Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



This item is printed to order. Items which are printed to order are normally despatched and charged within 5-10 days.

Published: 18 June 2018

280 Pages | map showing the Mediterranean world of Lykophron


ISBN: 9780198723684

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (AJ)

Lykophron's Alexandra, Rome, and the Hellenistic World

Simon Hornblower

  • Complements the detailed textual discussion in the author's 2015 commentary on the Alexandra with a new assessment of the poem's importance as a political and historical document
  • Offers an original and accessible literary-historical approach to a poem usually studied as a mere literary puzzle
  • Cites passages of the poem in full and includes translations throughout for accessibility to readers at all levels of familiarity with ancient Greek