Poetry as window and mirror [electronic resource] : positioning the poet in Hellenistic poetry /
by Jacqueline Klooster.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
xiii, 282 p. ; 26 cm.
9789004202290 (alk. paper)
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Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
9789004202290 (alk. paper)
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general note
Revised version of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Amsterdam, 2009.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references (p. [254]-269) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jacqueline Klooster, Ph.D. (2009) in Classics, University of Amsterdam, is researcher and lecturer at the University of Amsterdam. She has published various articles on Hellenistic Poetry including narratological analyses of time and space in Appollonius and Theocritus (Brill, 2007).
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Hellenistic poetry has enjoyed a notable re-appreciation in recent years and received ample scholarly discussion, especially focusing on its reception and innovation of Greek poetic tradition. This book adds to our picture of how Hellenistic poetry works by looking at it from a different angle.
Description for Reader
All those interested in Hellenistic Poetry, reception studies and the sociology of art, as well as classical philogists in general.
Main Description
Hellenistic Poetry has enjoyed a notable re-appreciation in recent years and received ample scholarly discussion, especially focusing on its reception and innovation of Greek poetic tradition. This book wishes to add to our picture of how Hellenistic poetry works by looking at it from a slightly different angle. Concentrating on the interaction between contemporary poets, it attempts to view the dynamics of imitation and reception in the light of poetical self-positioning. In the courtly Alexandrian surroundings, choosing a poetic model and affiliation determines ones position in the cultural field. This book sets out to chart, not only the well-known complexities of handling the poetic past, but especially their relation to the poetic interaction of the Hellenistic, in particular Alexandrian poets.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Texts, Translations and Conventionsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Poetic Predecessors in Epigramp. 15
From Greece to Alexandriap. 15
Greek Poets and Their Predecessorsp. 16
Royal Patronage and Cultural Memoryp. 18
Which Poets and What Past?p. 21
Poetical Predecessors in Epigramp. 24
The Text as Monumentp. 26
Biographical Readingsp. 35
Conclusionp. 41
Coming to Terms with Poetic Modelsp. 43
Tradition and Originalityp. 43
Meeting Ancient Poetsp. 45
Timon, Xenophanes and Pyrrho in Homer's Hadesp. 47
Hipponax in Callimachus' Iambi and Herondas' Mimiambip. 49
Paradigmatic Poets: Theocritus 16p. 54
Biased Readings: Hermesianax' Leontionp. 60
Poets to Avoidp. 63
Imitating Homerp. 64
Liking Antimachusp. 69
Conclusionp. 72
Appropriating Mythical Poetsp. 75
Inventing Traditionsp. 75
Mythical Poetsp. 77
Orpheus in Greek Traditionp. 81
Orpheus in the Argonauticap. 82
Orpheus and the Hymnic Argonauticap. 87
Theocritus and the Invention of Bucolic Poetryp. 91
Ancient Theories on the Origins of Bucolic Poetryp. 97
Daphnis in Idyll 1p. 99
Allusive Narrative in Ancient Poetryp. 103
Daphnis in the Other Idyllsp. 105
Daphnis and Comatasp. 108
A World of Songp. 110
Conclusionp. 112
Criticizing Contemporariesp. 115
The Muses' Birdcagep. 115
Poetic Competition and Strifep. 117
Bourdieu's Field of Cultural Productionp. 120
Callimachus and Apolloniusp. 121
The Aetia-Prologuep. 127
The Telchines and the Lydep. 135
Callimachus' Iambip. 137
Epigramsp. 141
Conclusionp. 144
Praising Contemporariesp. 147
Praised Poetics and Poetics of Praisep. 147
Praising the Old and the Newp. 149
Reading the Signs in Aratus' Phaenomenap. 154
The Mirror of Immortalityp. 161
Inviting Comparisonp. 166
Eliciting Praisep. 169
Conclusionp. 172
Persona, Alias and Alter Ego in Sphragis-poetryp. 175
Sphragidesp. 175
The Seal or Testament of Posidippusp. 177
Role-Playing versus Self-Portrayalp. 183
Allusive Names, Elusive Poetsp. 188
Punning and Wordplayp. 190
Theocritus, Simichidas and Lycidasp. 195
Conclusionp. 207
Authority and Inspiration in the Age of the Museump. 209
Questioning the Musep. 209
Homeric Scholarship and Hellenistic Poetryp. 212
Overview of Passages Featuring ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿p. 214
The ¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ of Apolloniusp. 217
Apollonius on Poetic Inspirationp. 222
Parallel Representations of the Musesp. 225
Theocritusp. 227
Idyll 16: ¿¿¿¿¿ and Prophecyp. 227
Idyll 17: Immortal Fame for an Immortal Kingp. 229
Idyll 22: Rewriting the Poetic Pastp. 233
Conclusionp. 237
Conclusionp. 239
Appendix. List of Hellenistic Epigrams on Poetsp. 247
Bibliographyp. 253
Index Locorump. 271
Index of Greek Termsp. 275
Index Rerump. 277
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