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  • The Classical Quarterly
  • 7 November 2007
Propertius 1.20 poses many interpretative questions, which scholars have tried to solve not least by comparing the poem with other versions of the Hylas myth, notably those of Apollonius (Argon.Expand
Echoing Hylas: A Study in Hellenistic and Roman Metapoetics
In Echoing Hylas, Mark Heerink argues that the story of Hylas—a famous episode of the Argonauts’ voyage—was used by poets throughout classical antiquity to reflect symbolically on the position ofExpand
Echoing Hylas : metapoetics in Hellenistic and Roman poetry
I have argued in my thesis that poets throughout classical antiquity used this myth to reflect allegorically on their own poetry. Certain elements of the myth as well as Hylas himself function asExpand
Valerius Flaccus, Virgil and the Poetics of Ekphrasis
Descriptions of works of art in classical poetry are often susceptible to interpretation as instances of mise en abyme, i.e. miniature representations of (an aspect of) the work of which they areExpand
Brill's companion to Valerius Flaccus
Brill's Companion to Valerius Flaccus is the first English-language survey on all key aspects of this Flavian poet and his epic Argonautica (1st century CE). A team of international specialistsExpand
Ovid’s Aeginetan plague and the metamorphosis of the Georgics
The influence of the ancient literary tradition upon the Georgics is as broad as it is profound , but in Virgil’s highly allusive didactic poem, the description of the Noric cattle plague at the endExpand
Apollonius and Callimachus on Heracles and Theiodamas: A Metapoetical Interpretation
Apollonius of Rhodes’ digression on Heracles and Theiodamas (Arg. 1.1211-20) alludes to Callimachus’ version of the story in his Aetia (fr. 24-5 Pf.). This article provides a metapoeticalExpand
Merging Paradigms: Translating Pharaonic Ideology in Theocritus’ Idyll 17
The last thirty years have seen an upsurge of interest among classicists in teasing out Egyptian influences in the poetry of the Hellenistic scholar-poets Callimachus, Theocritus and Apollonius ofExpand