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Callimachus and Later Greek Poetry

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The paper discusses the various ways in which Greek poets, from the midthird century BC down to the Byzantine age, exploited Callimachus’ language, style, and poetics and how the reception of Callimachus changed over time. Refined Hellenistic authors such as Euphorion and Nicander imitated the Cyrenaean poet in both diction and meter: their Imperial successors proved more selective, integrating a Callimachean heritage into their own (sometimes very different) literary agendas—such is the case of Nonnus, pairing countless borrowings from Callimachus with a markedly un-Callimachean style. Epic parody, inscriptional poems, Christian reworking of Callimachus, and his reception in Byzantine highbrow poetry are also subjects for analysis.



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