This is the first commentary in English devoted exclusively to the surviving epigrams and fragments of Asclepiades of Samos, a Hellenistic poet who exerted great influence on the work of his contemporaries and helped shape the genre of literary epigram for many generations. The volume contains an extensive introduction, a new critical text and translation, and a full literary and philological commentary. Alexander Sens's main focus is on the way in which Asclepiades engages with the Greek literary tradition, but attention is also paid to his influence on later writers.
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