Latin Literature: A History / Edition 1

Latin Literature: A History / Edition 1

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by Gian Biagio Conte
     
 

This authoritative history of Latin literature offers a comprehensive survey of the thousand-year period from the origins of Latin as a written language to the early Middle Ages. At once a reference work, a bibliographic guide, a literary study, and a reader's handbook, Latin Literature: A History is the first work of its kind to appear in English in

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This authoritative history of Latin literature offers a comprehensive survey of the thousand-year period from the origins of Latin as a written language to the early Middle Ages. At once a reference work, a bibliographic guide, a literary study, and a reader's handbook, Latin Literature: A History is the first work of its kind to appear in English in nearly four decades. From the first examples of written Latin through Gregory of Tours in the sixth century and the Venerable Bede in the seventh, Latin Literature offers a wide-ranging panorama of all major Latin authors. Including names, dates, edition citations, and detailed summaries, the work combines the virtues of an encyclopedia with the critical intelligence readers have come to expect from Italy's leading Latinist, Gian Biagio Conte.

Johns Hopkins University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801862533
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
11/04/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
864
Product dimensions:
6.87(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.47(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Detailed Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Literary History and Historiography1
Pt. 1The Early and Middle Republics
The Origins13
The Early Roman Theater29
Livius Andronicus39
Naevius43
Plautus49
Caecilius Statius65
Oratory and Historiography in the Archaic Period68
Literature and Culture in the Period of the Conquests71
Ennius75
Cato85
Terence92
The Development of Tragedy: Pacuvius and Accius104
The Development of Epic Poetry: From Ennius to Virgil110
Lucilius112
Politics and Culture between the Era of the Gracchi and the Sullan Restoration118
Pt. 2The Late Republic
The Age of Caesar (78-44 B.C.)133
Neoteric Poetry and Catullus136
Lucretius155
Cicero175
Philology, Biography, and Antiquarianism at the End of the Republic209
Caesar225
Sallust234
Pt. 3The Age of Augustus
43 BC.-A.D. 17: Characteristics of a Period249
Virgil262
Horace292
Elegy: Tibullus and Propertius321
Ovid340
Livy367
Directions in Historiography377
Scholarship and Technical Disciplines386
Legal Literature: From Its Beginnings to the Early Empire394
Pt. 4The Early Empire
Culture and Spectacle: The Literature of the Early Empire401
Seneca408
The Poetic Genres in the Julio-Claudian Period426
Lucan440
Petronius453
Satire under the Principate: Persius and Juvenal467
Epic in the Flavian Period481
Pliny the Elder and Specialist Knowledge497
Martial and the Epigram505
Quintilian512
The Age of the Adoptive Emperors519
Pliny the Younger525
Tacitus530
Suetonius and the Minor Historians546
Apuleius553
Philology, Rhetoric and Literary Criticism, Law571
Developments in Poetry: The Poetae Novelli588
Pt. 5The Late Empire
From the Severans to Diocletian (193-305)593
From Constantine to the Sack of Rome (306-410)621
The Apogee of Christian Culture678
From Honorius to Odoacer (410-476)698
The Dawn of the Middle Ages713
App.1. Chronological Tables729
App.2. Greek Authors and Texts776
App.3. Roman Culture: Politics, Society, Ideology794
App.4. Terms of Rhetoric, Metrics, and Literary Criticism806
Index of Names819

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