Culture In Pieces: Essays on Ancient Texts in Honour of Peter Parsons

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Dirk Obbink, P. J. Parsons, Richard Rutherford
OUP Oxford, 16 jun 2011 - 342 páginas
This volume originated in a conference of the same title, held in Oxford in September 2006, to celebrate the 70th birthday of Peter Parsons, Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford from 1989 to 2003. The contributors, who are former pupils, colleagues or collaborators with Peter Parsons, share a deep admiration for him and his work. Peter Parsons has, throughout his career, been engaged in research on newly discovered papyrus texts, and such texts play an important part in this volume'sdiscussions. He has also constantly sought to use these texts to illuminate the literary and cultural history of antiquity. The essays in this volume are suitably diverse, reflecting the broad interests of the honorand: they straddle prose and verse, literary and subliterary texts, addressing boththeoretical issues and specific practical problems of interpretation which contribute to the difficulties faced in giving form and meaning to the diverse and fragmentary evidence of ancient literary history - to give some kind of partial unity to 'culture in pieces'.Broader topics considered include the methodology of editing fragments, the problems of identifying authorship (New Comedy being treated as a test case), the ambiguities of texts which may or may not be read as ironic, and the development of the Greek novel. Among major authors treated are Pindar, Euripides, Menander, Callimachus, and Ovid. The volume also includes an introduction outlining Peter Parsons's career and achievements, and a bibliography of his publications.
 

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Índice

Introduction
1
The Recovery of Lost Books from Aristotle to Eco
20
2 Pindar as a Man of Letters
50
3 The Papyri of Herodotus
69
4 The Use and Abuse of Irony
84
5 Greek Letters in Hellenistic Bactria
104
New Light from the Comic Adespota?
119
7 The Rediscovery of Menander
138
The Argo Adventure in Apollonius and Callimachus
188
11 Theudotus of Lipara Callimachus fr 93 Pf
208
12 The Reputation of Callimachus
220
Ovids Metamorphoses and Callimachus
239
The Story of the Dichoreus
262
Greek Fragments and Arabic Versions
277
Papyrology Genre and the Greek Novel
302
Bibliography of Peter Parsons
323

Smikrines in Menanders Epitrepontes
160
9 More Facts from Fragments?
174

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Dirk Obbink has held positions at Columbia and Ann Arbor. He was appointed University Lecturer in Papyrology in 1995 and has taught in Oxford since.

Richard Rutherford has been Tutor in Greek and Latin Literature at Christ Church College, Oxford, since 1982.

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