Callimachus: Hymns and Epigrams, Lycophron and Aratus (Loeb by Callimachus

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Callimachus of Cyrene, third century BCE, turned after 284 a instructor of grammar and poetry at Alexandria. He used to be made a librarian within the new library there and ready a list of its books. He died in regards to the yr 240. Of his huge released output, merely 6 hymns, sixty three epigrams, and fragments continue to exist (the fragments are in Loeb no. 421). The hymns are very discovered and synthetic well-liked; the epigrams are stable (they also are within the Loeb Greek Anthology volumes). Lycophron of Chalcis in Euboea was once a latest of Callimachus in Alexandria the place he turned manager of the comedies incorporated within the new library. He wrote a treatise on those and composed tragedies and different poetry. We own Alexandra or Cassandra in which Cassandra foretells the fortune of Troy and the besieging Greeks. This poem is a curiosity—a showpiece of data of imprecise tales, names, and phrases. Aratus of Soli in Cilicia, ca. 315–245 BCE, used to be a didactic poet on the court docket of Antigonus Gonatas of Macedonia, the place he wrote his well-known astronomical poem Phaenomena (Appearances). He was once for a time within the courtroom of Antiochus I of Syria yet lower back to Macedonia. Phaenomena was once very popular in antiquity; it used to be translated into Latin via Cicero, Germanicus Caesar, and Avienus.

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He holds that the scene of Gyrene's lion-slaying was originally Thessaly and that tradition was accepted by Callimachus in the Hymn to Artemis 206-8 between that Hymn and the Hymn to Apollo a new version arose which transferred the scene to Libya this was an invention of Callimachus intended to represent Cyrene as Berenice, daughter of Magas the lion is Demetrius 6 /caX6s whom Berenice slew and the date of the poem is 247 when Cyrene was united to Egypt by the marriage of Euergetes and Berenice.

II. xxiv. , six sons and six daughters, who were slain by 50 25 e/z 35 HYMN II Well done the youths, for that the shell a is no longer idle. Be hushed,, ye that hear, at the song to Apollo yea, hushed is even the sea when the minstrels celebrate the lyre or the bow, the weapons of 6 Neither doth Thetis his mother Lycoreian Phoebus. wail her dirge for Achilles, when she hears Hie Paeeon, Hie Pae'eon. Yea, the tearful rock defers its pain, the wet stone that is set in Phrygia, a marble rock like a woman d open-mouthed in some sorrowful utterance.

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