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This publication makes a speciality of the hymns, mimes and erotic poems of the Greek poet Theocritus, and examines how Theocritus makes use of the traditions of prior Greek poetry to recreate earlier types in a manner that exploits the hot stipulations less than which poetry was once written within the 3rd century BC. fresh papyri have significantly elevated our realizing of ways Theocritus learn archaic poetry, and those new discoveries are totally drawn on in a collection of readings that may switch the way in which we glance at Hellenistic poetry.

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