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A Short History of Greek Literature

A SHORT HISTORY OF GREEK LITERATURE

by: Said, Suzanne
Format: Paperback

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Product Description A Short History of Greek Literature provides a concise yet comprehensive survey of Greek literature - from Christian authors - over twelve centuries, from Homer's epics to the rich range of authors surviving from the imperial period up to Justinian. The book is divided into three parts. The first part is devoted to the extraordinary creativity of the archaic and classical age, when the major literary genres - epic, lyric, tragedy, comedy, history, oratory and philosophy - were invented and flourished. The second part covers the Hellenistic period, and the third covers the High Empire and Late Antiquity. At that tine the masters of the previous age were elevated to the rank of 'classics'. The works of the imperial period are replete with literary allusions, yet full of references to contemporary reality. Review 'There are sharp insights Literary history succeeds if it sends readers back to the texts: I came away wanting to read Arrian next holidays.' - Anglo Hellenic Review About the Author Suzanne Saïd is Professor of Classics at Columbia University. Monique Trédé is Director of Research and Studies at l'Ecole normale Superieure.

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Product Code: 9780415122726
ISBN: 0415122724
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 1999-12-13
Number of Pages: 228 pages
Languages: english
Edition: No Information
Dimension: 5.47 x 0.51 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.77 pounds