«Attica in Syria». Persian War Reenactments and Reassessments of the Greek-Asian Relationship: a Literary Point of View

  title={«Attica in Syria». Persian War Reenactments and Reassessments of the Greek-Asian Relationship: a Literary Point of View},
  author={S. Barbantani},
In one of the fragments of encomiastic poetry which is most difficult to interpret, Suppl . Hell . 958 ( P . Hamb . 312 inv. 381, 3 rd cent. BCE), a king (most probably Ptolemy II) compares his two arch-enemies, the «Medes» and the Galatians, those already defeated and those about to receive due punishment for their impiety. Comparison with contemporary and late-antique Greek encomia from Egypt may suggest that here are at play two levels of assimilation with the 5 th century Persians: on the… Expand
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