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Latin Literature The Early Republic

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ISBN-10: 0521273757

ISBN-13: 9780521273756

Edition: 1983

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

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In the third century BC Rome embarked on the expansion which was ultimately to leave her mistress of the Mediterranean world. As part of that expansion a national literature arose, springing from the union of native linguistic energy with Greek literary forms. Shortly after the middle of the century the first Latin play took the stage; by 100 BC most of the important genres invented by the Greeks - epic, tragedy, comedy, historiography, oratory - were solidly established in their adoptive Roman forms, and a new genre, satire, had been born. The chapters in this volume describe and analyse the process of creative adaptation which shaped the beginnings of Latin literature and laid the…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/14/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
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…    

List of plates
Books and readers in the Roman world
Literary criticism
The genesis of poetry in Rome
Ennius' Annales
Drama
Prose literature
The satires of Ennius and Lucilius
Abbreviations
Index