skip to content
A guide to Hellenistic literature Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

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
Summary:
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...
Getting this item's online copy... Getting this item's online copy...

Find a copy in the library

Getting this item's location and availability... Getting this item's location and availability...

WorldCat

Find it in libraries globally
Worldwide libraries own this item

Details

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.

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.
Retrieving notes about this item Retrieving notes about this item

Reviews

User-contributed reviews

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.