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Hellenistic mimetic poetry
Hellenistic mimetic poetry

Author(s): Gerson Schade
Subject(s): Applied Linguistics, Studies of Literature
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: estrangement device; mimetic hymns; urban bucolic.

Summary/Abstract: Since Callimachus’ mimetic hymns, super-realistic sceneries are common in Alexandrian poetry. This type of ‘realism’, however, only accompanies textual interplay. It may even be subordinated to it, as a new reading of Theocritus’ Adoniazusae (Idyll 15) suggests.

  • Issue Year: XXVII/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 5-15
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English