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Companion to Greek Literature (Hardcover)

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Richard H. Armstrong, Markus Asper, Nicholas Baechle, Manuel Baumbach, Lucio Del Corso, Markus Dubischar, Daniela Dueck, Mike Edwards, Thorsten Fogen, Edith Hall, Regina Hoschele, Martin Hose, Jason Konig, David Konstan, Mary Lefkowitz, James McGlew, Anatole Mori, Rene Nunlist, Timothy Power, Richard Rader, Steve Reece, Hanna M. Roisman, Suzanne Said, David Schenker, Jan Stenger, Stefan Tilg, Antonis Tsakmakis, James Bradley Wells, Andreas Willi, Emily Wilson, Victoria Wohl

From the monumental works of Homer to the texts of the early church fathers, the ancient Greeks produced a body of literature that has been rarely equalled throughout history. A Companion to Greek Literature presents a comprehensive introduction to the wide range of texts and literary forms produced in the Greek language over a millennium, from the 6th century BCE up to the early years of the Byzantine Empire. Featuring contributions from a wide range of established and emerging scholars of Greek literature, chapters focus primarily on the changing forms and contexts of Greek literature as it evolved over the centuries. Areas explored include the production and transmission of ancient Greek texts, historic reception, individual authors, and many more. Other readings address the wide variety of genres and literary forms produced by the ancient Greeks -- including but not limited to epic and lyric poetry, oratory, historiography, biography, philosophy, the novel, and technical literature. Combining innovative scholarship with an unprecedented breadth of coverage, A Companion to Greek Literature is an indispensable reference to a series of literary masterpieces that influence and inspire readers even today.
Number of Pages: 552
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Ancient + Classical
Series Title: Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: October 12, 2015
TCIN: 50126585
UPC: 9781444339420
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-2904
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