Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, Elizabeth Kosmetatou, and Manuel Baumbach, editors, Labored in Papyrus Leaves: Perspectives on an Epigram Collection Attributed to Posidippus (P.Mil.Vogl. VIII 309)
Preface. Gregory Nagy
1. Susan Stephens and Dirk Obbink, The Manuscript: Posidippus on Papyrus
2. Dirk Obbink, Posidippus On Papyri Then and Now
3. David Sider, Posidippus Old and New
4. Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, Alexandrian Posidippus: On Rereading the GP Epigrams in Light of P.Mil.Vogl. VIII 309
5. Gregory Nagy, Homeric Echoes in Posidippus
6. Alexander Sens, Doricisms in the New and Old Posidippus
7. Kathryn Gutzwiller, A New Hellenistic Poetry Book: P.Mil.Vogl. VIII 309
8. Richard Hunter, Notes on the Lithika of Posidippus
9. Martyn Smith, Elusive Stones: Reading Posidippus’ Lithika through Technical Writing on Stones
10. David Schur, A Garland of Stones: Hellenistic Lithika as Reflections on Poetic Transformation
11. Manuel Baumbach, ‘Winged Words’: Poetry and Divination in Posidippus’ Oiônoskopika
12. Susan Stephens, For You, Arsinoe …
13. Beate Dignas, Posidippus and the Mysteries: Epitymbia Read by the Ancient Historian
14. Elizabeth Kosmetatou, Vision and Visibility: Art Historical Theory Paints a Portrait of New Leadership in Posidippus’ Andriantopoiika
15. Marco Fantuzzi, The Structure of the Hippika in P.Mil.Vogl. VIII 309
16. Elizabeth Kosmetatou, Constructing Legitimacy: The Ptolemaic Familiengruppe as a Means of Self-Definition in Posidippus’ Hippika
17. Nassos Papalexandrou, Reading as Seeing: P.Mil.Vogl. VIII 309 and Greek Art
18. Richard F. Thomas, “Drownded in the Tide”: The Nauagika and Some “Problems” in Augustan Poetry
19. Peter Bing, Posidippus’ Iamatika
20. Dirk Obbink, ‘Tropoi’ (Posidippus AB 102–103)
Afterword. Gail Hoffman, An Archaeologist’s Perspective on the Milan Papyrus (P.Mil.Vogl. VIII 309)
For the Directors and Fellows of the CHS 2001–2002 with gratitude and affection.
Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies, located in the city of Washington, D.C., brings together a variety of research and teaching interests centering on Hellenic civilization in the widest sense of the term “Hellenic,” encompassing the evolution of the Greek language and its culture as a central point of contact for all the different civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean world.
Labored in Papyrus Leaves, edited by Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, Elizabeth Kosmetatou, and Manuel Baumbach, is part of a new monograph series, “Hellenic Studies.” The title of the series reflects the humanistic breadth of the enterprise.
The present collection of contributions exemplifies the diversity and the topicality of the series. The editors, who were also the prime organizers of the original colloquium that brought together the contributors, have integrated a wide variety of approaches and interests in focusing on the new Posidippus Papyrus. A careful reading of this monograph leads to a deeper understanding of the “state of the art” in confronting the inherent problems of poetics and authorship in Hellenistic poetry.