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Author Cadau, Cosetta, author.

Title Studies in Colluthus' Abduction of Helen / By Cosetta Cadau.

Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description vi, 324 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Mnemosyne, Supplements, Late Antique Literature.
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. Late antique literature.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Colluthus in His Context 5 -- 1 Colluthus' Life 5 -- 2 Literary Culture at the Time of Anastasius 8 -- 3 Colluthus and the Epyllion as a Genre 21 -- 2 Colluthus and His Models 36 -- 1 A Bucolic Opening 37 -- 2 An Epic Eris 82 -- 3 Aphrodite's Agon 96 -- 3 Colluthus' Visual Epyllion 135 -- 1 Visuality in Literature 136 -- 2 Colluthus' Visual Terminology 141 -- 3 Description of Characters' Gestures and Appearance 150 -- 4 Visual Power and its Impact on the Characters 165 -- 5 Performative Aspects 205 -- 4 Colluthus' Polyphonic Epyllion 222 -- 1 Narratology of Colluthus' Abduction of Helen 225 -- 2 Auctorial Addresses 234 -- 3 Characters' Addresses 246 -- 4 Direct Speech, Psychology and Evaluation of Characters 254.
Summary This first monograph in English on Colluthus situates this late antique author within his cultural context and offers a new appraisal of his hexameter poem The Abduction of Helen, the end-point of the pagan Greek epic tradition, which was composed in the Christianised Egyptian Thebaid. The book evaluates the poem's connections with long-established and contemporary literary and artistic genres and with Neoplatonic philosophy, and analyzes the poet's re-negotiation of traditional material to suit the expectations of a late fifth-century AD audience. It explores Colluthus' interpretation of the contemporary fascination with visuality, identifies new connections between Colluthus and Claudian, and shows how the author's engagement with the poetry of Nonnus goes much further than previously shown-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Colluthus, of Lycopolis. Rape of Helen.
Colluthus, of Lycopolis -- Criticism and interpretation.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9789004279506 (hardback : alk. paper)
9004279504 (hardback : alk. paper)
9789004289598 (e-book)