4.3 - scenes from daily life: the Mimes of Herondas (3rd...

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3. Hellenistic Literature and Culture 3. Hellenistic Literature and Culture Ptolemaic Alexandria foundation [Dillon 15.16] population monuments the Library significance for surviving Greek literature organization and materials the Librarians Alexandrian scholarship: reclaiming the past collection of manuscripts editing standardization translation: example of the Septuagint Hellenistic literature the Alexandrian aesthetic Kallimachos (Callimachus) (3rd century) treatment of earlier genres work for Library praising Ptolemy II: Hymn to Apollo [download] reinventing epic: the Argonautika of Apollonios Rhodios Apollonios similarities to traditional epic differences Jason as Hellenistic hero
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Unformatted text preview: scenes from daily life: the Mimes of Herondas (3rd century) [download] subjects portrayal of women humor drawn from daily life: the New Comedy of Menander of Athens (344-292) contrast Old Comedy contemporary themes situational comedy political history in the Thucydidean tradition: Polybios of Arkadia (ca. 200-120) bio purpose pragmatik histori universal history in the Herodotean tradition: Timaios of Sicily (ca. 350-260) bio scope influence (Polybios opinion) visual arts comparison with Classical art figurines scenes from daily life sculpture portraiture narrative sculpture Laocoon (Pomeroy pp. 349-50) dying Gaul...
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