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The Cambridge history of classical literature.



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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982-1985.
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  • 2 v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographies and indexes.
  • List of plates-- Preface-- Abbreviations-- Part I: Readers and Critics: 1. Books and readers in the Roman world E. J. Kenney-- 2. Literary criticism Michael Winterbottom-- Part II. Early Republic: 3. The genesis of poetry in Rome Gordon Williams-- 4. Ennius' Annales A. S. Gratwick-- 5. Drama A. S. Gratwick-- 6. Prose literature A. S. Gratwick-- 7. The satires of Ennius and Lucilius A. S. Gratwick-- Part III. Late Republic: 8. Predecessors E. J. Kenney-- 9. The new direction in poetry W. V. Clausen-- 10. Lucretius Alexander Dalzell-- 11. Cicero and the relationship of oratory to literature L. P. Wilkinson-- 12. Sallust F. R. D. Goodyear-- 13. Caesar R. M. Ogilvie-- 14. Prose and mine Nicholas Horsfall-- Part IV. The Age of Augustus: 15. Uncertainties E. J. Kenney-- 16. Theocritus and Virgil W. V. Clausen-- 17. The Georgics L. P. Wilkinson-- 18. The Aeneid R. Deryck Williams-- 19. Horace Niall Rudd-- 20. Love elegy Georg Luck-- 21. Ovid E. J. Kenney-- 22. Livy R. M. Ogilvie-- 23. Minor figures J. C. Bramble-- Part V. Early Principate: 24. Challenge and response D. W. T. C. Vessey-- 25. Persius Niall Rudd-- 26. The younger seneca C. J. Herington-- 27. Lucan J. C. Bramble-- 28. Flavian epic D. W. T. C. Vessey-- 29. Martial and Juvenal J. C. Bramble-- 30. Minor poetry F. R. D. Goodyear-- 31. Prose satire F. R. D. Goodyear-- 32. History and biography F. R. D. Goodyear-- 33. Technical writing F. R. D. Goodyear-- 34. Rhetoric and scholarship F. R. D. Goodyear-- Part VI. Later Principate: 35. Introductory Robert Browning-- 36. Poetry Robert Browning-- 37. Biography Robert Browning-- 38. History Robert Browning-- 39. Oratory and epistolography Robert Browning-- 40. Learning and the past Robert Browning-- 41. Minor figures Robert Browning-- 42. Apuleius P. G. Walsh-- Part VII. Epilogue P. G. Walsh: Appendix of authors and works Martin Drury-- Metrical appendix Martin Drury-- Index.
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Publisher's Summary:
The Cambridge History of Classical Literature provides a comprehensive, critical survey of the literature of Greece and Rome from Homer till the Fall of Rome. 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. The literature is presented throughout in the context of the culture and the social and hisotircal processes of which it is an integral part. The overall aim is to offer an authoritative work of reference and appraisal for one of the world's greatest continuous literary traditions. The work is divided into two volumes, each with a similar and broadly chronological structure. Among the special features are important introductory chapters by the General Editors on 'Books and Readers', discussing the conditions under which literature was written and read in antiquity. There are also extensive Appendices or Authors and Works giving detailed factual information in a convenient form. Technical annotation is otherwise kept to a minimum, and all quotations in foreign languages are translated.
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