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Callimachus, the Victoria Berenices, and Roman Poetry*

  • Richard F. Thomas (a1)

It is now five years since P. J. Parsons published the Lille Callimachus, and the dust appears to have settled. The appearance of these fragments, which greatly increase our knowledge of the opening of the third book of the Aetia, has been followed by no great critical reaction. Apart from the attractive suggestion of E. Livrea that the ‘Mousetrap’ (fr. 177 Pf.) may belong within the story of Heracles and Molorchus, the episode has had somewhat limited impact. This is against the usual trend of over-reaction to the publication of new literary texts (witness the Cologne Archilochus and the new Gallus), and is in part a tribute to the thoroughness and clarity with which Parsons presented the fragments.

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F. M. Cairns (‘Catullus 1’, Mnemos 22 [1969], 155)

S. B. Luce , ‘The Nolan Amphora’, AJA 20 (1916), 460–73

G. M. A. Richter , ‘Silk in Greece’, AJA 33 (1929), 2733

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The Classical Quarterly
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