A Guide to Hellenistic Literature (Paperback)
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Short Description for A Guide to Hellenistic Literature This book is a guide to the extraordinarily diverse literature of the Hellenistic period.
- Published: 01 September 2007
- Format: Paperback 264 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780631233220 ISBN 10: 0631233229
- Sales rank: 633,376
Full description for A Guide to Hellenistic Literature
This book is a guide to the extraordinarily diverse literature of the Hellenistic period.* A guide to the literature of the Hellenistic age, from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE to the Battle of Actium in 31 BC* Provides overviews of the social, political, intellectual and literary historical contexts in which Hellenistic literature was produced* Introduces the major writers and genres of the period* Provides information about style, meter and languages to aid readers with no prior knowledge of the language in understanding technical aspects of literary Greek* Distinctive in its coverage of current issues in Hellenistic criticism, including audience reception, the political and social background, and Hellenistic theories of literature