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Posthomerica

Author: Quintus, Smyrnaeus; Neil Hopkinson
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2018.
Series: Loeb classical library, 19.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Quintus Smyrnaeus's Posthomerica, composed between the late second and mid-fourth centuries AD, boldly adapts Homeric diction and style to fill in the story of the Trojan expedition between the end of the Iliad and the beginning of the Odyssey. This edition replaces the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition by A.S. Way (1913).
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Quintus, Smyrnaeus; Neil Hopkinson
OCLC Number: 1105446523
Language Note: Texto en griego con traducción al inglés en páginas opuestas.
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico.).
Series Title: Loeb classical library, 19.
Other Titles: Posthomerica.
Responsibility: Quintus Smyrnaeus ; edited and translated by Neil Hopkinson.

Abstract:

Quintus Smyrnaeus's Posthomerica, composed between the late second and mid-fourth centuries AD, boldly adapts Homeric diction and style to fill in the story of the Trojan expedition between the end of the Iliad and the beginning of the Odyssey. This edition replaces the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition by A.S. Way (1913).

Quintus Smyrnaeus's Posthomerica, the only long mythological epic to survive in Greek from the period between Apollonius' Argonautica (3rd century BC) and Nonnus' Dionysiaca (5th century AD), fills in the whole story of the Trojan expedition between the end of Homer's Iliad and the beginning of the Odyssey, which had been treated only episodically by earlier epic and dramatic poets. Composing sometime between the late second and mid-fourth centuries AD, Quintus boldly adapts Homeric diction and style to suit the literary, moral, religious, rhetorical, and philosophical culture of the high Roman Empire, and does not hesitate to diverge from the usual versions of the story in order to craft his own narrative vision. This edition of the Posthomerica replaces the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition by A.S. Way (1913) with an updated text based on that of F. Vian, and fresh translation, introduction, and bibliography that take account of more than a century of intervening scholarship.

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