A Companion to Greek Literature (Blackwell Companions to the

A better half to Greek Literature provides a entire advent to the big variety of texts and literary varieties produced within the Greek language over the process a millennium starting from the sixth century BCE as much as the early years of the Byzantine Empire.

• positive factors contributions from a variety of proven specialists and rising students of Greek literature
• deals entire assurance of the numerous genres and literary kinds produced through the traditional Greeks--including epic and lyric poetry, oratory, historiography, biography, philosophy, the radical, and technical literature
• comprises readings that handle the creation and transmission of historical Greek texts, historical reception, person authors, and masses extra
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2008. Instructions for the Netherworld. Leiden. Bing, P. 1988. The Well‐Read Muse. Göttingen. Blanchard, A. 1993.  Maniaci and P. F. , Ancient and Medieval Book Materials and Techniques, Vatican City, 15–40. , ed. 2007. Galien: Introduction Générale: Sur l’ordre des ses propres livres: Sur ses propres livres: Que l’excellent médicin est aussi philosophe. Paris. Boudon‐Millot, V. and J. Jouanna, eds. 2010. Galien: Ne pas se chagriner. Vol. 4. Paris. Bouvier, H. 1985. ” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 58: 119–35.

Gardthausen 1913, 410–15. 15 Turner 2009, 8. 1 Mechanics and Means of Production in Antiquity 23 Properly, the title of ‘oldest Greek papyrus’ must be given now to the fragments from the tomb in Daphni, Odos Olgas, Athens, found in 1981 but published (in a provisional way) only in Pöhlmann and West 2012: their archaeological terminus ante is 430–420 bce. 17 Kouremenos, Parássoglou and Tsantsanoglou 2006. 18 P. Berol. inv. 9875; Horden 2002, 85–95. 19 Measures listed in Cavallo and Maehler 2008, nrr.

Wax Tablets Wax tablets (pinakes, or more generically deltoi) consisted of two (dyptich), or more (polyptich) wooden sheets, whose inner face was carved and filled with a sort of wax. Writing on them was possible with a stylus, pointed at one end while the other was generally broader, like a thin spatula, used to delete portions of text, since the wax could be easily removed. Like other writing materials, tablets are attested for a very long period of time, beginning with use by Babylonians and Hittites during the Bronze Age (Symington 1991; Waal 2011).

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