Davide Massimo

My project aims at providing comprehensive and up-to-date commentary on all the extant epigrams of Leonidas of Tarentum (c. 3rd century BC), along with a satisfactory text and a translation. In addition to specific matters, it will also deal with general issues, e.g. Leonidas’ interest in humble people and poverty, his possible Cynic influences, his position in Hellenistic poetry, his “poetry book”, and his peculiar language and style. The ultimate purpose of the thesis is a complete reassessment of Leonidas’ poetry.