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A Short History of Greek Literature - Suzanne Said

A Short History of Greek Literature

Paperback Published: 28th October 1999
ISBN: 9780415122726
Number Of Pages: 228

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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.

"The book is concise and does provide an interesting starting point for the reader who wishes to have a simple, well-rounded introduction." -"Burrelle's

Introductionp. vii
Homer and the Epic Age (Eighth and Seventh Centuries B C)p. 3
The Archaic Period (From the Seventh Century to the Early Fifth Century B C)p. 20
The Classical Age and the Flowering of Athens (Fifth to Fourth Centuries Bc)p. 37
Introductionp. 39
Theatrep. 44
Historyp. 61
Philosophyp. 71
Rhetoricp. 83
Conclusionp. 90
Introductionp. 95
Poetryp. 98
Prosep. 110
The Empire from Augustus to Constantinep. 120
Late Antiquityp. 154
Notesp. 183
Bibliographyp. 187
Index of Proper Namesp. 207
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ISBN: 9780415122726
ISBN-10: 0415122724
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 28th October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.89  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1