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To Mega Biblion: Book-Ends, End-Titles, and Coronides in Papyri with Hexametric Poetry Francesca Schironi

To Mega Biblion: Book-Ends, End-Titles, and Coronides in Papyri with Hexametric Poetry

Francesca Schironi

Published June 1st 2010
ISBN : 9780979975806
Hardcover
260 pages
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A systematic and chronological investigation into the nature and development of end-titles in papyrus rolls and codices of hexameter poetry from the 3rd century BC to the 6th century AD. The bulk of the evidence for presentation of hexametric verseMoreA systematic and chronological investigation into the nature and development of end-titles in papyrus rolls and codices of hexameter poetry from the 3rd century BC to the 6th century AD. The bulk of the evidence for presentation of hexametric verse derives from Homeric papyri (51 papyrus copies), although Hesiods Theogony, Works & Days, and Shield (two), and Oppians Halieutica likewise supply data (one). For comparative purposes the author also provides a sampling of end-titles in non-epic genres. The discussion of individual papyri and summation of the results are rich and informative. Includes bibliographical references, charts with comparative statistics, and pertinent indices.