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Hellenistic Period and the Empire

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ISBN-10: 0521359848

ISBN-13: 9780521359849

Edition: N/A

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

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This series provides individual textbooks on early Greek poetry, on Greek drama, on philosophy, history and oratory, and on the literature of the Hellenistic period and of the Empire. Each part has its own appendix of authors and works, a list of works cited, and an index. This volume studies the revolutionary movement represented by the more creative of the Hellenistic poets and finally the very rich range of authors surviving from the imperial period, with rhetoric and the novel contributing a distinctive flavour to the culture of the time. Appropriately enough, the volume closes with a survey of books and readers in the ancient world, which draws attention to the bookish nature of Greek…    
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Book details

List price: $57.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/4/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

List of plates
Abbreviations
Editorial note
Hellenistic Poetry
Introduction
Philetas and others
Callimachus
Theocritus
Apollonius Rhodius
Minor figures
The Literature of the Empire
The early Empire
Poetry
Philostratus and the second sophistic
Science and superstition
Between philosophy and rhetoric
The Greek novel
The fable
Historical writing of the high empire
Book and Readers in the Greek world
From the beginnings to Alexandria
The Hellenistic and imperial periods
Appendixes
Index