The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 1 Greek Literature Part 4 The Hellenistic Period and the Empire

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature  Volume 1  Greek Literature  Part 4  The Hellenistic Period and the Empire

The emphasis of this volume is on Greek literature produced in the period between the foundation of Alexandria late in the fourth century B.C. and the end of the 'high empire' in the third century A.D. Here we see a shift away from the city ...

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521359848

Category: History

Page: 296

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The emphasis of this volume is on Greek literature produced in the period between the foundation of Alexandria late in the fourth century B.C. and the end of the 'high empire' in the third century A.D. Here we see a shift away from the city states of the Greek mainland to the new centres of culture and power, first Alexandria under the Ptolemies and then imperial Rome, Greek literature, being traditionally cosmopolitan, adapted to these changes with remarkable success, and through the efficiency of the Hellenistic educational system Greek literary culture became the essential mark of an educated person in the Graeco-Roman world.
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The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 1 Greek Literature Part 1 Early Greek Poetry

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature  Volume 1  Greek Literature  Part 1  Early Greek Poetry

THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF CLASSICAL LITERATURE VOLUME I : GREEK LITERATURE PART I Early Greek Poetry PART 2 Greek Drama PART 3 Philosophy , History and Oratory PART 4 The Hellenistic Period and the Empire THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF ...

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521359813

Category: History

Page: 266

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The period from the eighth to the fifth centuries B.C. was one of extraordinary creativity in the Greek-speaking world. Poetry was a public and popular medium, and its production was closely related to developments in contemporary society. At the time when the city states were acquiring their distinctive institutions epic found the greatest of all its exponents in Homer, and lyric poetry for both solo and choral performance became a genre which attracted poets of the first rank, writers of the quality of Sappho, Alcaeus and Pindar, whose influence on later literature was to be profound. This volume covers the epic tradition, the didactic poems of Hesiod and his imitators, and the wide-ranging work of the iambic, elegiac and lyric poets of what is loosely called the archaic age. The contributors make use of recent papyrus finds (particularly in the case of Archilochus and Stesichorus) to fill out the picture of a cosmopolitan and highly sophisticated literary culture which had not yet found its intellectual centre in Athens.
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The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 1 Greek Literature Part 3 Philosophy History and Oratory

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature  Volume 1  Greek Literature  Part 3  Philosophy  History and Oratory

CLASSICAL LITERATURE VOLUME I : GREEK LITERATURE PART I Early Greek Poetry PART 2 Greek Drama PART 3 Philosophy , History and Oratory PART 4 The Hellenistic Period and the Empire THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF CLASSICAL LITERATURE VOLUME I ...

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052135983X

Category: History

Page: 236

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This volume ranges in time over a very long period and covers the Greeks' most original contributions to intellectual history. It begins and ends with philosophy, but it also includes major sections on historiography and oratory. Although each of these areas had functions which in the modern world would not be considered 'Literary', the ancients made a less sharp distinction between intellectual and artistic production, and the authors included in this volume are some of Europe's most powerful stylists: Plato, Herodotus, Thucydides and Demosthenes.
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Greek Literature

Greek Literature

After its success in hardcover, this volume is now being issued in four paperback parts, providing individual texts on early Greek poetry, Greek drama, philosophy, history and oratory, and on the literature of the Hellenistic period and the ...

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521359821

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 236

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The Cambridge History of Classical Literature, Volume 1 offers a comprehensive survey of Greek literature from Homer to end of the period of stable Graeco-Roman civilation in the third century A.D. It embodies the advances made by recent classical scholarship and pays particular attention to texts that have become known in modern times. After its success in hardcover, this volume is now being issued in four paperback parts, providing individual texts on early Greek poetry, Greek drama, philosophy, history and oratory, and on the literature of the Hellenistic period and the Empire. A chapter on books and readers in the Greek world concludes Part 4. Each part has its own appendix of authors and works, a list of works cited, and an index.
Categories: Literary Collections

Apollonius Argonautica

Apollonius  Argonautica

1 , Part 4 : The Hellenistic Period and the Empire ( Cambridge , 1985 ) , 46–47 ; G. O. Hutchinson , Hellenistic ... History of Classical Scholarship , 143-44 ; Lesky , A History of Greek Literature , 730 ; C. O. Brink , Horace on ...

Author: M.M. DeForest

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004329478

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

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In an epic poem narrated by a self-declared opponent of epic poetry, the hero and his 50 Argonauts are thrust aside by the first heroine of third-person narrative and a forerunner of the powerful women in fiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Dynamic Reading

Dynamic Reading

( 1989 ) The Cambridge History of Classical Literature : Vol. 1, Greek Literature , Part 4, The Hellenistic Period and the Empire . ( Cambridge ). Edwards , C. ( 1998 ) “The Suffering Body: Philosophy and Pain in Seneca's Letters ,” in ...

Author: Brooke Holmes

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199794959

Category: History

Page: 398

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Dynamic Reading examines the reception history of Epicureanism in the West, focusing in particular on the ways in which it has provided conceptual tools for defining how we read and respond to texts, art, and the world more generally.
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Vision and Narrative in Achilles Tatius Leucippe and Clitophon

Vision and Narrative in Achilles Tatius  Leucippe and Clitophon

I , part 4 : ' The Hellenistic Period and the Empire ' . Cambridge . ( First published as part of The Cambridge History of Classical Literature , vol . 1. Cambridge , 1985. ) Edwards , C. ( 1993 ) The Politics of Immorality in Ancient ...

Author: Helen Morales

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521642647

Category: History

Page: 292

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Achilles Tatius' Leucippe and Clitophon, long regarded as the most controversial of the ancient Greek novels, is an outrageous tale of love and loss, of Phoenicians and philosophers, virginity tests and snuff murders. This book, the first published monograph on Achilles Tatius, is a study of Leucippe and Clitophon in its literary and visual contexts. It presents fresh insights into the work's narrative complexities and interpretative difficulties. It is particularly concerned with the novel's obsessions with the eye, with theories, descriptions, and metaphorics of the visual. It advances a reading that gives full play to the narrative's 'disgressions' - ekphrasis, sententia, blason, and spectacle - and discusses the politics of digressivity. This book is written to be accessible to non-specialists and all Greek is translated or paraphrased. It aims to contribute to a cultural history of viewing and to feminist literary criticism, as well as to the study of the ancient novel.
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Peter in the Gospels

Peter in the Gospels

125 E. L. Bowie , ' The Greek Novel ' in P. E. Easterling and B. M. W. Knox ( eds . ) , The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 1 , Part 4 : The Hellenistic Period and the Empire ( Cambridge : CUP , 1989 ) 128 ; Morgan ...

Author: Timothy Wiarda

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161474228

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Brunel University (London Bible College), 1999.
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The Ancient Novel and Beyond

The Ancient Novel and Beyond

'The Greek Novel', in The Cambridge History of Classical Literature, edd. P.E. Easterling, E.J. Kenney, Vol. 1 part 4: The Hellenistic Period and the Empire (Cambridge, 1989), 123-39. ——, 'The Readership of Greek Novels in the Ancient ...

Author: Stelios Panayotakis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047402114

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 519

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This collection of wide-ranging essays offers a fascinating overview of current scholarly approaches to the ancient novel and related texts. These are discussed in their literary, cultural and social context, and as sources of inspiration for Byzantine and modern fiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Homeric Speech and the Origins of Rhetoric

Homeric Speech and the Origins of Rhetoric

In The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume I Part 4: The Hellenistic Period and the Empire, edited by P. Easterling and B. Knox, 86–89. Cambridge. ———. 1995. “Longinus: Structure and Unity.” In Greek Literary Theory after ...

Author: Rachel Ahern Knudsen

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421412269

Category: History

Page: 243

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Knudsen argues that Homeric epics are the locus for the origins of rhetoric. Traditionally, Homer's epics have been the domain of scholars and students interested in ancient Greek poetry, and Aristotle's rhetorical theory has been the domain of those interested in ancient rhetoric. Rachel Ahern Knudsen believes that this academic distinction between poetry and rhetoric should be challenged. Based on a close analysis of persuasive speeches in the Iliad, Knudsen argues that Homeric poetry displays a systematic and technical concept of rhetoric and that many Iliadic speakers in fact employ the rhetorical techniques put forward by Aristotle. Rhetoric, in its earliest formulation in ancient Greece, was conceived as the power to change a listener’s actions or attitudes through words—particularly through persuasive techniques and argumentation. Rhetoric was thus a “technical” discipline in the ancient Greek world, a craft (technê) that was rule-governed, learned, and taught. This technical understanding of rhetoric can be traced back to the works of Plato and Aristotle, which provide the earliest formal explanations of rhetoric. But do such explanations constitute the true origins of rhetoric as an identifiable, systematic practice? If not, where does a technique-driven rhetoric first appear in literary and social history? Perhaps the answer is in Homeric epics. Homeric Speech and the Origins of Rhetoric demonstrates a remarkable congruence between the rhetorical techniques used by Iliadic speakers and those collected in Aristotle's seminal treatise on rhetoric. Knudsen's claim has implications for the fields of both Homeric poetry and the history of rhetoric. In the former field, it refines and extends previous scholarship on direct speech in Homer by identifying a new dimension within Homeric speech—namely, the consistent deployment of well-defined rhetorical arguments and techniques. In the latter field, it challenges the traditional account of the development of rhetoric, probing the boundaries that currently demarcate its origins, history, and relationship to poetry.
Categories: History