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Lykophron's Alexandra, Rome, and the Hellenistic world / Simon Hornblower.

By: Hornblower, Simon [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Edition: First edition.Description: xx, 254 pages : maps ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780198723684; 0198723687.Subject(s): Lycophron, Alexandra. sec. IV-III a.C. -- Alexandra | Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism | Greek poetry, Hellenistic -- History and criticism | Civilization, Greco-Roman -- SourcesSummary: The 'Alexandra' attributed to Lykophron is a notoriously difficult poem but one that sheds crucial light on Greek religion, foundation myths, and myths of colonial identity. This book asserts its importance as a strongly political and historical document, and argues that the probable decade of its composition was a turning-point in Roman history.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-221) and indexes.

The 'Alexandra' attributed to Lykophron is a notoriously difficult poem but one that sheds crucial light on Greek religion, foundation myths, and myths of colonial identity. This book asserts its importance as a strongly political and historical document, and argues that the probable decade of its composition was a turning-point in Roman history.

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