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By Richard Hunter

This ebook gathers jointly a few of the relevant essays of Richard Hunter, whose paintings has been primary within the sleek re-assessment of Greek literature after Alexander and its reception at Rome and somewhere else. on the center of Hunter’s paintings lies the excessive poetry of Ptolemaic Alexandria (Callimachus, Theocritus, and Apollonius of Rhodes) and the narrative literature of later antiquity (‘the old novel’), yet comedy, mime, didactic poetry and historical literary feedback all fall in the scope of those experiences. central recurrent issues are the makes use of and activity of the prior, the modes of poetic allusion, the ethical reasons of literature, the highbrow context for historic poetry, and the interplay of poetry and feedback. What emerges isn't a literature shackled to the earlier and cowed via an ‘anxiety of influence’, yet an brisk and consistently experimental engagement with either prior and present.

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