In The Pastoral Narcissus, the only book-length treatment of the First Idyll of Theocritus, Clayton Zimmerman returns to a more philological consideration of the major problems in the text, keeping in sight the best recent scholarship. Zimmerman demonstrates that Theocritus is clearly evoking the Narcissus myth, and in doing so provides readers with the first complete study of that myth since 1860. He then uses his reading of Daphnis to inform other bucolic poems in the corpus, and to expose the connections between Daphnis and a Theocritean ideal of poetic composition.
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Clayton Zimmerman is an assistant professor of classics at Carleton College.Review:
The problem which Zimmermann has tackled is an interesting and important one. (The Classical Review)
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Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD, 1994. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. 111 pp. Tightly bound. Corners not bumped. Text is free of markings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 054452
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