`Callimachus has generally been considered the archetypal ivory tower poet, his work identified as the first appearances of art for art's sake, poetry for the book rather than fellow citizens. He has been damned with faint praise as a scholar writing for libraries, a court sycophant writing to flatter divine kings' - Preface . This book however presents a new view of the poet and his times, a world of civic festivals rather than books and libraries, where poetry and poets played a central and public role. In the course of his argument, Cameron casts fresh light on the lives, dates, works, and interrelationships of most of the other leading poets of the age.
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Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110691043671