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Contribute to the Project

Readers of Classics@ are invited to contribute new readings, conjectures, observations, translations, and textual criticism to the CHS Posidippus Page. All contributions incorporated into the Classics@ issue will receive proper credit. The Publication Policies of the Center for Hellenic Studies web site apply. For contributions and further information please contact… Read more

Further Resources

The list of Further Resources on this page is broken down into the following sections. Publishers Posidippus Papyri Posidippus Translations Hellenistic Poetry Bibliographies Hellenistic Chronology Hellenistic Literature Popular Publications on Posidippus Università degli Studi… Read more


Each of the epigrams in the papyrus (P.Mil.Vogl. VIII 309) is represented here by at least one translation into English and some by more than one. The multiple translations of a single epigram reveal the nuances of interpretation that Posidippus’ poetry invites. English Translations English Translations… Read more

Text of the Posidippus Epigrams

New Poems Attributed to Posidippus: An Electronic Text-in progress Revised and periodically updated by Benjamin Acosta-Hughes (University of Michigan), Elizabeth Kosmetatou (Tulane University),  Martine Cuypers (Trinity College, Dublin), and Francesca Angiò. ©The Center for Hellenic Studies, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2016, 2021. Version 14.0 (966… Read more

An Introduction to Posidippus

In the autumn of 2001, students of Classical antiquity got their first detailed look at over six hundred new lines of Greek poetry from the third century BCE, preserved in a papyrus that had been used as wrapping for a mummy. In all, the papyrus contains about 112 brief poems… Read more

CHS Publishing Program and Goals

Article Contents   Summary   Making books digitally   Digital publication at CHS: Ideally, a streamlined process     Creative publishing arrangements and exploiting online technology     Overview   Contents Page   Summary   … Read more

Improving Ancient History Online with Heml

Article Contents front-matter.summary Introduction Visualizing Ancient Historical Information with Heml Producing Marked-up Events Combining Marked-up Events Future Directions Bibliography   The Historical Event Markup and Linking Project (Heml) provides a markup language… Read more