Lycophrons Odyssee

Book Details

Author  Gerson Schade
Publisher  De Gruyter
Publication Date   June 3, 1999
ISBN  3110162636
Pages  270

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The Alexandra is the only extant complete work of the Hellenistic poet and philologist Lycophron (3rd cent. BC). A crucial section of it deals with the fate of Odysseus. The present study undertakes an exact evaluation of Lycophron's style in order to investigate possible later emendations and the dating of the text. Lycophron's authorship of the Alexandra is not in doubt; the poem was not written in sections, nor was it composed later. The present volume contains the Greek text with a German translation, a detailed commentary and an introduction. The book concludes with two appendices, a bibliography and an index.

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