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The The Cambridge History of Classical Literature : Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 5, The Later Principate: The Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 5, The Later Principate Latin Literature - The Later Principate v.2 - E. J. Kenney

The The Cambridge History of Classical Literature

Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 5, The Later Principate: The Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 5, The Later Principate Latin Literature - The Later Principate v.2

By: E. J. Kenney (Editor), W. V. Clausen (Editor)

Paperback Published: 12th September 1983
ISBN: 9780521273718
Number Of Pages: 164

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In the two centuries covered by this volume, from about AD 250 to 450, the Roman Empire suffered a period of chaos followed by drastic administrative and military reorganization. Simultaneously Christianity emerged as a new religious force, to be first recognized by Constantine and then eventually to become the official religion of the Roman state. The old pagan culture continued to provide the basis for education and the staple literary diet of the leisured classes; but it now had perforce to coexist and indeed to compete with a new, specifically Christian-oriented literature. These and associated developments are reflected in the Latin books of the period. Of the traditional forms and genres, some atrophied, some were transformed and invigorated; and yet others, such as autobiography in something like the modern sense, emerged in response to the pressures of the times. Professor Browning's masterly and comprehensive survey is mostly concerned with pagan literature, but takes into account Christian texts written in classical forms and directed at classically educated readers. The volume ends with a chapter on Apuleius by Professor Walsh, followed by a brief Epilogue from the same hand, sketching the part played by classical studies in the formation of the Latin literature of the Middle Ages.

Challenge and response
Persius
The Younger Seneca
Lucan
Flavian epic
Martial and Juvenal
Minor poetry
Prose satire
History and biography
Technical writing
Rhetoric and scholarship
Abbreviations
Index
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ISBN: 9780521273718
ISBN-10: 0521273714
Series: Cambridge History of Classical Literature : Book 2
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 12th September 1983
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.56 x 15.11  x 1.07
Weight (kg): 0.25