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Classical Literature: A Concise History (Richard Rutherford) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2004) 9780631231325
Classical Literature: A Concise History (Richard Rutherford) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2004) 9780631231325
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Title: Classical Literature: A Concise History

Author: Rutherford, Richard

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2004

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780631231325

Volumes: 1; Pages: 368

List Price in Cloth: $136.95 Our price: $127.99

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This accessible one-volume survey of the literature of Greece and Rome covers the period between Homer around 700 B.C. and Augustine around A.D. 410.* Highlights what is important historically and of continuing interest and value in classical literature.* An introduction by the editor presents essential information in a concise, accessible way.* Each chapter focuses on a particular genre or area of literature.* This structure allows readers to see continuities between different periods and to move easily between the Greek and Roman worlds.* Includes extensive quotations in English.* A timeline and an index of authors help to make the material as accessible as possible. ContentsContentsPrefaceAcknowledgementsAbbreviationsMapsIntroduction1. Epic2. Drama3. Rhetoric4. History, Biography, Fiction5. Erotic Literature6. Literature and Power7. Aspects of Wit8. Thinkers9. BelieversAppendix 1 Translations of Four Longer PassagesAppendix 2 TimelineAppendix 3 List of Roman EmperorsAppendix 4 Major Greek and Roman GodsNotesFurther ReadingIndex
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