The quality as well as the historical view of the flourishing bilingual literature of the second century AD is increasingly recognized, but it has been rarely discussed with both Greek and Latin sides linked. This volume collects together eight papers which together offer a wide view of the intellectual and literary world of the Antonines. There are special studies on Plutarch's Lives (C. B. R. Pelling), Lucian's Prologues (H. G. Nesselrath), Aristides' Hymns (D. A. Russell), and Apuleius' Cupid and Psyche (E. J. Kenney). The relationship between the two literary languages is an important theme of the introductory paper (D. A. Russell) and there are also essays on the neglected topic of Greek poetry of the period (E. L. Bowie), on the definition of the Second Sophistic (G. Anderson), and on the influence of Plato's Phaedrus in this period (M. B. Trapp). There is a full bibliography and a brief table of important dates.
`An interesting menu. One is left reflecting once more on the nature and the richness of this neglected literature'.
B.P. Reardon, The Classical Review, vol XLI, no 2, 1991.
'it would be hard to think of anyone who has contributed more to the study of this literature ... An interesting menu. One is left reflecting once more on the nature and the richness of this neglected literature - though it is less neglected than it once was.'
B.P. Reardon, University of California, Irvine, The Classical Review
'In sum this collection is essential reading for students of later Greek and Latin literature.'
Simon Swain, All Souls College, Oxford, The Empire
'His opening essay explores with great subtlety the shift from a bilingual literary culture to one that is predominantly Greek. The contributors are all accomplished scholars.'
G.W. Bowersock, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Sonderdrucke, Aus Band 64-1992
Greek and Latin in Antonine literature, D.A.Russell; truth and fiction in Plutarch's "Lives", C.B.R.Pelling; Greek poetry in the Antonine age, E.L.Bowie; some problems of perspective, G.Anderson; Lucian's introductions, H.G.Nesselrath; Plato's "Phaedrus" in the second century, M.B.Trapp; Psyche and her mysterious husband, E.J.Kenney; Aristides and the prose hymn, D.A.Russell.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 31st May 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5
Weight (kg): 0.45