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Tombs of the Ancient PoetsBetween Literary Reception and Material Culture$
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Nora Goldschmidt and Barbara Graziosi

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198826477

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198826477.001.0001

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Poets’ Corners in Greek Epigram Collections

Poets’ Corners in Greek Epigram Collections

Chapter:
(p.197) 9 Poets’ Corners in Greek Epigram Collections
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Tombs of the Ancient Poets
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Regina Höschele

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198826477.003.0010

Exploring the position and interaction of poets’ tombs within Greek epigram collections, this chapter illustrates how poetry books could function as imagined literary graveyards, through which readers were invited to stroll in their mind. After contemplating a series of poems on playwrights by Dioscurides, it reflects upon the likely arrangement of poets’ tombs within Meleager’s and Philip’s Garlands. While Meleager combined a long series of epitaphs on poets at the beginning of his funerary book (concluded by a sequence of self-epitaphs), Philip excerpted primarily epitaphs starting with alpha, which permitted him to place them within the first section of his alphabetically organized anthology.

Keywords:   Dioscurides, Garland of Mealeager, Garland of Philip, Palatine Anthology, poetry collections, Poets’ Corner

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