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A guide to Hellenistic literature

Author: Kathryn J Gutzwiller
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2007
Series: Blackwell guides to classical literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a guide to the extraordinarily diverse literature of the Hellenistic period. - A guide to the literature of the Hellenistic age, from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE to the Battle of Actium in 31 BC - Provides overviews of the social, political, intellectual and literary historical contexts in which Hellenistic literature was produced - Introduces the major writers and genres of the period -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
xii, 261 p. : ill., maps
(DLC) 2006025004
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn J Gutzwiller
ISBN: 9781782688372 1782688374
OCLC Number: 854470176
Description: 1 online resource (44 entries) : 14 images, digital files.
Contents: History and culture --
Aesthetics and style --
Authors and genres --
Topics in Hellenistic literature. List of Figures --
List of Maps --
Preface --
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 of Rhodes --
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 in Literature and Art --
4.5 Reception in Rome --
Chronological Tables.
Series Title: Blackwell guides to classical literature.
Responsibility: Kathryn Gutzwiller.
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Abstract:

This book is a guide to the extraordinarily diverse literature of the Hellenistic period. - A guide to the literature of the Hellenistic age, from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE to the Battle of Actium in 31 BC - Provides overviews of the social, political, intellectual and literary historical contexts in which Hellenistic literature was produced - Introduces the major writers and genres of the period - Provides information about style, meter and languages to aid readers with no prior knowledge of the language in understanding technical aspects of literary Greek - Distinctive in its coverage of current issues in Hellenistic criticism, including audience reception, the political and social background, and Hellenistic theories of literature.

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