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A guide to Hellenistic literature

By: Gutzwiller, Kathryn

Part of the Blackwell Guides to Classical Literature series
0470766085 / 9780470766088
eBook (Adobe Pdf)
15/04/2008
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England
200. x 250. mm, 539 grams 251 pages
Copy: 40%; print: 40%
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

BIC:

1DVG Greece, DS Literature: history & criticism, DSBB Literary studies: classical, early & medieval

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