A Guide to Hellenistic Literature (Blackwell Guides to Classical…


A Guide to Hellenistic Literature (Blackwell Guides to Classical Literature)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Date: 2007-05-07
ISBN-10: 0631233210
ISBN-13: 9780631233213
Language: English
Pages: 280
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This book is a guide to the extraordinarily diverse literature of the Hellenistic period.* A guide to the literature of the Hellenistic age, from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE to the Battle of Actium in 31 BC* Provides overviews of the social, political, intellectual and literary historical contexts in which Hellenistic literature was produced* Introduces the major writers and genres of the period* Provides information about style, meter and languages to aid readers with no prior knowledge of the language in understanding technical aspects of literary Greek* Distinctive in its coverage of current issues in Hellenistic criticism, including audience reception, the political and social background, and Hellenistic theories of literature Show more Show less e631b5343582c98f416a626bacea354e

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