Classical Literature: A Concise History / Edition 1

Classical Literature: A Concise History / Edition 1

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by Richard Rutherford
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631231331

ISBN-13: 9780631231332

Pub. Date: 01/16/1991

Publisher: Wiley

This accessible one-volume survey of the literature of Greece and Rome covers the period between Homer around 700 BC and Augustine around AD 410.

  • Highlights what is important historically and of continuing interest and value in classical literature.
  • An introduction by the editor presents essential information in a concise,

Overview

This accessible one-volume survey of the literature of Greece and Rome covers the period between Homer around 700 BC and Augustine around AD 410.

  • Highlights what is important historically and of continuing interest and value in classical literature.
  • An introduction by the editor presents essential information in a concise, accessible way.
  • Each chapter focuses on a particular genre or area of literature.
  • This structure allows readers to see continuities between different periods and to move easily between the Greek and Roman worlds.
  • Includes extensive quotations in English.
  • A timeline and an index of authors help to make the material as accessible as possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631231332
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/16/1991
Series:
Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World Series, #10
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
370
Sales rank:
1,259,774
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Abbreviations.

Maps.

Introduction.

1. Epic.

2. Drama.

3. Rhetoric.

4. History, Biography, Fiction.

5. Erotic Literature.

6. Literature and Power.

7. Aspects of Wit.

8. Thinkers.

9. Believers.

Appendix 1 Translations of Four Longer Passages.

Appendix 2 Timeline.

Appendix 3 List of Roman Emperors.

Appendix 4 Major Greek and Roman Gods.

Notes.

Further Reading.

Index

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