A Companion to Latin Literature (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to Latin Literature (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: Stephen Harrison (editor)Paperback

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A Companion to Latin Literature gives an authoritative account of Latin literature from its beginnings in the third century BC through to the end of the second century AD. * Provides expert overview of the main periods of Latin literary history, major genres, and key themes * Covers all the major Latin works of prose and poetry, from Ennius to Augustine, including Lucretius, Cicero, Catullus, Livy, Vergil, Seneca, and Apuleius * Includes invaluable reference material - dictionary entries on authors, chronological chart of political and literary history, and an annotated bibliography * Serves as both a discursive literary history and a general reference book

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Stephen Harrison is Professor of Classical Languages and Literatures at Oxford University and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. His recent publications include Apuleius: A Latin Sophist (2000), Apuleius: Rhetorical Works (ed. 2001) and Texts, Ideas and the Classics (ed. 2001).


List of Figures. Chronological table. Notes on Contributors. Preface. Reference Works: Abbreviations. Introduction: Constructing Latin Literature: Stephen Harrison (University of Oxford). Part I: Periods:. 1. The Early Republic: the Beginnings to 90 BC: Sander M. Goldberg (University of California, Los Angeles). 2. The Late Republican/Triumviral period: 90-40 BC: D. S. Levene (New York University). 3. The Augustan Period: 40 BC-AD 14: Joseph Farrell (University of Pennsylvania). 4. The Early Empire: AD 14-68: Roland Mayer (University of London). 5. The High Empire: AD 69-200: Bruce Gibson (University of Liverpool). Part II: Genres:. 6. Narrative Epic: Philip Hardie (University of Cambridge). 7. Didactic Epic: Monica Gale (Trinity College, Dublin). 8. Roman Tragedy: Elaine Fantham (Princeton University). 9. Comedy, Atellane Farce and Mime: Costas Panayotakis (University of Glasgow). 10. Pastoral: Stephen Heyworth (University of Oxford). 11. Love Elegy: Roy Gibson (University of Manchester). 12. Satire: Llewelyn Morgan (University of Oxford). 13. Lyric and Iambic: Stephen Harrison (University of Oxford). 14. Epigram: Lindsay C. Watson (University of Sydney). 15. The Novel: Stephen Harrison (University of Oxford). 16. Dialogues and Treatises: J. G. F. Powell (Royal Holloway, University of London). 17. Historiography and Biography: Christina Shuttleworth Kraus (Yale University). 18. Oratory: D. H. Berry (University of Edinburgh). 19. Epistemology: Catherine Edwards (Birkbeck College, University of London). Part III: Themes:. 20. Decline and Nostalgia: Stephen Harrison (University of Oxford). 21. Art and Text: Ja Elsner (University of Oxford). 22. The Passions: Robert A. Kaster (Princeton University). 23. Sex and Gender: A. M. Keith (University of Toronto). 24. Friendship and Patronage: David Konstan (Brown University). 25. Romans and Others: Yasmin Syed (Stanford University). 26. Marriage and Family: Susan Treggiari (Stanford University). 27. Slavery and Class: Thomas Habinek (University of Southern California). 28. Centre and Periphery: Alessandro Barchiesi (University of Siena, Arezzo). Bibliography. Index

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  • publication date: 07/12/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781405161312
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 472
  • ID: 9781405161312
  • weight: 754
  • ISBN10: 1405161310

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