1728; "The Remains of Hesiod translated from the Greek into English Verse", by Charles Abraham Elton; "The Works of Hesiod, Callimachus
, and Theognis", by the Rev.
This introduction to the poetry of Greek poet Callimachus
is designed to be accessible for a broad audience of students and non-specialists; no knowledge of Greek is needed.
On "feet," "shipboard," "camel-back," "horse-back," "ass-back," and "mule-back" (25-26), there rise and decline the ancient civilizations; and through the Greek artist Callimachus
His advice in the preface to the Aetia (23-30) and at the end of the Hymn to Apollo (107-113) that Callimachus
should pursue the ideal of the short but perfectly crafted poem had a tremendous impact on Augustan poets, notably the elegiac poets Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid, who chose to write elegy in avowed stylistic and ethical opposition to heroic, epic values.
Some of the poetry within this book was written by Homer all the way to Callimachus
"Hellenistic Chronology: Theocritus, Callimachus
, and Apollonius Rhodius." In Papanghelis and Rengakos 2008, 73-92.
in Context: From Plato to the Augustan Poets.
Stephens (eds.), Brill's Companion to Callimachus
. Leiden: Brill, 566-586.
I learned to write from authors like Callimachus
and Meleager, including the Roman elegists (Catullus and Propertius, but less so Tibullus), and the indispensable Martial and Ausonius.
Greek poet Callimachus
technically sophisticated, and illustrates his point by providing a literal English translation to show how effectively Callimachus
arranges his words.
The Germans are characterized by a particularly conspicuous word, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], which in Greek literature only occurs in Callimachus
' In Cererem 6.34.