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Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire : From Augustus to Justinian - Albrecht Dihle

Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire

From Augustus to Justinian

Hardcover Published: 5th May 1994
ISBN: 9780415063678
Number Of Pages: 656
For Ages: 18 years old

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This is the first in-depth guide to Greek and Latin literature between the 1st century BC and the 6th century AD. Working from Friedrich Schlegel's observation that art, customs and political life in classical antiquity are closely intertwined, Albrecht Dihle produces a history which encompasses not only literature but all works of cultural and socio-historical significance, including Jewish and Christian literature. His study also shows how the mutual interpenetration of Greek and Roman culture during the Empire, and especially during the period of Christianization, made possible the formation of a unified and vastly influential classical culture.
Dihle discusses poetry and prose, letters and scholarly investigations, philosophy and rhetoric, historical writing and jurisprudence, giving individual attention to major authors like Seneca, Tacitus, Plotinus and Augustine, as well as other writers who made significant contributions to their fields and have been unjustly forgotten. Also addressed are the exact sciences--geography, medicine, mathematics and technology.
As the work of a single author, "Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire" is a towering achievement--an authoritative yet personal presentation of 700 years of cultural life. This book provides unprecedented synoptic treatment of an unusually rich period of history.

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"This book is a wonderful addition to the literary history of the roman Empire--and of the church. It covers classical, Jewish, and Christian literature in Greek and Latin down to the eight century. And that makes it a unique addition to the repertoire available to students... Dihle knows this literature well...Anyone who reads this graceful book will be more learned than before, and certainly more understanding of the course of Christian history. I hope it gets the wide reading it deserves." -Edgar Krentz, Currents in Theology and Mission

Introductionp. 1
The Julio-Claudian Erap. 62
The Flavian Erap. 172
The Second Centuryp. 213
The Severan Erap. 309
The Crises of the Third Century ADp. 360
The Era of Diocletian and Constantinep. 391
The Christian Empirep. 434
Postscriptp. 608
Bibliographyp. 613
Indexp. 628
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ISBN: 9780415063678
ISBN-10: 0415063671
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 656
Published: 5th May 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.23 x 16.51  x 5.41
Weight (kg): 1.29
Edition Number: 1