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Latin Literature The Later Principate

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ISBN-10: 0521273714

ISBN-13: 9780521273718

Edition: 1983

Authors: E. J. Kenney, W. V. Clausen, P. E. Easterling, Bernard Knox, P. E. Easterling

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In the two centuries covered by this volume, from about AD 250 to 450, the Roman Empire suffered a period of chaos followed by drastic administrative and military reorganization. Simultaneously Christianity emerged as a new religious force, to be first recognized by Constantine and then eventually to become the official religion of the Roman state. The old pagan culture continued to provide the basis for education and the staple literary diet of the leisured classes; but it now had perforce to coexist and indeed to compete with a new, specifically Christian-oriented literature. These and associated developments are reflected in the Latin books of the period. Of the traditional forms and…    
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List price: $37.99
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/14/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 164
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Bernard Knox was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire on November 24, 1914. After studying classics at St. John's College, Cambridge, he fought with the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War. In 1939, he married Betty Baur and began teaching Latin at a private school in Greenwich, Connecticut. During World War II, he served in the United States Army where he parachuted into France to work with the resistance and went on to join the partisans in Italy. He received a Bronze Star and the Croix de Guerre for his service. He received a doctorate from Yale University in 1948. He also taught at Yale University, becoming a full professor in 1959, and became the founding director of Harvard's…    

Challenge and response
Persius
The Younger Seneca
Lucan
Flavian epic
Martial and Juvenal
Minor poetry
Prose satire
History and biography
Technical writing
Rhetoric and scholarship
Abbreviations
Index