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The book discusses short, non-epic, and under-appreciated hexametrical genres, such as oracles, incantations, and laments, and gains new insight into their ritual performance, their early history, and how poets from Homer to Theocritus embedded or imitated these genres to enrich their own poems.

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The book discusses short, non-epic, and under-appreciated hexametrical genres, such as oracles, incantations, and laments, and gains new insight into their ritual performance, their early history, and how poets from Homer to Theocritus embedded or imitated these genres to enrich their own poems.
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Christopher Athanasious Faraone is the Edward Olson Professor of Classics at University of Chicago. His publications include Ancient Greek Love Magic, The Stanzaic Architecture of Archaic Greek Elegy, and The Getty Hexameters: Poetry, Magic and Mystery in Ancient Greek Selinous