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By G. O. Hutchinson

Expanding significance is being connected to how Greek and Latin books of poems have been prepared, yet such examine has usually been performed with little consciousness to the actual fragments of tangible old poetry-books. during this vast examine Gregory Hutchinson investigates the layout of Greek and Latin books of poems within the gentle of papyri, together with contemporary discoveries. a chain of discussions of significant poems and collections from critical sessions of Greek and Latin literature is framed via a considerable and illustrated survey of poetry-books and studying, and by way of a extra theoretical dialogue of buildings related to books. the most poets mentioned are Callimachus, Apollonius, Posidippus, Catullus, Horace, and Ovid; a bankruptcy on Latin didactic contains Lucretius, Virgil, Ovid, and Manilius.

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