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The Alexandra of Lykophron

Lykophron
Simon Hornblower

February 2022

ISBN: 9780198863342

256 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

Price: £8.99

The Alexandra, attributed to Lykophron is a minor poetic masterpiece. At 1474 lines, it is one of the most important and notoriously difficult Greek poems dating from the Hellenistic period.

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The Alexandra, attributed to Lykophron is a minor poetic masterpiece. At 1474 lines, it is one of the most important and notoriously difficult Greek poems dating from the Hellenistic period.

  • Alexandra relates the fortunes of the heroes of the Trojan War in the prophetic words of the Trojan princess Kassandra
  • A nuanced translation by an eminent classical scholar
  • Introduction looking at myth, language, religion, history of the text, dating, and authorship
  • Extensive explantory notes and select bibliography

About the Author(s)

Lykophron

Simon Hornblower, Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University of Oxford

Simon Hornblower held teaching and research posts at Oxford and UCL until retirement in 2016. He is a Fellow of the British Academy. His books include a large-scale scholarly edition, with commentary, of Lykophron's Alexandra (2015), and a monograph, Lykophron's Alexandra, Rome, and the Hellenistic World (2018); both Oxford University Press. His most recent book is a co-authored edition of and commentary on Livy Book 22.

Table of Contents

    Preface and Acknowledgments
    Note on the text and translation
    Select Bibliography
    Timeline
    Synopsis of the Poem
    Introduction
    THE ALEXANDRA OF LYKOPHRON
    Explanatory notes
    Index

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