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On Poems: Book 1

By Philodemus
Edited and translated by Richard Janko (NHC Fellow, 1990–91)

Ancient Greek Literature; Aesthetics; Poetry

New York: Oxford University Press, 2000

From the publisher’s description:

This edition of On Poems by Philodemus (c. 110-35 BC) reconstitutes the original sequence of the 200 existing fragments, according to a new method, while exploiting previously unknown manuscript sources and new techniques for reading the extant pieces. In thus restoring this important aesthetic treatise from antiquity, it makes a major addition to the corpus of classical literature.

Awards and Prizes
Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit (2001)
Classics / Literary Criticism / Ancient Greek Literature / Aesthetics / Poetry /

Janko, Richard (NHC Fellow, 1990–91), ed. and trans. On Poems: Book 1, by Philodemus. The Philodemus Translation Project. Philodemus: The Aesthetic Works. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.