Ants with a sweet tooth

Philip of Thessalonike not only collected the epigrams of other authors, but, like Meleager, he also wrote poems of his…

“Hail, Caesar” said the parrot

The “Garland of Philip”, published around AD 40, contains numerous epigrams addressed to Roman patrons and members of the Imperial…

A Dwarfish Whole

What is an epigram? A dwarfish whole, its body brevity and wit its soul (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)…

Getting to the bottom of things

Aphrodite of Syracuse Despite (or because of?) their brevity ancient epigrams pose countless hermeneutical challenges, and every…