By Sheila Ager, Reimer Faber
The Hellenistic interval was once a time of extraordinary cultural alternate. within the wake of Alexander’s conquests, Greeks and Macedonians started to stumble upon new peoples, new rules, and new methods of lifestyles; therefore, this period is usually thought of to were certainly one of unrivaled cosmopolitanism. for plenty of contributors, notwithstanding, the broadening of horizons introduced with it an identification hindrance and a feeling of being adrift in a global that had gone through an intensive structural change.
Belonging and Isolation within the Hellenistic World offers essays through prime overseas students who reflect on how the cosmopolitanism of the Hellenistic age additionally led to tensions among participants and groups, and among the small area people and the mega-community of oikoumene, or ‘the inhabited earth.’ With various social, creative, monetary, political, and literary views, the individuals supply a full of life exploration of the tensions and possibilities of lifestyles within the Hellenistic Mediterranean.
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23 For Hermeias, παιδοπίπης thus specifies the particular transgression in which the Stoics have been caught: they are seducers of boys. 24 In addition to παιδοπίπης, there is Στύαξ or Στοίαξ in verse 1 (rather than Στωικός), and ὑποκριτήρ in line 2 (replacing the common ὑποκριτής). Here again – as with considerations of metre, style, and subject matter – we find that Hermeias fits well with what we otherwise know of the early Hellenistic choliambic revival. 25 Given that παιδοπῖπαι plausibly comes from our poem, may we see in the remainder of Athenaios’s sentence a paraphrase of its further content, The Case of Hermeias of Kourion 39 and find traces of its diction?
Martin West (1982: 41) called this a ‘deliberate metrical ribaldry, in keeping with the studied vulgarity’ of the iambographer. As Arnd Kerkhecker (1999: 7) notes: ‘Early in the third century . . ’ Third-century practitioners include Kallimachos, Phoinix of Kolophon, Parmeno of Byzantion, Herodas, and Kerkidas of Megalopolis. The Case of Hermeias of Kourion 35 It is, of course, dangerous to draw far-reaching conclusions from only five lines, but Hermeias’s metrical style appears most closely to resemble that of Kallimachos’s choliambs.
7. 30 = Anth. Pal. 7. 5–6 = 1. 5–6 Gow-Page GP). We find the same derogatory connotation already in a third-century BC poet: Timon of Phlios in his Silloi portrayed Zeno as ‘an old Phoenician woman . . greedy for everything’ The Case of Hermeias of Kourion 41 (και Φοίνισσαν ἴδον λιχνόγραυν, fr. 1 Di Marco = Diog. Laert. 7. 15).
Belonging and Isolation in the Hellenistic World by Sheila Ager, Reimer Faber