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Homosexuality in Greece and RomeA Sourcebook of Basic Documents$
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Thomas Hubbard

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520223813

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520223813.001.0001

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Hellenistic Poetry

Hellenistic Poetry

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(p.268) Chapter 6 Hellenistic Poetry
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Homosexuality in Greece and Rome
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THOMAS K. HUBBARD

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520223813.003.0007

The poets treated in this chapter came from a stunning variety of places: Libya (Callimachus), Sicily (Theocritus), southern Italy (Nossis), Syria (Meleager), Asia Minor (Strato), and Crete (Rhianus). Hellenistic poetry and art differed from that of the archaic and classical periods in the attention it gave to realism and even the grotesque in preference to idealization of the human figure and society. Lesbianism is less often in evidence as a theme. The greatest flowering of the Hellenistic epigram actually occurred long after the first generation of poets. Fragments from AP, Diegesis to Iamb, Idyll, Collectanea Alexandrina, Mimiamb, and Anacreontea are also presented.

Keywords:   Hellenistic poetry, Diegesis to Iamb, Idyll, Collectanea Alexandrina, Mimiamb, Anacreontea, Callimachus, Theocritus, Nossis, Meleager

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