His σῆμα are both continents. Alexander the Great in Hellenistic Poetry

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Abstract

The article explores the representation of Alexander in Hellenistic poetry: I. Poetry as a vehicle for Alexander’s kleos: I.1. Alexander’s tomb and the Homeric requisites for the survival of everlasting glory; I.2 Alexander in Ptolemaic poetry; I.3. Alexander in Seleucid and Attalid poetry; I.4. Alexander in 1st BC-6th AD epigrams; I.5. Alexander as legendary hero in prose and in oral tales. II. Repertoire of poetic passages: II.1. Contemporary Epigrams: II.1.1. Anon. A.P. VI 344; II.1.2. Dedication by Craterus; II.1.3. Epinician epigram for Antigonus; II.2. Epic poems on Alexander: II.2. Epic poems on Alexander II.2.1; Papyri; II.2.2. Agis of Argos; II.2.3. Aeschrion of Mitylene; II.2.4. Anaximenes of Lampsacus; II.2.5. Arrianus; II.2.6. Choerilus of Iasus; II.2.7. Cleon of Sicily; II.2.8. Phaestus; II.2.9. Nestor of Laranda. II.3. Alexander and Alexandrian poetry: II.3.1. Callimachus; II.3.2. Theocritus; II.3.3. Apollonius Rhodius; II.3.4. Asclepiades; II.3.5. Posidippus; II.4. Other Hellenistic epigrams: II.4.1. Mnasalcas; II.4.2. Antipater of Sidon; II.4.4. The Garland of Philip and other Roman epigrams. II.5. Byzantine epigrams.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-127
Number of pages77
JournalSTUDI ELLENISTICI
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Alexander
  • Callimachus
  • Hellenistic poetry
  • Lycophron
  • Ptolemaic
  • epigram

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