Brill’s Companion to Greek and Latin Epyllion and Its by Wissenschaftlicher Assistant of Prof Dr G W Most Manuel

By Wissenschaftlicher Assistant of Prof Dr G W Most Manuel Baumbach, Silvio Bar

In classical scholarship of the prior centuries, the time period epyllion used to be used to label brief hexametric texts normally ascribable to the Hellenistic interval (Greek) or the Neoterics (Latin). except their brevity, features corresponding to a predilection for episodic narration or girl characters have been considered as mostly epyllic gains. even though, in Antiquity itself, the texts we name epyllia weren't thought of a coherent style, which looks an innovation of the overdue 18th century. The contributions during this e-book not just re-evaluate a few vital (and a few lesser identified) Greek and Latin basic texts, but in addition seriously reassess the theoretical discourses hooked up to it, and likewise caricature their literary and scholarly reception within the Byzantine and heart a long time, the Renaissance, and the trendy Age.
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Tibullus. Propertius. His accesserunt Corn. Galli fragmenta, Basileae per Nicolaum Brylingerum 1546. —— (1604): C. Val. Catvlli, Albii Tibvlli, Sex. Avr. Propertii, opera omnia qvae exstant.

Proleg. E. –c. Wendel. 27 Heinsius (1604) 291–292. For the modern view of this problem, see Gutzwiller (1996), whose presentation of the history of research unfortunately does not proceed further back than the classic study of Wilamowitz (1906); on Heinsius generally, Sandys (1908) 313–315. 28 Heinsius (1604) 292: Multa etiam quae potius quiduis quam Bucolica sunt, inserta fuisse; siue a collectoribus, siue ab iis qui Theocriti relliquias hac ratione superesse vole­ bant. Primae editionis inscriptionem necesse est fuisse, Θεοκρίτου βουκολικά: quae nihil quam before the epyllion: concepts and texts 11 one hand, the older classification continued to be influential, but on the other hand, it could become part of a new solution to the problem.

This passage of course paraphrases material from the scholia: see above, n. 11. 22 Winsemius (1558) 171; very similarly at 250 on Heracliscus; see also 284 on the Pentheus poem. 23 Winsemius (1558) 213–214. 24 On the meaning of poematium here, see below, p. 10 and n. 26. 10 virgilio masciadri was noted that Moschus’ Europa poem was different from the remaining texts:25 In omnibus antiquis editionibus, atque etiam in recentioribus nonnullis, inter Theocriti idyllia locum habet elegantissimum illud poematium quod est de EVropa scriptum.

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