The World of Ion of Chios by Victoria Jennings, Andrea Katsaros

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By Victoria Jennings, Andrea Katsaros

16 foreign members examine the existence, works and reception of Ion of Chios (490/80-420s BC), the prolific Greek author famed in antiquity for his polyeideia. His awesome variety of writings in prose and poetry throughout a number of genres comprise tragedy, elegy, historical past, biography, mythography and philosophy. Ion is necessary to any examine of Classical Greece due to the literary techniques which he pioneered. he's major to the heritage of Athens and Chios as a latest of and commentator on Aeschylus, Cimon, Sophocles, Pericles, Themistocles and Socrates. This e-book is the 1st to envision how this interesting yet overlooked guy interacted together with his friends and conceptualized himself and his global in the course of probably the most intriguing classes of historical historical past.

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Archidamus II, king of Sparta. (4) Perhaps comedies, but these rest only on one doubtful source. (5) The Triagmos, a philosophical work, in prose . . (6) A Foundation of Chios, probably in prose. (7) Epidemiai or Visits, a book of reminiscences, in prose. This recounted Ion’s meetings with, and impressions of, great men of his day, and was perhaps his most original work, and the most interesting to us. Surviving fragments describe meetings with Cimon, Aeschylus, and Sophocles, all of whom Ion admired (the conversation of Sophocles at a symposium on Chios is the subject of a long extract).

11) Ion von Chios” is exhaustive as always. 21–3, linking “Ion ȄƥƲƣƹƧ Ʊưƭƭɔ” with the query on the authenticity of Triagmos. ” presents the new listing of “(2) Ion aus Chios, ca 480–423/2 v. ”: “Er ist eine Ausnahmeerscheinung unter den Literaten des 5. Jh. da er sich in verschieden Gattungen—sowohl in Prosa wie in der Poesie—betätigte. s Werk . ”). 12 Chris Stray (work in progress: “Sir William Smith and his Dictionaries” and per litteras) expertly observes that OCD1 (Editorial Preface) introduced itself as proximal successor to Smith’s world of mid-late Victorian classical dictionaries, citing, for example, the TLS review entitled “The new Smith” (2 April 1949, p.

41 Cf. ƴ 1397: ƴƶvƱưƴɛưƮ; and see also Eust. 24 on Hom. Od. 8. Deipnosophistae at Ʀ 429 ends by noting Alexander, Empedocles Ƭƣɚ ƵːƮ ƭưƫƱːƮ; Alcibiades’ entry at ƣ 1280 ends with his sentence from Athenaeus’ list. 4). * * * Before the twentieth century, and the papyraceous resurrection of Callimachus, his Iambi were as good as lost. v. c. p. 165 seq. statuit [(1790–1870) repeat-editor of Aristophanes, and the fragments of the Greek Comic Poets (1839 through 1865), and ed. of Athenaeus (1858) and Callimachi Cyrenensis Hymni et Epigrammata (1861)], Callimachum tragicam (adde dithyrambicam) poesin viri propter tumiditatem derisisse.

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