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Without such distance, parody, the principal critical technique of Callimachus' Iambi would be impossible. Callimachus' critics may well complain that his Iambi are not purely Ephesian. He never intended them to be.

Author: Clayman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004327764

Category: Literary Criticism


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2018-08-14 By Clayman

AESOP AND THE FABLE IN CALLIMACHUS ' IAMBI Benjamin Acosta - Hughes Ruth Scodel 1. Introduction A remarkable parallel feature frames Callimachus ' first and second lambi , two poems that can be read as paired from several perspectives ...

Author: Groningen workshops on Hellenistic poetry

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9042914033

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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"This volume contains a wide range of articles. It provides a survey of current developments in research on one of the most influential authors of Hellenistic poetry and reflects the large amount of scholarly interest in Callimachus during the last decade. In the papers there is a particular focus on issues of metapoetics, intertextuality, fictional orality, the impact of poetic collections and the function of Callimachus' poetry in Ptolemaic Alexandria as well as an interest in the reception of Callimachus' poetry among Roman poets."--BOOK JACKET.

Iambi The Iambi are thirteen, or some think seventeen, poems of various length and meter that reinvent the invective poetry of Hipponax (6th century BCE), who rises from the dead in Iamb 1 to make new complaints in Callimachus's ...

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199802793

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 22

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2010-05-01 By Oxford University Press

claim that his choliambic Iambi no longer resound with the Battles of Bupalus (Iambus 1.1–4).28 So even if, unlikely as it is, Babrius had never read a single word of Hipponax, he clearly knew Callimachus' Iambi well enough to have ...

Author: Tom Hawkins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139915977

Category: History


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This is the first book to study the impact of invective poetics associated with early Greek iambic poetry on Roman imperial authors and audiences. It demonstrates how authors as varied as Ovid and Gregory Nazianzen wove recognizable elements of the iambic tradition (e.g. meter, motifs, or poetic biographies) into other literary forms (e.g. elegy, oratorical prose, anthologies of fables), and it shows that the humorous, scurrilous, efficacious aggression of Archilochus continued to facilitate negotiations of power and social relations long after Horace's Epodes. The eclectic approach encompasses Greek and Latin, prose and poetry, and exploratory interludes appended to each chapter help to open four centuries of later classical literature to wider debates about the function, propriety and value of the lowest and most debated poetic form from archaic Greece. Each chapter presents a unique variation on how these imperial authors became Archilochus – however briefly and to whatever end.
2014-04-17 By Tom Hawkins

The central question about Callimachus's Iambi, in fact, is a function of how we believe we should understand his relationship with Hipponax. Callimachus begins and ends the work with clear allusions to the early iambographer, ...

Author: Ralph Rosen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198042345

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Making Mockery explores the dynamics of comic mockery and satire in Greek and Roman poetry, and argues that poets working with such material composed in accordance with shared generic principles and literary protocols. It encourages a synoptic, synchronic view of such poetry, from archaic iambus through Roman satire, and argues that if we can appreciate the abstract poetics of mockery that governs individual poets in such genres, we can we better understand how such poetry functioned in its own historical moment. Rosen examines in particular the various strategies deployed by ancient satirical poets to enlist the sympathies of a putative audience, convince them of the justice of their indignation and the legitimacy of their personal attacks. The mocking satirist at the height of his power remains elusive and paradoxical--a figure of self-constructed abjection, yet arrogant and sarcastic at the same time; a figure whose speech can be self-righteous one moment, but scandalous the next; who will insist on the "reality" of his poetry, but make it clear that this reality is always mediated by an inescapable movement towards fictionality. While scholars have often, in principle, acknowledged the force of irony, persona-construction and other such devices by which satirists destabilize their claims, very often in practice--especially when considering individual satirists in isolation from others--they too succumb to the satirist's invitation to take what he says at face value. Despite the sophisticated critical tools they may bring to bear on satirical texts, therefore, classicists still tend to treat such poets ultimately as monochromatically indignant, vindictive individuals on a genuine self-righteous mission. This study, however, argues that that a far subtler analysis of the aggressive, poeticized subject in Classical antiquity--its target, and its audience--is called for.
2007-05-11 By Ralph Rosen

7, this may re-stir memory of Callimachus' book. Kerkhecker's dauntingly authoritative edition of Callimachus' Iambi presents us with thirteen poems and argues forcefully for this total. There is a mass of evidence to be weighed, ...

Author: R. O. A. M. Lyne

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191525360

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 440

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This volume presents a wide range of pieces from a world-class Latinist which displays both his diverse interests as a scholar and his consistent concern with Augustan texts, their language and literary texture. The range of articles, written over more than three decades and including one previously unpublished piece, covers the same connected territory - largely Virgil, Horace, and elegy. R. O. A. M. Lyne's consistent approach of close reading means that the articles form a coherent whole, while his compelling style as an engaged literary analyst ensures that these are not dry or forbidding pieces.
2007-05-17 By R. O. A. M. Lyne

aware of a debate about the number of Iambi, or at least was sensitive to the complexities in its structure.116 Epode 13 ... with a book of Iambi which included Callimachus' 'lyric' poems, themselves including an erotic poem (fr.

Author: Philippa Bather

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191079672

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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Horace's Epodes rank among the most under-valued texts of the early Roman principate. Abrasive in style and riddled with apparent inconsistencies, the Epodes have divided critics from the outset, infuriating and delighting them in equal measure. This collection of essays on the Epodes by new and established scholars seeks to overturn this work's ill-famed reputation and to reassert its place as a valid and valued member of Horace's literary corpus. Building upon a recent surge in scholarly interest in the Epodes, the volume goes one step further by looking beyond the collection itself to highlight the importance of intertext, context, and reception. Covering a wide range of topics including the iambic tradition and aspects of gender, it begins with a consideration of the influences of Greek iambic upon the Epodes and ends with a discussion on their reception during the seventeenth century and beyond. By focusing on the connections that can be drawn between the Epodes and other (ancient) works, as well as between the Epodes themselves, the volume will appeal to new and seasoned readers of the poems. In doing so it demonstrates that this smallest, and seemingly most insignificant, of Horace's works is worthy of a place alongside the much-lauded Satires and Odes.
2016-03-10 By Philippa Bather

Callimachus foreshadows his Iambi by signalling his change to the plainer style of the pedestrian Muse and his own resuscitation of the invective mode of Hipponax.25 True, Callimachus' Iambi do not share the ferocity normally associated ...

Author: Peter E. Knox

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191569340

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 552

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No other ancient poet has had such a hold on the imagination of readers as Ovid. Through the centuries, artists, writers, and poets have found in his work inspiration for new creative endeavours.This anthology of twenty of the most influential papers published in the last thirty years represents the broad range of critical and scholarly approaches to Ovid's work. The entire range of his poetry, from the Amores to the Epistles from the Black Sea, is discussed by some of the leading scholars of Latin poetry, employing, critical methods ranging from philology to contemporary literary theory. In an introductory essay, Peter Knox surveys Ovidian scholarship over this period and locates the assembled papers within recent critical trends. Taken together, the articles in this collection offer the interested reader, whether experienced scholar or novice, an entrée into the current critical discourse on Ovid, who is at once one of the most accessible authors of classical antiquity and one of the least understood.
2006-12-22 By Peter E. Knox

... are clearly informed both by the authorial personae of Callimachus' Iambi in general and more directly by Iambi 7 and 9. Although the Iambi are traditionally interpreted as having been heavily influential upon Horace's Epodes, ...

Author: Maxwell Teitel Paule

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350003903

Category: History

Page: 232

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Canidia is one of the most well-attested witches in Latin literature. She appears in no fewer than six of Horace's poems, three of which she has a prominent role in. Throughout Horace's Epodes and Satires she perpetrates acts of grave desecration, kidnapping, murder, magical torture and poisoning. She invades the gardens of Horace's literary patron Maecenas, rips apart a lamb with her teeth, starves a Roman child to death, and threatens to unnaturally prolong Horace's life to keep him in a state of perpetual torment. She can be seen as an anti-muse: Horace repeatedly sets her in opposition to his literary patron, casts her as the personification of his iambic poetry, and gives her the surprising honor of concluding not only his Epodes but also his second book of Satires. This volume is the first comprehensive treatment of Canidia. It offers translations of each of the three poems which feature Canidia as a main character as well as the relevant portions from the other three poems in which Canidia plays a minor role. These translations are accompanied by extensive analysis of Canidia's part in each piece that takes into account not only the poems' literary contexts but their magico-religious details.
2017-02-09 By Maxwell Teitel Paule

For Horace's Satires, Callimachus' Iambi are also important, as they are for his Epodes as well.103 A crucial question, however, persists (see Nelis 2012): what does it mean for any individual Roman poet to be Callimachean?

Author: Jennifer Ferriss-Hill

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004453470

Category: History

Page: 108

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This volume, from an innovative scholar of Latin Literature and Greek Old Comedy, distills the modern corpus of scholarship on Roman Satire, presenting the genre in particular through the themes of literary ambition, self-fashioning, and poetic afterlife.
2022-06-13 By Jennifer Ferriss-Hill