Abstract

In this article, we suggest that the bramble bush (in Greek, batos) in Callimachus’ fourth Iamb, which tries to make peace between the quarreling olive and laurel trees, stands in for Callimachus himself (or his persona), and echoes the conciliatory posture that Hipponax adopts in the first Iamb. We propose further that the word batos is a pun on Battos, the name of Callimachus’ father (Callimachus refers to himself elsewhere as Battiades).

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Additional Information

ISSN
1558-9234
Print ISSN
0009-8418
Pages
pp. 47-49
Launched on MUSE
2008-12-06
Open Access
No
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