History of Greek Literature: From Homer to the Hellenistic Period (Hardback)
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Short Description for History of Greek Literature The most up-to-date history of Greek literature from its Homeric origins to the age of Augustus. This magisterial survey by one of the leading European authorities on classical literature is establishing itself as the standard account.
- Published: 20 September 1994
- Format: Hardback 332 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415086202 ISBN 10: 0415086205
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The most up-to-date history of Greek literature from its Homeric origins to the age of Augustus. Greek literary production throughout this period of some eight centuries is embedded in its historical and social context, and Professor Dihle sees this literature as a historical phenomenon, a particular mode of linguistic communication, with its specific forms developing both in an organic way and in response to the changing world around. In this, it differs from conventional humanist approaches to Greek and Latin literature which analyze the works as objects of timeless value independent of any historical setting or purpose. This survey by one of the leading European authorities on classical literature aims to establish itself, as it already has in Germany, as the standard account of the subject.