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Kallimachos : the Alexandrian Library and the Origins of Bibliography.

Author: Blum, Rudolf.
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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<DIV> The famous library of Alexandria, founded around 295 BCE by Ptolemaios I, housed the greatest collection of texts in the ancient world and was a fertile site of Hellenistic scholarship. Rudolf Blum & rsquo;s landmark study, originally published in German in 1977, argues that Kallimachos of Kyrene was not only the second director of the Alexandrian library but also the inventor of two essential scholarly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Blum, Rudolf.
ISBN: 1283077523 9781283077521
OCLC Number: 743408931
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover13; --
Contents --
Translator's Preface --
Preface --
1. Introduction --
2. Forerunners: Aristotle, His Predecessors and Pupils --
2.1 The Beginnings of Greek Philology and Literary History --
2.2 The Works of Aristotle on Philology and Literary History --
2.3 Aristotle's List of Performances of Plays in Athens (Didaskaliai) --
2.4 The Doxographic Works of Aristotle and His Pupils --
2.5 The Works of the Peripatetics on Philology, Literary History and Biography Until the Middle of the Third Century B.C --
2.6 The Library of Aristotle --
3. Preconditions: The Museion and Its Library --
3.1 The Museion at Alexandria --
3.2 The Library of the Museion According to the Ancient Authors --
3.3 The Library According to the Report of Ioannes Tzetzes --
4. Kallimachos and His Lists of Greek Authors and Their Works --
4.1 The Life and Work of Kallimachos. His Work as a Librarian. His Scholarly Works (Except Lists of Authors) --
4.2 His List of Attic Playwrights --
4.3 His List of the Works of Demokritos --
4.4 His Lists of Greek Authors and Their Works --
5. Later Lists of Greek Writers and Their Works --
5.1 The Pinakes of Kallimachos as Examples and Sources of Later Lists --
5.2 The Inscription of a Library Catalog in Rhodos --
5.3 Biographies of Authors with Lists of Their Works --
5.4 The List of Aristotle's Writings by Andronikos of Rhodos --
5.5 The Treatise of Dionysios of Halikarnassos on the Orator Deinarchos --
5.6 The Work of Diogenes Laertios on the Lives and Opinions of Famous Philosophers --
5.7 The List of Those Renowned in Branches of Learning by Hesychios of Miletos --
6. The Development and Character of Kallimachos's Lists of Greek Authors and Their Works --
7. The Achievements of Kallimachos in the Field of Bibliography --
Bibliography --
Name and Subject Index --
Title Index.

Abstract:

<DIV> The famous library of Alexandria, founded around 295 BCE by Ptolemaios I, housed the greatest collection of texts in the ancient world and was a fertile site of Hellenistic scholarship. Rudolf Blum & rsquo;s landmark study, originally published in German in 1977, argues that Kallimachos of Kyrene was not only the second director of the Alexandrian library but also the inventor of two essential scholarly tools still in use to this day: the library catalog and the & ldquo;biobibliographical & rdquo; reference work. Kallimachos expanded the library & rsquo;s inventory lists into volumes called the Pinakes, which extensively described and categorized each work and became in effect a Greek national bibliography and the source and paradigm for most later bibliographic lists of Greek literature. Though the Pinakes have not survived, Blum attempts a detailed reconstruction of Kallimachos & rsquo;s inventories and catalogs based on a careful analysis of surviving sources, which are presented here in full translation. </DIV>

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