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A guide to Hellenistic literature

Author: Kathryn J Gutzwiller
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2007.
Series: Blackwell guides to classical literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book is a guide to the extraordinarily diverse literature of the Hellenistic period.


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn J Gutzwiller
ISBN: 9780631233213 0631233210 0631233229 9780631233220
OCLC Number: 163614909
Description: xii, 256 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface. List of Illustrations. 1 History and Culture. 1.1 The Successors. 1.2 Macedonia and Greece. 1.3 Seleucid Asia. 1.4 Attalid Pergamum. 1.5 Ptolemaic Egypt. 2 Aesthetics and Style. 2.1 Aesthetic Principles. 2.2 Meter, Dialect, and Diction. 2.3 Literature as Artefact. 3 Authors and Genres. 3.1 Menander. 3.2 Callimachus. 3.3 Apollonius. 3.4 Theocritus and the Other Bucolic Poets. 3.5 Didactic Poetry. 3.6 Epigrams. 3.7 Dramatic Poetry. 3.8 Parodic and Philosophical Literature. 3.9 Polybius. 3.10 Technical Prose Writing. 4 Topics in Hellenistic Literature. 4.1 Learning and Innovation. 4.2 Book Culture and Performance. 4.3 Social and Political Background. 4.4 The Critical Impulse. 4.5 Reception in Rome. Suggested Reading. Bibliography. Index
Series Title: Blackwell guides to classical literature.
Responsibility: Kathryn Gutzwiller.


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