healing the Blind in the Christian Epics
of Eudocia and Nonnus ………………………………………. 268

Anna Lefteratou

19  Gods and Men in Colluthus’ Rape of Helen …..…………… 288

Enrico Magnelli

20  The Argonautica of Orpheus as ‘Poetic Theology’? Divine Hierarchies
in Late Antique Philosophy and Poetry ………. …………………..298

Oliver Schelske

21  Polytheism in the Sibylline Oracles ………………………. 309

L. Lightfoot

22  Homer’s Gods and Virgil’s Aeneid ………………………………… 339

Ward Briggs

23  The Gods in Ovid’s Fasti ………………………………………. 353

Fritz Graf

24  From Epiphanic Idyll to Faith-bound Epyllia: Tennyson’s Poetic Descent from Virgil to Gibbon ……………………………………….. 367

Edward Adams

25  Modernity and the Twilight of the Epic Gods: Reading Derek Walcott
and Alice Oswald ………………………………………………………… 385

Ahuvia Kahane

Bibliography ………………………………… 407

Index …………………………………………… 443

Hellenistic Poetry. A Selection

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A major new collection of use to all students and scholars working on Hellenistic Greek poetry

This collection of texts is designed to supplement those currently available for use in courses on Hellenistic poetry. Most have never before appeared in a similar collection; several have only recently been discovered. The individual commentaries have been written by the leading international scholars on Hellenistic poetry, and are designed to help the reader with more difficult aspects of the language, as well as to provide some basic guidance to each poem’s literary value and relevant scholarship.

 

The text of each poem is presented, together with basic help on obscure vocabulary, morphology, dialect, meter, syntax, and similar philological issues. The modern commentators also offer guidance on a poem’s literary significance and a brief introduction to the scholarship.

 

Among the 44 named and anonymous poets represented here are Apollonius of Rhodes, Archimedes, Aristotle, Callimachus, Cercidas, Corinna, Eratosthenes, Erinna, Ezekiel, Hermesianax, Herodas, Lycophron, and Phanocles.

 

Contributors to the volume in addition to David Sider include: Silvia Barbantani, James Clauss, Dee Clayman, Christophe Cusset, Claudio De Stefani, Marco Fantuzzi, Andrew Ford, Kathryn Gutzwiller, Johanna Hanink, Regina Hoeschele, Richard Hunter, David Konstan, Pauline LeVen, Kelly MacFarlane, Enrico Magnelli, Jackie Murray, Pura Nieto, Maria Noussia, Douglas Olson, Floris Overduin, Richard Rawles, Ralph Rosen, Chad Schroeder, Alexander Sens, Evina Sistakou, Michael Tueller, and Athanassios Vergados.

 

Although designed primarily as a textbook for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates, the book offers texts and subsidiary information not easily found (if at all) elsewhere. Since Latin poets made constant allusion to Hellenistic poetry, it will also be an important resource for Latinists.

 

David Sider is Professor of Classics at New York University.

 

  • Hardcover 2016 Forthcoming
  • 978-0-472-07313-9

 

  • $90.00 U.S.

 

  • Paper 2016 Forthcoming
  • 978-0-472-05313-1

 

$49.50 U.S.

 

Voir le lien : http://www.press.umich.edu/4748527/hellenistic_poetry