New PDF release: Brill's Companion to Callimachus

By Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, Luigi Lehnus, Susan Stephens

Few figures from Greco-Roman antiquity have passed through as a lot reassessment in fresh a long time as Callimachus of Cyrene, who used to be energetic on the Alexandrian court docket of the Ptolemies through the early 3rd century BC. as soon as perceived as a superb instance of ivory tower detachment and abstruse studying, Callimachus has now grow to be understood as an artificer of the pictures of a robust and colourful court docket and as a poet moment merely 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 significant other to Callimachus has been designed to help in negotiating this scholarly terrain, specially the method of enhancing 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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13 As of June 2008, I counted sixty to sixty-three papyri,14 preserving parts of the Aetia, Iambi (+ ‘Lyrics’ ), Hecale, and other poems of Callimachus as yet unidentified. S. Hunt) and had as an immediate consequence the definitive rejection of the already mistrusted Schneider. A new edition was badly needed, and that was happily entrusted to Rudolf Pfeiffer, an adoptive pupil of Diels and Wilamowitz and a student of Otto Crusius in Munich; it was an epochal choice. Pfeiffer wrote (1921: praefatio): Ottone Crusio praeceptore, quem morte repentina et praematura nobis ereptum esse cum multis maxime maereo, assentiente et cohortante hanc editionem parare coepi, cum gravi vulnere affectus e bello infelicissimo redieram: quantum illius viri humanissimi disciplinae et benevolentiae debeam, hoc loco dicere non possum.

Cf. Cappelletto 1995). While content and structure of Aetia 2 yet remain to a great extent a mystery,39 multiple papyrus discoveries have made Aetia 3 a fairly coherent read. A new scrap from the Milan Diegeseis has now restored either immediately or very soon after the end of The Victory of Berenice (frr. 40 Accordingly, Book 3 now looks as follows: The Victory of Berenice, [? . ] Diana Ductrix, The Attic Thesmophoria (fr. ), The Tomb of Simonides (fr. ), 37 Manuscript note by A. Vogliano on the title page of his Handexemplar of Wilamowitz 1912: 524, now in the library of the Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Antichità, Sezione di Papirologia, Università degli Studi di Milano (pressmark Vgl.

5475: Aetia 1 13. 2263: Diegeseis of Aetia 1 14. , 476 LDAB [Hunt] (beginning of II) PRyl 13: Aetia 1 15. 2261: Aetia 1 16. 2080: Aetia 2 17. 2210: Aetia 2+ 18. , 472 LDAB [Meillier] (I) PSorb inv. 2248: Aetia 2 19. , 508 LDAB [Barns] (cod. III/IV) PAnt 113: Aetia 1 or 2 20. 9 M. 1500 (= inv. 1923 [Ozbek] + inv. 2002) [Bastianini]: Aetia 3 21. 1 M. [Meillier; Parsons] (end of III BC [after 221] or II BC) PLille inv. 76d, 78a–c, 79, 82, 84: Aetia 3 22. 3 M. 2170 [Lobel]: Aetia 3 and 4 23. 6 M. 2212: Aetia 3+ 24.

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