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Contents Preface List of Illustrations Chapter 1 History and Culture 1.1 The Successors 1.2 Macedonia and Greece 1.3 Seleucid Asia 1.4 Attalid Pergamum 1.5 Ptolemaic Egypt Chapter 2 Aesthetics and Style 2.1 Aesthetic Principles 2.2 Meter, Dialect, and Diction 2.3 Literature as Artefact Chapter 3 Authors and Genres 3.1 Menander 3.2 Callimachus 3.3 Apollonius 3.4 Theocritus and the Other Bucolic Poets 3.5 Didactic Poetry 3.6 Epigrams 3.7 Dramatic Poetry 3.8 Parodic and Philosophical Literature 3.9 Polybius 3.10 Technical Prose Writing Chapter 4 Topics in Hellenistic Literature 4.1 Learning and Innovation 4.2 Book Culture and Performance 4.3 Social and Political Background 4.4 The Critical Impulse 4.5 Reception in Rome Suggested Reading Bibliography Index
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Greek literature, Hellenistic -- History and criticism.