By Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, Luigi Lehnus, Susan Stephens
Few figures from Greco-Roman antiquity have passed through as a lot reassessment in fresh many years as Callimachus of Cyrene, who was once lively on the Alexandrian courtroom of the Ptolemies through the early 3rd century BC. as soon as perceived as a splendid instance of ivory tower detachment and abstruse studying, Callimachus has now turn out to be understood as an artificer of the photographs of a strong and colourful court docket and as a poet moment basically to Homer in his later reception.For the trendy viewers, the fragmentation of his texts and the diffusion of resource fabrics has frequently impeded figuring out his poetic fulfillment. Brills better half to Callimachus has been designed to help in negotiating this scholarly terrain, specially the method of modifying and gathering his fragments, to light up his highbrow and social contexts, and to point the present instructions that his scholarship is taking.
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112/87(b): Hecale 56. , 8 Hollis, 227 MP3, 529 LDAB [Gomperz bis; Lloyd-Jones & Rea] (IV–V) TVindob. inv. G HT 6 = PRain VI: Hecale 57. 2398: Hecale 58. 2437: Hecale 59. 2217: Hecale 60. 1 MP3, 497 LDAB [Montanari bis] (II) PPisaLit 21 = PLettCarlini 21 (formerly PTicinensis 1): commentary on unidentified poem. As is apparent, different literary types occur here: texts only, texts with scholia, various kinds and levels of commentary, diegeseis, a glossary. Texts are either (more commonly) confined to single works or books, or extended to full collections.
Of these last—all coming from the late antiquity—something more will be said in the closing section below (“Outlook”). Callimachus’ papyri range from the late third or early second century bc (no. 21 above, already containing an interlinear commentary)33 to the early sixth century (Oxyrhynchus codex, no. 27 above);34 second to early third century ad is by far the age most represented. 35 Of the Oxyrhynchus papyri, a few are now colocated between Oxford (Grenfell and Hunt) and Florence (Breccia),36 coming from the library or libraries of well-educated persons of this period in Greco-Roman Egypt, if not of professional scholars; while one (codex no.
To be published by N. Gonis; cf. Gonis 2006] (I or beginning of II) POxy inv. 112/87(b): Hecale 56. , 8 Hollis, 227 MP3, 529 LDAB [Gomperz bis; Lloyd-Jones & Rea] (IV–V) TVindob. inv. G HT 6 = PRain VI: Hecale 57. 2398: Hecale 58. 2437: Hecale 59. 2217: Hecale 60. 1 MP3, 497 LDAB [Montanari bis] (II) PPisaLit 21 = PLettCarlini 21 (formerly PTicinensis 1): commentary on unidentified poem. As is apparent, different literary types occur here: texts only, texts with scholia, various kinds and levels of commentary, diegeseis, a glossary.
Brill's Companion to Callimachus by Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, Luigi Lehnus, Susan Stephens