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The New Politics of Olympos: Kingship in Kallimachos' Hymns

Michael Brumbaugh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190059262
eISBN:
9780190059293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059262.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The New Politics of Olympos offers the first in-depth analysis of Kallimachos’ only fully extant poetry book, the Hymns, by examining its contemporary political setting, engagement with a tradition ... More


Introduction: Kallimachos and the Politics of Praise

Michael Brumbaugh

in The New Politics of Olympos: Kingship in Kallimachos' Hymns

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190059262
eISBN:
9780190059293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059262.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction provides an overview of the scope and shape of the inquiry undertaken in The New Politics of Olympos. Additionally, it attempts to establish a new frame of reference for thinking ... More


Zeus as a Paradigm for Dynastic Continuity

Michael Brumbaugh

in The New Politics of Olympos: Kingship in Kallimachos' Hymns

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190059262
eISBN:
9780190059293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059262.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at ways in which the Hymn to Zeus jointly praises Zeus and the Ptolemaic kings. It takes as its starting point the scholarly consensus that associates this hymn with the first ... More


Kallimachos’ Hymn “On Kingship”

Michael Brumbaugh

in The New Politics of Olympos: Kingship in Kallimachos' Hymns

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190059262
eISBN:
9780190059293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059262.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter assesses how Kallimachos characterizes Zeus’ kingship and the structure of his political regime in the Hymn to Zeus. Depicting Zeus as a powerful figure who uses force to take what he ... More


The Poetics of Praise in the Hymn to Zeus

Michael Brumbaugh

in The New Politics of Olympos: Kingship in Kallimachos' Hymns

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190059262
eISBN:
9780190059293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059262.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter further examines how Kallimachos depicts the poet and the praise he crafts as essential to kingship. It argues that the hymn’s lengthy narrative detailing Rhea’s postpartum search for a ... More


Apollo as a New Paradigm for Kingship

Michael Brumbaugh

in The New Politics of Olympos: Kingship in Kallimachos' Hymns

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190059262
eISBN:
9780190059293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059262.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter details how Kallimachos resumes the patron/client discourse from the Hymn to Zeus in the Hymn to Apollo by depicting a hierarchy linking Apollo, the narrator-poet, and the chorus he ... More


Saviors, Tyrants, and the Poetics of Empire

Michael Brumbaugh

in The New Politics of Olympos: Kingship in Kallimachos' Hymns

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190059262
eISBN:
9780190059293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059262.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines ways in which the Hymn to Delos revisits the role of the king as a guard, set out in the first hymn. Here, Kallimachos adds nuance to his earlier characterization by ... More


On the Good Queen

Michael Brumbaugh

in The New Politics of Olympos: Kingship in Kallimachos' Hymns

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190059262
eISBN:
9780190059293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059262.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the ways in which Kallimachos creates a new ideology of queenship in the four hymns dedicated to goddesses. He explicitly likens Artemis, Athena, and Demeter to the ideal king ... More


Conclusion: On the Good King According to Kallimachos

Michael Brumbaugh

in The New Politics of Olympos: Kingship in Kallimachos' Hymns

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190059262
eISBN:
9780190059293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059262.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The conclusion of The New Politics of Olympos sets the arguments developed throughout the book in the context of praise rhetoric and suggests further ways in which Kallimachos’ poetry book may have ... More


The Fourth-Century and Hellenistic Reception of Thucydides

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydidean Themes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199562336
eISBN:
9780191804403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199562336.003.0017
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines Thucydides' reception in the fourth century BC and the Hellenistic period. It focuses on the Greek historians of the period, but looks also at the orators, the poliorcetic ... More


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