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Callimachus

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Works: 223 works in 563 publications in 9 languages and 12,706 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Hymns, Greek (Classical)  Conference papers and proceedings  Epic poetry  Elegies (Poetry) 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PA3945, 881.01
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Callimachus : the hymns by Callimachus( )

2 editions published in 2015 in Multiple languages and English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a compact and readable edition of all six of Callimachus' hymns. An extensive introduction considers the literary and performance contexts of earlier hymns, the dating of Callimachus' hymns, literary influences on the hymns, the transmissions of the texts, and the poet's language, meter, and aural and visual effects. Each hymn is prefaced with a discussion of specific parallels and intertexts, and the hymn's relationship to cult, court, local geographies, and Panhellenic sanctuaries. There follows a Greek text with translation and a commentary designed to facilitate understanding of Callimachus' hymns as a unique literary experiment
Callimachus and Lycophron by Callimachus( Book )

1 edition published in 1921 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Callimachus : poems by Stephanie Burt( )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a collection of free translations from the ancient Greek poet Callimachus, whose surviving work includes the Aitia, a narrative elegy; the Iambi, short poems on occasional themes; and the Hecale, a small-scale epic. The poet and critic Stephanie Burt has written contemporary adaptations of what she calls "Callimachus's lyric, epigrammatic, and narrative genius for our times." These are not literal translations for students of Greek, but instead free translations intended to bring poetry of classical antiquity into modern verse. Considered a major poet in Greek and European readings but not yet in English, Callimachus is remembered for a few sayings, among them "mega biblion, mega kakon": a big, or long, or great book (an epic, for example) is a great evil, or a big, bad thing. Burt's intention is to make Callimachus' "miniaturist, irony-loving, anti-macho sensibility" more accessible to Anglophone readers, with the advantage that Callimachus "speaks without centuries of great English poets who have already adapted him." The Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation embraces a wide geographic and temporal range, from Scandinavia to Latin America to the subcontinent of India, from the Tang Dynasty to Europe of the modern day. It especially emphasizes poets who are established in their native lands and who are being introduced to an English-speaking audience"--
Callimachus: Hymns and Epigrams. Lycophron by Callimachus( Book )

14 editions published between 1955 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Hesiod, Callimachus, and Theognis by Hesiod( Book )

21 editions published between 1856 and 1914 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Callimaque ... by Callimachus( Book )

15 editions published between 1922 and 1972 in French and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aetia by Callimachus( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aetia, Iambi, lyric poems, Hecale, minor epic and elegiac poems, and other fragments by Callimachus( Book )

15 editions published between 1958 and 2004 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We have no explicit information about the poet MUSAEUS, author of the short epic poem on Hero and Leander, except that he is given in some manuscripts, the title Grammatikos, a teacher, learned in the rhetoric, poetry and philosophy of his time. He was obviously a follower of the Egyptian poet Nonnus of Panopolis, of the fifth century A.D., and his poem seems also to presuppose the Paraphrase of the Psalms of Pseudo-Apollinarius which can be dated to the period 460-470. He may well be identical with the addressee of two letters by Procopius of Gaza (c. 465-528). Among the authors of that period of Egyptians Colluthus and Christodorus of Coptus quote him, and he seems to rank as an already recognized authority in the circle of scholars, poets and orators of the time of Anastasius I (491-518). He takes up a subject whose first detailed treatment is preserved in Ovids Heroides (Epistles 18 and 19), but he presents it in a quite different manner. Among the literary antecedents to which this learned Grammatikos expressly alludes, the most prominent are Books 5 and 6 of the Odyssey and Platos Phaedrus. Besides his knowledge of the Hymns of Proclus he quotes not only the Metaphrasis of the Gospel of St. John by Nonnus, but also a poem by St. Gregory Nazianzenus and even the New Testatment. So he was probably a Christian Neoplatonist writing a Christian allegory. This publication completes the cycle of late Greek epics in the tradition of Nonnus
Callimachus : Hecale by Callimachus( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adrian Hollis's second edition of Callimachus' Hecale includes an English translation of the original Greek text. Twenty years after the first edition appeared in 1990, close study of the Byzantine poets, scholars, and clerics who knew Callimachus' poem intimately has allowed significant progress in our understanding of the poem. Equally valuable are two Byzantine lexicons which clearly had access to an ancient commentary on the Hecale; an Attic vase, which provides our first artistic representation of the myth; and an inscribed Greek elegy from Kandahar, which suggests that Callimachus' 'miniature epic' was known to a Greek poet working in that remote bastion of Hellenism - additional proof of the poet's importance within Hellenistic culture
Hymns and epigrams by Callimachus( Book )

6 editions published between 1955 and 2000 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CALLIMACHUS of Cyrene, 3rd century B.C., became after 284 B.C. a teacher of 'grammar', and poetry at Alexandria where he was made a librarian in the "University' and prepared a catalogue of the books in its library. He died about the year 240. Of his large published output, only 6 hymns, 63 epigrams, and fragments survive (Loeb Nos. 421, 129). The hymns are very learned and artificial in style; the epigrams are good (they are also in the Loeb Greek Anthology volumes). LYCOPHRON of Chalcis in Euboea was a contemporary of Callimachus in Alexandria where he became supervisor of the comedies included in the new library. He wrote a treatise on these and composed tragedies and other poetry. We possess Alexandra or Cassandra where-in Cassandra foretells the fortune of Troy and the besieging Greeks. This poem is a curiosity -- a showpiece of knowledge of obscure stories, names, and words. ARATUS of Soli in Cilicia, c. 315-245 B.C., was a didactic poet at the court of Antigonus Gonatas of Macedonia, where he wrote his famous Phaenomena (Appearances). He visited Antiochus I of Syria but returned to Macedonia. His work is an imitation of Eudoxus' prosework on astronomy, and cicero, germanicus Caesar, and Avieenius translated it into Latin; Cicero's survives in fragments only; the other versions are more complete, Avienius; being a paraphrase
Aetia : Iambi, lyric poems, Hecale, minor epic and elegiac poems, fragments of epigrams, fragments of uncertain location by Callimachus( Book )

8 editions published between 1958 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Dichtungen des Kallimachos, Griechisch und Deutsch by Callimachus( Book )

5 editions published between 1955 and 1956 in German and Greek, Ancient and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Callimachi Cyrenæi Hymni : (cum suis scholiis græcis) & Epigrammata by Callimachus( Book )

3 editions published in 1577 in Latin and Greek, Modern and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aetia, Iambi, Hecale, and other fragments by Callimachus( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments by Callimachus (third century BCE) include those from the Aetia, Greek aetiological stories; a book of Iambi; and the epic poem Hecale. Hero and Leander by Musaeus (fifth or sixth century CE) is a short epic poem
The works of Callimachus : translated into English verse. The hymns and epigrams from the Greek ; with the Coma Berenices from the Latin of Catullus: by Callimachus( Book )

3 editions published in 1793 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aetia, Iambi, Hecale and Other Fragments. Hero and Leander by Callimachus( )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments by Callimachus (third century BCE) include those from the Aetia, Greek aetiological stories; a book of Iambi; and the epic poem Hecale. Hero and Leander by Musaeus (fifth or sixth century CE) is a short epic poem
Himnos, epigramas y fragmentos by Callimachus( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in Spanish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werke. Hymnen und Epigramme by Callimachus( Book )

4 editions published in 1833 in German and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hymnes de Callimaque by Callimachus( Book )

11 editions published between 1775 and 1930 in French and Greek, Ancient and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Cal·límac

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Calímaco

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Calímaco, de Cirene, aproximadament 300 aC-249 aC

Calimaque, aproximadament 300 aC-249 aC

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Callimachus

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Callimachus Epicus

Callimaco

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Callimakh

Callimaque

Kālīmākhūs al-Qūrīnī

Kallimach

Kallimachos

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Kallimachos von Kyrene

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Kallimachus

Kallimakh

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Qūrīnī, Kālīmākhūs

Καλλίμαχος

קאלימאכוס

كاليماخوس

カリマコス

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