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The Cambridge History of Classical Literature

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature

Volume 1. Greek Literature

Part 4. The Hellenistic Period and the Empire


Part of The Cambridge History of Classical Literature

  • Date Published: May 1989
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521359849

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  • This series provides individual textbooks on early Greek poetry, on Greek drama, on philosophy, history and oratory, and on the literature of the Hellenistic period and of the Empire. Each part has its own appendix of authors and works, a list of works cited, and an index. This volume studies the revolutionary movement represented by the more creative of the Hellenistic poets and finally the very rich range of authors surviving from the imperial period, with rhetoric and the novel contributing a distinctive flavour to the culture of the time. Appropriately enough, the volume closes with a survey of books and readers in the ancient world, which draws attention to the bookish nature of Greek literature from the Hellenistic period onwards and points forward to its survival into the Middle Ages.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1989
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521359849
    • length: 292 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 151 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of plates
    Editorial note
    Part I. Hellenistic Poetry:
    1. Introduction
    2. Philetas and others
    3. Callimachus
    4. Theocritus
    5. Apollonius Rhodius
    6. Minor figures
    Part II. The Literature of the Empire:
    7. The early Empire
    8. Poetry
    9. Philostratus and the second sophistic
    10. Science and superstition
    11. Between philosophy and rhetoric
    12. The Greek novel
    13. The fable
    14. Historical writing of the high empire
    Part III. Book and Readers in the Greek world:
    15. From the beginnings to Alexandria
    16. The Hellenistic and imperial periods

  • Editors

    P. E. Easterling, University of Cambridge

    B. M. W. Knox

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