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Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 1: Greek Literature, Part 4: The Hellenistic Period and the Empire (P E Easterling Bernard M W Knox (eds)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1989) 9780521359849
Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 1: Greek Literature, Part 4: The Hellenistic Period and the Empire (P E Easterling Bernard M W Knox (eds)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1989) 9780521359849
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Title: Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 1: Greek Literature, Part 4: The Hellenistic Period and the Empire

Author: Easterling, P E Bernard M W Knox (eds)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1989

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521359849

Volumes: 1; Pages: 280

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This series provides individual textbooks on early Greek poetry, on Greek drama, on philosophy, history and oratory, and on the literature of the Hellenistic period and of the Empire. Each part has its own appendix of authors and works, a list of works cited, and an index. This volume studies the revolutionary movement represented by the more creative of the Hellenistic poets and finally the very rich range of authors surviving from the imperial period, with rhetoric and the novel contributing a distinctive flavour to the culture of the time. Appropriately enough, the volume closes with a survey of books and readers in the ancient world, which draws attention to the bookish nature of Greek literature from the Hellenistic period onwards and points forward to its survival into the Middle Ages.ContentsList of platesAbbreviationsEditorial notePart I. Hellenistic Poetry: 1. Introduction2. Philetas and others3. Callimachus4. Theocritus5. Apollonius Rhodius6. Minor figuresPart II. The Literature of the Empire: 7. The early Empire8. Poetry9. Philostratus and the second sophistic10. Science and superstition11. Between philosophy and rhetoric12. The Greek novel13. The fable14. Historical writing of the high empirePart III. Book and Readers in the Greek world: 15. From the beginnings to Alexandria16. The Hellenistic and imperial periodsAppendixesIndex. Reviews"... a mighty achievement, bringing together the work of nineteen of the finest scholars in the field to produce a single volume. ... It will surely not be superceded in this century, and probably never will..." The New York Review of Books
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