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By Hose, Martin; Schenker, David J

A spouse to Greek Literature offers a entire creation to the big variety of texts and literary types produced within the Greek language over the process a millennium starting from the sixth century BCE as much as the early years of the Byzantine Empire.

  • Features contributions from a variety of confirmed specialists and rising students of Greek literature
  • Offers entire insurance of the various genres and literary kinds produced via the traditional Greeks—including epic and lyric poetry, oratory, historiography, biography, philosophy, the unconventional, and technical literature
  • Includes readings that deal with the construction and transmission of historical Greek texts, ancient reception, person authors, and masses more
  • Explores the topic of historical Greek literature in leading edge ways

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28, in London, British Library. , De merc. cond. 41 (books with ivory umbilici). 25 De indol. 12–15 (Greek text: Boudon‐Millot and Jouanna 2010). , Ind. 27 Petr. 48. g. , Sat. ; Quint. 31; Mart. 1–4; Pers. 10–11. 29 Athens, Acropolis Museum inv. 144, 146, 629. See Payne and Mackworth‐Young 1950, 47 (pl. 1); Hurwit 1999, 58, with further bibliography. 30 Pöhlmann and West 2012. 31 Such continuity can be seen also for the kind of exercises written on the tablets: cf. Turner 1965. 32 Museo Archeologico Ostiense, inv.

Overview Plato’s Theaetetus, a philosophical dialogue written during the first half of the fourth century bce, opens with a scene (142a–143c) which is arguably the oldest example of meta‐literature: two characters, Euclides and Terpsion, remember the intense exchanges of ideas which Theaetetus, one of their friends now dying from a battle wound, used to have with Socrates. Before sadness for their friend’s fate overtakes them, Euclides tells Terpsion that he has composed a text, comprising a full account of the dialogues of Theaetetus and Socrates, and explains the working method he followed: first he wrote some notes (hypomnemata) based on Socrates’ reconstruction of his conversations with Theaetetus; later he further developed that text “in tranquility,” asking Socrates more than once for explanations of specific topics, and then making the necessary corrections.

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