Latin Literature: A History (Paperback)
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Short Description for Latin Literature This history of Latin literature offers a comprehenive survey of the thousand-year period from the origins of Latin as a written language to the early Middle Ages. It is intended as a reference work, a bibliographic guide, a literary study and a reader's handbook.
- Published: 19 November 1999
- Format: Paperback 864 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780801862533 ISBN 10: 0801862531
- Sales rank: 393,510
Full description for Latin Literature
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.