Edition and historical, papyrological, philological commentary of Suppl. Hell. 982, an epigram in praise of Augustus preserved on papyrus. Contents: 1) Papyrological evidence. Hypothesis on the period and on the circumstances of the composition of the epigram. [The first known Greek epigram on papyrus with pentameters in eisthesis]. 2) Epigram as Encomium and encomiastic ekphrasis. Possible epigraphical destination of SH 982. 3) Encomium as a hymn to the laudandus' divinity. 4) The Text. 5) August as a Zeus Eleutherios/Liberator: the Roman-Egyptian interpretation of the "Basileis soteres" Hellenistic tradition. 6) The Personification present in the epigram: a picture of the "Golden Age". 7) August as Nilotic ruler, bringer of Prosperity. 8) Iconography of the Augustean Apollo: the princeps and the elaboration of his own divine image. 9) Apollo "Actius" and Apollo "Leucadius". 10) Mutual influences of the Greek and Latin encomiastic poetry in the Augustan age: two different ways of expressing the same ideology. 11) Appendix: the documentary texts of the tomos (P.Lond II 256 a, d, e) with translation and commentary. 12) Bibliography.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] An "Alexandrian" commendation epigram for Augustus (SH 982)|
|Number of pages||90|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
- encomiastic poetry