Classical Literature: An Introduction (Paperback)
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Short Description for Classical Literature Presents a series of essays on the essential aspects of Greek and Latin literature. This book ranges from Homer to the Roman Empire and includes a chronology of ancient literature, maps, lists of Greek and Roman authors and suggestions for further reading.
- Published: 13 July 2011
- Format: Paperback 432 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415468138 ISBN 10: 0415468132
- Sales rank: 1,436,087
Full description for Classical Literature
Classical Literature: An Introduction provides a series of essays on all the major authors of Greek and Latin literature, as well as on a number of writers less often read. An introductory chapter provides information on important general topics, such as poetic metres, patronage and symposia. The literature is put in historical context, and the material is organized chronologically, but also by genre or author, as appropriate; each section or chapter has suggestions for further reading. The book ranges from Homer to the writers of the later Roman Empire, and includes a glossary, a chronology of literary and political events, and useful maps showing the origins of ancient writers. The collection will be essential for students and others who want a structured and informative introduction to the literature of the classical world.