Brill's Companion to Greek and Latin Pastoral

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Marco Fantuzzi, Theodore D. Papanghelis
Brill, 2006 - 654 pages
This volume comprises articles by an international team of twenty-three scholars. The contributions focus on the historical genesis, stylistic and narrative features and evolution of pastoral, both as genre and mode, from Theocritus to the Byzantine period.
Special attention has been paid to the idea of the 'invention of a fictionalized tradition', and to pastoral's thematic and formal relationship with other literary genres.
In their totality, the contributions, as well as offering a comprehensive overview of the more or less familiar issues and ideas discussed in connection with pastoral, point to new emphases, trends and insights in current scholarly work in this area. The volume is addressed to a wide range of students and scholars in classics, but much in it will also be of interest to those working in the fields of comparative and modern literatures.

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R PRETAGOSTINI How Bucolic are Theocritus Bucolic Singers?
A FARAONE Magic Medicine and Eros in the Prologue

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Marco Fantuzzi is Professor of Ancient Greek Literature in the Graduate School of the University of Florence and at the University of Macerata. His works include: Bionis Smyrnaei "Adonidis epitaphium"(Liverpool 1985), Ricerche su Apollonio Rodio(Rome 1988), and (with R. Hunter) Tradition and Innovation in Hellenistic Poetry(Cambridge 2004).Theodore D. Papanghelis, Ph.D. (1985) in Classics, University of Cambridge, is Professor of Latin at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is the author of Propertius: A Hellenistic Poet on Love and Death(Cambridge 1987) and editor (with A. Rengakos) of A Companion to Apollonius Rhodius(Brill, 2001).

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