The Cambridge History of Classical Literature

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature

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: Literary Collections

Page: 251

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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

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 1 Greek Literature Part 2 Greek Drama

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature  Volume 1  Greek Literature  Part 2  Greek Drama

This series provides individual textbooks on early Greek poetry, on Greek drama, and on the literature of the Hellenistic period and of the Empire.

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521359821

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 959

This series provides individual textbooks on early Greek poetry, on Greek drama, and on the literature of the Hellenistic period and of the Empire.
Categories: History

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature

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.

Author: W. V. Clausen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521273714

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 154

View: 945

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 genres, some atrophied, some were transformed and invigorated; and yet others, such as autobiography in something like the modern sense, emerged in response to the pressures of the times. Professor Browning's masterly and comprehensive survey is mostly concerned with pagan literature, but takes into account Christian texts written in classical forms and directed at classically educated readers. The volume ends with a chapter on Apuleius by Professor Walsh, followed by a brief Epilogue from the same hand, sketching the part played by classical studies in the formation of the Latin literature of the Middle Ages.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 2 Latin Literature

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature  Volume 2  Latin Literature

This is the only modern work of this scope; it embodies the very considerable advances made by recent classical scholarship, and reflects too the increasing sophistication and vigour of critical work on ancient literature.

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007490324

Category: History

Page: 974

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This book provides a comprehensive, critical survey of the literature of Greece and Rome from Homer till the Fall of Rome. The literature is presented throughout in the context of the culture and the social and hisotircal processes of which it is an integral part.
Categories: History

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

( Cambridge , 1961- ) Cambridge History of Classical Literature ( Cambridge ,
1982-5 ) G. Kaibel , Comicorum Graecorum Fragmenta ( Berlin , 1899 ) C. F. L.
Austin , Comicorum Graecorum Fragmenta in papyris reperta ( Berlin , 1973 )
Corpus ...

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521359848

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 850

Studies the revolutionary movement represented by some Hellenistic poets and those authors surviving from the imperial period.
Categories: History

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

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: 052135983X

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 535

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: History

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature

The Cambridge History of Classical 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: 0521359813

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 251

View: 613

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

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature

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.

Author: W. V. Clausen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521273714

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 154

View: 885

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 genres, some atrophied, some were transformed and invigorated; and yet others, such as autobiography in something like the modern sense, emerged in response to the pressures of the times. Professor Browning's masterly and comprehensive survey is mostly concerned with pagan literature, but takes into account Christian texts written in classical forms and directed at classically educated readers. The volume ends with a chapter on Apuleius by Professor Walsh, followed by a brief Epilogue from the same hand, sketching the part played by classical studies in the formation of the Latin literature of the Middle Ages.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 2 Latin Literature Part 4 The Early Principate

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature  Volume 2  Latin Literature  Part 4  The Early Principate

From the sympathetic but searching appraisals in this volume the best writers of the age - Lucan, Seneca, Statius, Juvenal, Tacitus - emerge as men having something important to say and not merely technicians preoccupied with the most ...

Author: E. J. Kenney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521273722

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 811

'Perfection is finality; finality is death'. The poets and prose writers of the first and early second centuries AD were not deterred by the towering stature of their Augustan predecessors from attempting new and often brilliant variations on the now traditional themes and genres. The so-called 'Silver' Age of Latin literature has tended to be characterized in terms of dismissive or question- begging stereotypes - 'decadent', 'rhetorical', 'baroque', 'mannerist' - as a substitute for close critical argument. From the sympathetic but searching appraisals in this volume the best writers of the age - Lucan, Seneca, Statius, Juvenal, Tacitus - emerge as men having something important to say and not merely technicians preoccupied with the most extravagant or paradoxical way of saying it. Complementary to these central figures as giving the age its special character and atmosphere are the minor poets, the satirists, the scholars and rhetoricians, the lesser historians, epistolographers and technical writers, whose varied activity provides the background to the main developments. The whole offers a detailed portrait of the literary interests of an age that was of necessity becoming increasingly more conscious of the past and of the problems of coping with its cultural heritage.
Categories: History

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature

In appraising the monumental literary achievements of the age the underlying tensions and contradictions are not ignored. The critical discussions in this volume do full justice to the complexity and subtlety of the literature itself.

Author: E. J. Kenney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521273730

Category: Classical drama

Page: 239

View: 640

Categories: Classical drama

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 1 Greek Literature Part 2 Greek Drama

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature  Volume 1  Greek Literature  Part 2  Greek Drama

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: History

Page: 232

View: 207

This series provides individual textbooks on early Greek poetry, on Greek drama, and on the literature of the Hellenistic period and of the Empire.
Categories: History

The Late Republic

The Late Republic

This volume covers a relatively short span of time, rather less than the first three-quarters of the first century BC; but it was an age of profoundly important developments, with enduring consequences for the subsequent history of Latin ...

Author: W. V. Clausen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521273749

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 153

View: 537

This volume covers a relatively short span of time, rather less than the first three-quarters of the first century BC; but it was an age of profoundly important developments, with enduring consequences for the subsequent history of Latin literature. Original and innovative in widely differing ways as was the work of Lucretius, Sallust and Caesar in particular, the scene is dominated, historically, by two figures: Cicero and Catullus. Cicero was a politician and a man of affairs as well as a man of latters, whose vast literary output reflects a range of intellectual interests unparalleled among surviving Roman writers; creator of a prose style the Quintilian regarded as synonymous with eloquence itself; and better known to us, from his letters, as a human being, than any other figure from classical antiquity. Catullus was a poet, single-mindedly devoted to fostering the tradition of learned Alexandrian poetry at Rome; the author of one slender volume of verse that has attracted more critical attention in proportion to its size than any other ancient poetry-book; and the lover of Lesbia. In these chapters it is shown how these, and other, Roman writers of genius continued the process of transforming their traditional Greek models into new and vigorous Latin forms, with lasting effects for oratory, historiography, and the higher genres of poetry.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 2 Latin Literature Part 1 The Early Republic

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature  Volume 2  Latin Literature  Part 1  The Early Republic

Essential background is provided by introductory chapters on readers and critics in the Roman world. In these are described the form of the books themselves and the conditions under which they were produced, circulated and read.

Author: E. J. Kenney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521273757

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 312

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 foundations for its future development as one of the great literatures of the world. Essential background is provided by introductory chapters on readers and critics in the Roman world. In these are described the form of the books themselves and the conditions under which they were produced, circulated and read. The whole volume offers an indispensable introduction to the understanding of the nature and quality of Latin literature.
Categories: History

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Volume 1 Classical Criticism

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism  Volume 1  Classical Criticism

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

Author: George Alexander Kennedy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521317177

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 753

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

The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature

The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature

Stephen Owen is James Bryant Conant Professor of Chinese at Harvard University. --Book Jacket.

Author: Kang-i Sun Chang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521855586

Category: Chinese literature

Page: 1504

View: 495

Stephen Owen is James Bryant Conant Professor of Chinese at Harvard University. --Book Jacket.
Categories: Chinese literature

The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature

The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature

Stephen Owen is James Bryant Conant Professor of Chinese at Harvard University. --Book Jacket.

Author: Kang-i Sun Chang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521855594

Category: Chinese literature

Page: 793

View: 133

This title presents an up-to-date comprehensive treatment of Chinese literature from classical times to the present.
Categories: Chinese literature

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Volume 3 The Renaissance

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism  Volume 3  The Renaissance

This 1999 volume is the standard work of reference on early modern literary criticism in Europe.

Author: George Alexander Kennedy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521300088

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 758

View: 573

This 1999 volume is the standard work of reference on early modern literary criticism in Europe.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Volume 4 The Eighteenth Century

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism  Volume 4  The Eighteenth Century

Multidisciplinary study of literary criticism in Britain and Europe between 1660 and 1800.

Author: George Alexander Kennedy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521300096

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 970

View: 129

This is a comprehensive 1997 account of the history of literary criticism in Britain and Europe between 1660 and 1800. Unlike previous histories, it is not just a chronological survey of critical writing, but a multidisciplinary investigation of how the understanding of literature and its various genres was transformed, at the start of the modern era, by developments in philosophy, psychology, the natural sciences, linguistics, and other disciplines, as well as in society at large. In the process, modern literary theory - at first often implicit in literary texts themselves - emancipated itself from classical poetics and rhetoric, and literary criticism emerged as a full-time professional activity catering for an expanding literate public. The volume is international both in coverage and in authorship. Extensive bibliographies provide guidance for further specialised study.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature

The Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature

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Author: Frances Young

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521460832

Category: Philosophy

Page: 538

View: 666

The writings of the Church Fathers form a distinct body of literature that shaped the early church and built upon the doctrinal foundations of Christianity established within the New Testament. Christian literature in the period c.100-c.400 constitutes one of the most influential textual oeuvres of any religion. Written mainly in Greek, Latin and Syriac, Patristic literature emanated from all parts of the early Christian world and helped to extend its boundaries. The History offers a systematic account of that literature and its setting. The works of individual writers in shaping the various genres of Christian literature is considered, alongside three general essays, covering distinct periods in the development of Christian literature, which survey the social, cultural and doctrinal context within which Christian literature arose and was used by Christians. This is a landmark reference book for scholars and students alike.
Categories: Philosophy