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Hellenistic Poetry has indeed enjoyed a notable re-appreciation in recent years and received ample scholarly discussion, especially focusing on its reception and innovation of Greek poetic tradition. The stream of publications in the field of Hellenistic literature gives no sign of drying up, and the on-line Hellenistic Bibliography by Martine Cuypers currently includes more than 20,000 titles. Nevertheless, this book wishes to add, however modestly, to the picture of how Hellenistic poetry works by looking at it from a slightly different angle. This book sets out to chart, not only the well-known complexities of handling the poetic past, but especially their relation to the poetic interaction of the Hellenistic, in particular Alexandrian poets. This study started out as an enquiry into the representation of &t;the poet&t; in early Hellenistic poetry, that is to say, the extant works of the Greek-speaking poets of the third century BCE.

Keywords: Alexandrian poets; Hellenistic literature; third century BCE



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