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The Lock of Berenice: Seleucid Crisis and the Ptolemaic Response

Marijn S. Visscher

in Beyond Alexandria: Literature and Empire in the Seleucid World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190059088
eISBN:
9780190059118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059088.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, World History: BCE to 500CE

The third chapter discusses a moment of profound crisis in Seleucid history: the dynastic strife between the two wives of Antiochus II resulting in the Third Syrian War. It argues that Callimachus’ ... More


Constructing Callimachus

Elizabeth Marie Young

in Translation as Muse: Poetic Translation in Catullus's Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226279916
eISBN:
9780226280080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280080.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at how Catullus 66 (the Lock of Berenice or Coma Berenices), along with is preface and the set of elegies that follow, creates the very source it appears to replicate. Despite its ... More


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