Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 2359, 3876, 2619, 2803

Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 2359, 3876, 2619, 2803


The work of Stesichoros, an ancient Greek poet of the early sixth century B.C., is transmitted in fragments only. This volume contains a new edition of some of the most interesting Stesichoros-papyri from the Oxyrhynchus collection. The papyri are analysed under various aspects: survey of relevant secondary literature, introduction about identification and contents of each papyrus (including archaeological evidence), papyrological description, metrics; the edition is complete with a Latin critical apparatus, translation and detailed commentary. A brief general introduction illustrates notorious problems concerning the author, the genre etc. A bibliography and indices are provided at the end of the volume. The book will be welcomed by classicists and papyrologists alike.
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Biographical Note

Gerson Schade has published a commentary on Lykophron's 'Odyssee' (de Gruyter, 1999) and habilitated at the Freie Universität Berlin with a new edition and commentary of selected Stesichoros-papyri.


Classical philologists and papyrologists as well as those interested in metrics.


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