The papyrological evidence from Egypt provides a unique opportunity to explore the material aspects of reception, transmission, and production of lyric poetry from the Hellenistic to late Antique period. Commentaries, lexica, and other paraliterary texts reveal an important aspect of the engagement with lyric in Greco-Roman Egypt. We find neatly penned commentaries, luxury text editions with marginal notes written by successive students or scholars, quickly scribbled hypomnemata for personal use, but also biographical treatises with extensive quotation. A thorough study of this neglected body of evidence gives us insights into the genre’sreadership in the Roman period.

Arrangör/Organiser: seminariet i grekiska
Kontakt/Contact: Denis Searby
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