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Title: Poetry and number in Graeco-Roman antiquity
Authors: Leventhal, Max
Keywords: Thơ cổ điển; văn học; toán học; phê bình văn học
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Abstract: Poetry and mathematics might seem to be worlds apart. Nevertheless, a number of Greek and Roman poets incorporated counting and calculation within their verses. Setting the work of authors such as Callimachus, Catullus and Archimedes in dialogue with the less well-known isopsephic epigrams of Leonides of Alexandria and the anonymous arithmetical poems preserved in the Palatine Anthology, this book reveals the various roles that number played in ancient poetry. Focusing especially on counting and arithmetic, Max Leventhal demonstrates how the discussion, rejection or enacting of these two operations was bound up with wider conceptions of the nature of poetry. Practices of composing, reading, interpreting and critiquing poetry emerge in these texts as having a numerical component
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ISBN: 9781009124171
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