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Don’t be a braying ass

Peter Green: Callimachus, 20 December 2012

Callimachus in Context 
by Benjamin Acosta-Hughes and Susan Stephens.
Cambridge, 344 pp., £60, January 2012, 978 1 107 00857 1
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Brill’s Companion to Callimachus 
edited by Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, Luigi Lehnus and Susan Stephens.
Brill, 726 pp., £160, July 2011, 978 90 04 15673 9
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Aetia 
translated and edited by Annette Harder.
Oxford, 362 pp.. and 1061 pp., £225, May 2012, 978 0 19 958101 6
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... or about, Callimachus. One of the most fascinating essays in Brill’s Companion is the one by Luigi Lehnus chronicling this process of rediscovery. Yet when he claims that papyri ‘allowed 20th-century scholars from Wilamowitz to Pfeiffer and beyond to reconstruct full sections of Aetia, Iambi and the Hecale’, he is, understandably, being ...

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