Latin Literature A History

ISBN-10: 0801862531
ISBN-13: 9780801862533
Edition: 2nd 1999
List price: $52.00
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Description: This history of Latin literature offers a comprehensive survey of the 1000 year period from the origins of Latin as a written language to the early Middle Ages. It offers a wide-ranging panorama of all major Latin authors.

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Book details

List price: $52.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 11/4/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 864
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

This history of Latin literature offers a comprehensive survey of the 1000 year period from the origins of Latin as a written language to the early Middle Ages. It offers a wide-ranging panorama of all major Latin authors.

Joseph B. Solodow is professor of foreign languages at Southern Connecticut State University.

Detailed Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Literary History and Historiography
The Early and Middle Republics
The Origins
The Early Roman Theater
Livius Andronicus
Naevius
Plautus
Caecilius Statius
Oratory and Historiography in the Archaic Period
Literature and Culture in the Period of the Conquests
Ennius
Cato
Terence
The Development of Tragedy: Pacuvius and Accius
The Development of Epic Poetry: From Ennius to Virgil
Lucilius
Politics and Culture between the Era of the Gracchi and the Sullan Restoration
The Late Republic
The Age of Caesar (78-44 B.C.)
Neoteric Poetry and Catullus
Lucretius
Cicero
Philology, Biography, and Antiquarianism at the End of the Republic
Caesar
Sallust
The Age of Augustus
43 BC.-A.D. 17: Characteristics of a Period
Virgil
Horace
Elegy: Tibullus and Propertius
Ovid
Livy
Directions in Historiography
Scholarship and Technical Disciplines
Legal Literature: From Its Beginnings to the Early Empire
The Early Empire
Culture and Spectacle: The Literature of the Early Empire
Seneca
The Poetic Genres in the Julio-Claudian Period
Lucan
Petronius
Satire under the Principate: Persius and Juvenal
Epic in the Flavian Period
Pliny the Elder and Specialist Knowledge
Martial and the Epigram
Quintilian
The Age of the Adoptive Emperors
Pliny the Younger
Tacitus
Suetonius and the Minor Historians
Apuleius
Philology, Rhetoric and Literary Criticism, Law
Developments in Poetry: The Poetae Novelli
The Late Empire
From the Severans to Diocletian (193-305)
From Constantine to the Sack of Rome (306-410)
The Apogee of Christian Culture
From Honorius to Odoacer (410-476)
The Dawn of the Middle Ages
App.1. Chronological Tables
App.2. Greek Authors and Texts
App.3. Roman Culture: Politics, Society, Ideology
App.4. Terms of Rhetoric, Metrics, and Literary Criticism
Index of Names

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