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Sunday, October 31, 2010

F. Schironi, Τὸ μέγα βιβλίον To mega biblion : book-ends, end-titles, and coronides in papyri with hexametric poetry

To Mega Biblion: Book-Ends, End-Titles, and Coronides in Papyri with Hexametric Poetry

by Francesca Schironi

A systematic and chronoloical investigation into the nature and development of end-titles in papyrus rolls and codices of hexameter poetry from the III century BC through the VI century AD. The bulk of the evidence for presentation of hexametric verse derives from Homeric papyri (51 papyrus copies), although Hesiod's Theogony, Works & Days, and Shield(two), and Oppian's Halieutica likewise supply data (one). For comparative purposes the author also provides a sampling of end-titles in non-epic genres. The discussion of individual papyri and summation of the results are rich and informative. Includes bibliographical references, charts with comparative statistics, and pertinent indices. 

270p, 60 b/w illus. (American Society of Papyrologists 2010)

ISBN-13: 978-0-9799758-0-6
ISBN-10: 0-9799758-0-8

Hardback. Price US