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Herodas: Mimiambs$
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Graham Zanker

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780856688836

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9780856688836.001.0001

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Herodas: Mimiambs
Graham Zanker
Liverpool University Press

This chapter discusses the publication of the second-century A.D. papyrus that contain eight and a fragmentary ninth of the Mimiambs of Herodas in 1891 by F.G. Kenyon. It explains how Herodas was known only through approximately twenty lines that survived in quotations found in Athenaios' Scholars at Dinner and in the fourth book of Stobaios' Anthology. It also examines the remark by Pliny the Younger around 100 A.D. about his friend Arrius Antoninus' epigrams in Greek and his iambic poems as the only ancient comment about Herodas. This chapter looks at the evidence that Herodas lived during the reign of Ptolemy Philadelphos from 285 to 247 B.C. It describes Herodas as a contemporary of the greatest of the Hellenistic poets, Kallimachos, Theokritos, and Apollonios.

Keywords:   Mimiambs, Herodas, F.G. Kenyon, Athenaios, Stobaios, Pliny the Younger

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