Hexameter is the meter of Homeric poems and hymns by Callimachus. Theocritus’ Idylls and several less known poems written in course of late antiquity are also examples of hexametric texts. This monograph is a description of Greek hexameter since VIII c. BC till V c. CE from phonetical and metrical point of view. The beginning gives a detailed account of extensive hexametric texts which form the material of the book. The minute description of formal peculiarities begins with general information and proceeds to the previously unpublished results of the author’s research. Statistical data show the development of basic phonetical and metrical features of the hexameter throughout its history and is supplemented with several case studies that are aimed to demonstrate possibilities of this approach.
The book studies the influence of personal factors on Russian legislative politics in Central Asia from 18th to early 20th century. The leaders of Russian imperial regional administration as well as the representatives of national elites in Kazakhstan and Central Asia usually played the key role in regional political and legislative development, and their personal likes and dislikes, together with the extent of one’s closeness to the imperial court, could determine the politics of a wide range of regions of both the Russian empire and neighbouring states. Personality traits of a representative of either the imperial administration or a national elite could affect to what extent the regional politics corresponded or not to the imperial political and legislative ideology in regard to the region in question. In the framework of political and legislative situation in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, the book examines how Russian imminent statesmen such as V. Tatischev, I. Neplyuev, M. Speransky, V. Perovsky etc., as well as Kazakh leaders and Central Asian monarchs influenced the imperial legislative politics in Central Asia.
The book is designed for historians of Russian state and law, orientalists, specialists in political science and political anthropology, as well as students in these fields of study.