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

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.

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.
Categories: History

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.
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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 3 Philosophy History and Oratory

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

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.

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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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Volume 1 Classical Criticism

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism  Volume 1  Classical Criticism

Surveying the beginnings of critical consciousness in Greece and proceeding to the writings of Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle, and Hellenistic and Roman authors, this volume is not only for classicists but for those with no Greek or Latin ...

Author: George Alexander Kennedy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521317177

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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The successful opening volume of The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism is now available for the first time in paperback.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Ancient Greek Literature and Society

Ancient Greek Literature and Society

More recently there has come out The Cambridge History of Classical Literature, vol. 1, Greek Literature, ed. P. E. Easterling and B. M. W. Knox (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1985). The first volume of Werner Jaeger's Paideia ...

Author: Charles R. Beye

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501745461

Category: History

Page: 376

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Charles R. Beye here offers a lively and challenging overview of Greek literature from Homer to Apollonius of Rhodes, providing a coherent social and historical background to the era. Beye stresses the great distance that separates the twentieth century from the age and audience for which ancient Greek literature was intended. He emphasizes those aspects of antiquity which are apt to be most alien to modern-day readers, particularly the oral nature of early poetry and the public and political—and hence manipulative, conformist, and conventional—quality of much of the literature. He also notes the openly imitative practices of early authors and establishes the Homeric epics as the dominant informing feature of subsequent literature.
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The Cambridge History of Classical Literature pt 1 Early greek poetry

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature  pt  1  Early greek poetry

... British Library cataloguing in publication data The Cambridge history of classical literature . Vol . 1 [ Greek literature ] , Pt 3 , Philosophy , history and oratory . 1. Classical literature , to c . 500 Critical studies 1.

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106013789273

Category: Classical literature

Page: 236

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Categories: Classical literature

The Faber Pocket Guide to Greek and Roman Drama

The Faber Pocket Guide to Greek and Roman Drama

There are good chapters on both authors in The Cambridge History of Classical Literature, Volume 2 and in Gian Biagio Conte's magisterial Latin Literature. Roman Drama and Roman History by T. P. Wiseman and Comic Angels by Oliver Taplin ...

Author: John Burgess

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571318803

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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An essential, refreshingly accessible guide to Greek and Roman drama containing entries for forty plays by all the major dramatists in the classical world - Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, Terence and Seneca. Features include: · Playwright biographies · Synopses and detailed commentary · Advice on the best translations available · A survey of the ancient theatre and its social and political background. Written by John Burgess, freelance director and former Head of New Writing at the National Theatre, this book is an indispensable resource for the theatregoer, student and general reader.
Categories: Performing Arts