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By Kathryn Gutzwiller

ISBN-10: 0631233210

ISBN-13: 9780631233213

This publication is a consultant to the terribly different literature of the Hellenistic period.
A advisor to the literature of the Hellenistic age, from the demise of Alexander the good in 323 BCE to the conflict of Actium in 31 BC* presents overviews of the social, political, highbrow and literary historic contexts within which Hellenistic literature used to be produced.
Introduces the key writers and genres of the period.
Provides information regarding sort, meter and languages to help readers without previous wisdom of the language in figuring out technical points of literary Greek.
Distinctive in its assurance of present matters in Hellenistic feedback, together with viewers reception, the political and social historical past, and Hellenistic theories of literature.

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American Numismatic Society, New York. 4). The wealthy land of Egypt, with its population clustered along the strip made arable by the annual flooding of the Nile, was an ancient, hierarchical kingdom with powerful priesthoods and a tradition of pharaohs who ruled as gods incarnate. Soter successfully adapted preexisting administrative structures to keep the resources of Egypt flowing into his treasury while leaving daily life among the native population largely unchanged. In their self-presentations the Ptolemies early learned how to appeal to dual Greek and Egyptian audiences.

Intermarriage between those of Hellenic origin and native Egyptians became increasingly common, to the point that Greek or Egyptian names on documents were no longer a good indicator of ethnicity. The only worthy descendant of the early Ptolemies was the last of the dynasty, Cleopatra VII. She was a brilliant woman, who reportedly spoke nine languages and was the only Ptolemaic monarch to learn Egyptian. HISTORY AND CULTURE 25 Politically savvy as well, she turned her romantic relationships with Roman leaders into intrigues aimed at nothing less than mastery of the civilized world.

The Idylls concerning herdsmen and countryfolk were conceived as the new genre of bucolic poetry, which through its adaptation in Vergil’s Eclogues developed into one of the major genres of European literature, called pastoral from the Latin translation of the Greek word bucolic. While long epics on mythical topics, such as Apollonius’ Argonautica, or on local history, such as Rhianus’ Messeniaca, continued to be written, short epic narratives, conventionally called ‘‘epyllia,’’ rose to a new prominence as a vehicle for the humanization of the heroic.

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