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Callimachus, hymn 2 and the genre of paean

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The essay considers the affiliations of Callimachus’ second Hymn with the paean. Formal features are important in the reworking of the genre, as is to be expected from a composition by a Hellenistic poet, but Callimachus has also remained faithful to what we can discern of its wider associations, broad as these were. This can be seen in the concern with the identities of deity (Carneian Apollo), worshippers (a group of young men on the verge of maturity), and community (the historical foundat...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.4000/aitia.2156

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Classics
Subgroup:
Classical Languages & Lit
Oxford college:
New College
ORCID:
0000-0002-1089-2642
Publisher:
ENS Éditions Publisher's website
Journal:
Aitia: Regards sur la Culture Hellénistique au XXIe Siècle Journal website
Volume:
8.1
Publication date:
2018-07-03
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ISSN:
1775-4275
Pubs id:
pubs:940935
URN:
uri:5ff8262d-1245-45ff-a694-dd40a93e17f6
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uuid:5ff8262d-1245-45ff-a694-dd40a93e17f6
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pubs:940935

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