Callimachus


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Related to Callimachus: Apollonius of Rhodes, Theocritus

Cal·lim·a·chus 1

 (kə-lĭm′ə-kəs) Fifth century bc.
Greek sculptor who reputedly designed the Corinthian column.

Cal·lim·a·chus 2

 (kə-lĭm′ə-kəs) Third century bc.
Greek poet and scholar whose extant works include 64 epigrams and a catalog of the library at Alexandria.

Callimachus

(kəˈlɪməkəs)
n
1. (Biography) late 5th century bc, Greek sculptor, reputed to have invented the Corinthian capital
2. (Biography) ?305–?240 bc, Greek poet of the Alexandrian School; author of hymns and epigrams
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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's (d.
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.
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.