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A companion to late antique literature

Author: Scott McGill; Edward Jay Watts
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018. ©2018
Series: Blackwell companions to the ancient world., Ancient history.
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This volume presents a broad review of late antique literature. The late antique period encompasses a significant transitional era in literary history from the mid-third century to the early seventh century. The volume covers notable Greek and Latin texts of the period and provides a varied overview of literature written in six other late antique languages. It explores the histories, forms, features, audiences, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Companion to late antique literature.
New York : Wiley, 2018
(DLC) 2018004193
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott McGill; Edward Jay Watts
ISBN: 9781118830390 1118830393 9781118830352 1118830350 9781118830369 1118830369
OCLC Number: 1022991782
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Part One Late Antique Literature by Language and Tradition; Introduction; Chapter One Greek; References; Chapter Two Latin; 2.1 Panegyric and Secular Oratory; 2.2 Sermons; 2.3 Philosophy; 2.4 Secular Verse; 2.5 Religious Verse; 2.6 Letter Writing; 2.7 History Writing; 2.8 Christian History and Hagiography; References; Chapter Three Syriac; 3.1 Biblical Commentary; 3.2 Poetry; 3.3 Theology; 3.4 Biography and Hagiography; 3.5 Rhetoric and Epistolography; 3.6 Historiography; 3.7 Philosophy and Translation; References. Chapter Four Coptic4.1 The Problems of "Coptic Literature" and its History; 4.2 Translation and the Origins of Coptic Literature; 4.3 Original Coptic Literature: From Pachomius and Shenoute to the Muslim Conquest; References; Chapter Five Armenian; 5.1 Ecclesiastical and Theological Works in Prose; 5.2 Historians; References; Chapter Six Georgian; 6.1 Earliest Original Georgian Literature: Hagiography; 6.2 Christian Kʻartʻli and the Iranian Commonwealth; 6.3 Conversion Stories and Acculturating Parthians; 6.4 The Dawn of Georgian Historiography: Hambavi mepʻet ʻa. 6.5 Christian History in Iranic ColorsReferences; Chapter Seven Middle Persian (Pahlavi); 7.1 Commentary on the Avesta; 7.2 Philosophical and Debate Texts; 7.3 Apocalyptic and Visionary Texts; 7.4 Didactic Texts; 7.5 Geographical and Epic Texts; 7.6 Legal Texts; 7.7 Cultural Texts; 7.8 Dictionaries; 7.9 Christian and Manichaean Literature in Middle Persian; 7.10 Pahlavi Literature in Contact with Greek and Sanskrit Literature and Islam; 7.11 Conclusion; References; Chapter Eight Languages of Arabia; References; Part Two Literary Forms; Chapter Nine Classicizing History and Historical Epitomes. Chapter Fourteen Epic Poetry14.1 Greek Epic; 14.2 Latin Epic; References; Chapter Fifteen Epigrams, Occasional Poetry, and Poetic Games; References; Chapter Sixteen Christian Poetry; 16.1 Greek Christian Poetry; 16.2 Latin Christian Poetry; Acknowledgment; References; Chapter Seventeen Prosimetra; 17.1 Introduction; 17.2 Popular Origins of Mixed-Meter Satire; 17.3 The Extraordinary Verses of Consolation; 17.4 Literary Shifts in the Second Century; 17.5 The Evidence of Sympotic Literature; 17.6 Conclusion: Two Pre-Boethian, Two Post-Boethian Traditions; Acknowledgment; References.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to the ancient world., Ancient history.
Responsibility: edited by Scott McGill and Edward J. Watts.

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This volume presents a broad review of late antique literature. The late antique period encompasses a significant transitional era in literary history from the mid-third century to the early seventh century. The volume covers notable Greek and Latin texts of the period and provides a varied overview of literature written in six other late antique languages. It explores the histories, forms, features, audiences, and uses of the literature of the period.

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