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Author Miguélez Cavero, Laura.

Title Poems in context : Greek poetry in the Egyptian Thebaid 200-600 AD / Laura Miguélez Cavero
Published Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 442 pages) : maps
Series Sozomena ; v. 2
Sozomena (Berlin, Germany) ; v. 2
Contents The so-called school of Nonnus in the literary context of Panopolis (3rd-6th c. AD). Poetry in the Greek East during the 3rd to the 6th c. AD ; Only poetry? ; Poetry in the Thebaid ; Who were they? -- Common stylistic features. Metrics ; Adjectives : how and when ; Vocabulary ; Poetics/stylistics ; Antecedents to late antique poetics -- The role of culture and education in Panopolis (3rd-6th c. AD). Egypt in the 3rd to the 6th c. AD ; Panopolis (3rd-6th c.) ; Culture and education -- Influence of school-practice on poetry : the progymnasmata. School influence on poetic composition : the progymnasmata ; Narrative ; Ekphrasis ; Paraphrase ; Ethopoea ; Ecomium
Summary Examining carefully the Egyptian epic hexameter production from the 3rd to the 6th centuries AD, especially that of the southern region (Thebaid), this study provides an image of three centuries in the history of the Graeco-Egyptian literature, in which authors and poetry are related directly to the social-economic, cultural and literary contexts from which they come. The training they could get and the books and authors they came in touch with explain that we know so many names and works, written in a language and metrics that enjoyed the greatest esteem, being considered proofs of the highes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-433) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Greek poetry -- History and criticism.
Greek poetry -- Egypt -- Akhmīm -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1283397102
311021041X (electronic bk.)
9783110210415 (electronic bk.)