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By John J. Winkler, Gordon Williams

Less than the Roman Empire Greek literature skilled a renaissance. This flowering of curiosity within the Classics used to be partially a revival of the conventional tradition linked to the fantastic previous and partly a improvement of recent varieties equivalent to the unconventional, the classical lecture and the erotic letter. This literature has ordinarily been significantly underrated and the essays during this 1982 quantity of Yale Classical reviews have been gathered in an try and draw realization to the literary excellence of a few undeservedly overlooked authors and to encourage extra readers to take them heavily. because the editors say of their advent: 'nowadays we glance to papyrology for ocasional revelations of interesting new items of historical literature, yet there are masterpieces already at the cabinets ready to be noticed'. This e-book should be of curiosity to scholars of Greek literature and historical hsitory, particularly to these serious about post-Hellenistic Greek tradition.

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38. Cf. 20 (614). In the latter passage Philostratus contrasts the forensic orator with the o-oquorfis who spends much of his day ^cj-rrouSa^cov ueipaKiois, but £f)Tcop is also used as late as Pius to describe teachers, cf. Dig. xxvii. 7. 39. Bowersock, Sophists, 50 referring to Pflaum, Carrieres 11 (Paris i960), 684 n. 1. That note does indeed list twelve ab epistulis and observes that the post ab epistulis graecis was 'reservee en general aux grands rheteurs grecs', but the earliest, Dionysius of Alexandria (cf.

Xxvii. 7. 39. Bowersock, Sophists, 50 referring to Pflaum, Carrieres 11 (Paris i960), 684 n. 1. That note does indeed list twelve ab epistulis and observes that the post ab epistulis graecis was 'reservee en general aux grands rheteurs grecs', but the earliest, Dionysius of Alexandria (cf. below p. 41 with Appendix 4), falls outside the period Hadrian to Caracalla, and Bowersock naturally makes no literary claims for the shadowy —ilius of ILS 1452 (Pflaum no. 178, and no. 4 in 684 n. 1). To the ten remaining Bowersock adds Ti.

6). 8 Aphrodite plans another marriage for Callirhoe, but does not intend it to last. 5 Eros is at odds with Dionysius for his aco9poown. 3 Callirhoe thinks Aphrodite is offended by her beauty (ve|je

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