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By Kathryn Gutzwiller

ISBN-10: 0631233210

ISBN-13: 9780631233213

This booklet is a advisor to the terribly assorted literature of the Hellenistic period.A consultant to the literature of the Hellenistic age, from the dying of Alexander the nice in 323 BCE to the conflict of Actium in 31 BCProvides overviews of the social, political, highbrow and literary ancient contexts within which Hellenistic literature was once producedIntroduces the foremost writers and genres of the periodProvides information regarding variety, meter and languages to assist readers with out previous wisdom of the language in realizing technical elements of literary GreekDistinctive in its assurance of present matters in Hellenistic feedback, together with viewers reception, the political and social history, and Hellenistic theories of literature

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3). This radical reworking of the traditional view about the purpose of poetry ironically accepts Plato’s argument that poetry has nothing to do with teaching moral behavior, while positively revaluing its ability to produce pleasure (he¯done¯) through its appeal to the emotions. Such privileging of the emotional persuasiveness of poetry was related to a strong critical trend that emphasized euphony, or pleasant sound, above all else in verse. These views seem to inform the system of imagery developed in Theocritus’ pastoral Idylls.

No real threat but too royal to survive, Caesarion was slaughtered as well. Egypt became a Roman province, the private reserve of the new emperor. As a sign of the times, the poetic accounts we have of Cleopatra come from a hostile Roman perspective; any works composed at her own court have vanished without a trace. 2007 2:16pm Compositor Name: PDjeapradaban 2 Aesthetics and Style The social and political changes that took place in the aftermath of Alexander’s conquests were accompanied by new aesthetic sensibilities, which led in the early third century to a remarkable period of literary innovation.

But his infatuation with the Egyptian queen, and perhaps with the glorious Greek past she represented, was a distraction from the serious business of assembling eastern forces sufficient to defeat Caesar’s heir Octavian. In 31, in a naval battle at Actium on the northwestern coast of Greece, Antony and Cleopatra were decisively defeated and, after a failed defense of Egypt, committed suicide. No real threat but too royal to survive, Caesarion was slaughtered as well. Egypt became a Roman province, the private reserve of the new emperor.

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