"One of the main famous figures in American Hellenistic poetry scholarship, Peter Bing has lengthy served as a version for acute feedback and cautious examining. He has a wonderful skill to make readers reconsider their preconceptions; his paintings is usually superbly argued and documented and his writing kind is a excitement to have interaction with."
---Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, Ohio kingdom University
While humans of earlier a long time trusted public functionality as their leader technique of experiencing poetry, the Hellenistic age constructed what one may well time period a tradition of analyzing. This was once the 1st period within which poets consciously formed their works with an eye fixed towards booklet and reception not only at the civic degree yet in different media---in functionality, on inscribed monuments, in scrolls. The essays in Peter Bing's assortment discover how poetry accommodated numerous audiences and the way those audiences in flip skilled the textual content in diversified methods. through the years, Bing's essays have taken with sure Hellenistic authors and genres---particularly on Callimachus and Posidippus and on epigram. His issues, too, were commonly constant. therefore, even if the essays in The Scroll and the Marble span a few two decades, they provide a coherent imaginative and prescient of Hellenistic poetics as a whole.
Peter Bing is Professor of Classics at Emory college and editor, so much lately, of the Companion to Hellenistic Epigram: right down to Philip (coedited with Jon Steffen Bruss).
Jacket representation: movie nonetheless from Mr. Smith is going to Washington, directed by means of Frank Capra, Columbia photos 1939. Courtesy of Sony Pictures.