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Published: 19 January 2021

480 Pages | 7 black-and-white illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198850793

Bookseller Code (06)

Simonides: Epigrams and Elegies

Edited with Introduction, Translation, and Commentary

David Sider

  • Presents the only text and commentary covering all the epigrams and elegies ascribed to Simonides, including the elegiac fragments discovered in the 1990s
  • Provides the most comprehensive accounts of each poem and fragment available, taking into account the large body of scholarship on the subject
  • Offers a new analysis of the intertwined relationship between Simonides' elegies and epigrams, suggesting a new way of looking at the poetic practices of the Greek Symposium
  • Includes the most thorough comparison yet undertaken of Simonides and inscribed poetry