Greek Poetry

Gianfranco Agosti

in The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780195336931
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Greek Poetry

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Scholars have expressed increasing appreciation for the uniqueness of late Greek poetry which had long been dismissed as a mere continuation of the great classical and Hellenistic poetry. This article presents an overview of Greek poetic production in Late Antiquity, focusing on the issues of relationships between poetry and prose, rhetorical structures, social contexts, and performances.

Keywords: late antique period; literary culture; Greek poetic production; prose; rhetorical structures; social contexts; performance

Article.  20320 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Classical Poetry ; Classical Reception

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