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In: Brill’s Companion to Nonnus of Panopolis 
In: Mnemosyne
In: Brill's Companion to Hellenistic Epigram
In: Brill's Companion to Greek and Latin Pastoral
In: Brill’s Companion to Nonnus of Panopolis 
In: Nonnus of Panopolis in Context III
In: Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought

Abstract

The paper discusses the various ways in which Greek poets, from the midthird century BC down to the Byzantine age, exploited Callimachus’ language, style, and poetics and how the reception of Callimachus changed over time. Refined Hellenistic authors such as Euphorion and Nicander imitated the Cyrenaean poet in both diction and meter: their Imperial successors proved more selective, integrating a Callimachean heritage into their own (sometimes very different) literary agendas—such is the case of Nonnus, pairing countless borrowings from Callimachus with a markedly un-Callimachean style. Epic parody, inscriptional poems, Christian reworking of Callimachus, and his reception in Byzantine highbrow poetry are also subjects for analysis.

In: Brill's Companion to Callimachus