Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 August 2020

768 Pages | 3 black-and-white figures and 16 black-and-white plates

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198835080

Bookseller Code (06)

Philodemus: On Poems, Book 2

With the fragments of Heracleodorus and Pausimachus

Richard Janko

Philodemus Translation Series

  • The first edition of this important text, painstakingly reconstructed from the remains of a carbonized manuscript and now readable for the first time since it was burned in AD 79
  • Includes a brand new facing-page English translation, making the text accessible to readers at all levels of familiarity with ancient Greek
  • Explains in detail the method of reconstruction in a comprehensive introduction, which can be applied to other texts from Herculaneum and elsewhere
  • Discusses the many difficulties of the text in an incisive analytic commentary