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Hefajstion: „O metrach”
Hephaestion. On metres (Encheiridion)

Contributor(s): Anna Szczepaniak (Translator)
Subject(s): Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Special Branches of Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Hephaestion; Encheiridion
Summary/Abstract: On metres, as we have it today, is an abridged version (one book) of the work writtenoriginally in forty-eight books by an Alexandrian grammarian Hephaestion (2nd century AD).Though so significantly reduced, it was over centuries, and remains until now, a primer ofancient doctrine on Greek metre. For many generations of students and scholars it was the mostimportant handbook of versification and the principal source of the technical vocabulary stillused nowadays in metrical studies. The text is also a treasury of many ancient poetic fragmentswhich otherwise would be utterly lost to us.The book presents the first Polish translation of the treatise On metres with a detailedcommentary explaining the metrical terms, analyses and views held by Hephaestion. The textof the treatise is also supplemented and compared with other ancient sources.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8012-253-6
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8012-252-9
  • Page Count: 328
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Polish