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Greek Literature in the Roman Empire (Classical World)

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In this book Jason Konig offers for the first time an accessible yet comprehensive account of the multi-faceted Greek literature of the Roman Empire, focusing especially on the first three centuries AD. He covers in turn the Greek novels of this period, the satirical writing of Lucian, rhetoric, philosophy, scientific and miscellanistic writing, geography and history, biography and poetry, providing a vivid introduction to key texts, with extensive quotation in translation. The challenges and pleasures these texts offer to their readers have come to be newly appreciated in the classical scholarship of the last two or three decades. In addition there has been renewed interest in the role played by novelistic and rhetorical writing in the Greek culture of the Roman Empire more broadly, and in the many different ways in which these texts respond to the world around them. This volume offers a broad introduction to those exciting developments.

Synopsis:

This book offers an accessible, comprehensive account of the multifaceted Greek literature of the Roman Empire, focusing especially on the first three centuries AD. It covers in turn the Greek novels of this period, the satirical writing of Lucian, rhetoric, philosophy, scientific and miscellanistic writing, geography and history, biography and poetry. Jason Konig provides a vivid introduction to key texts, with extensive quotation in translation, and looks beyond the most commonly studied authors to reveal the full richness of this period's literature.

Synopsis:

Offers a comprehensive account of the multi-faceted Greek literature of the Roman Empire, focusing especially on the first three centuries AD. This work covers in turn the Greek novels of this period, the satirical writing of Lucian, and rhetoric, philosophy, scientific and miscellanistic writing that provide an introduction to key texts.

About the Author

Jason Konig is Senior Lecturer in Greek and Classical Studies, University of St Andrews. His publications include 'Athletics and Literature in the Roman Empire' (2005) and 'Ordering Knowledge in the Roman World' (jointly edited with Tim Whitmarsh) (2007).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781853997136
Author:
Konig, Jason
Publisher:
Bristol Classical Press
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Classics-General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Classical World
Publication Date:
20090702
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.4 x 0.4 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This book offers an accessible, comprehensive account of the multifaceted Greek literature of the Roman Empire, focusing especially on the first three centuries AD. It covers in turn the Greek novels of this period, the satirical writing of Lucian, rhetoric, philosophy, scientific and miscellanistic writing, geography and history, biography and poetry. Jason Konig provides a vivid introduction to key texts, with extensive quotation in translation, and looks beyond the most commonly studied authors to reveal the full richness of this period's literature.
"Synopsis" by ,
Offers a comprehensive account of the multi-faceted Greek literature of the Roman Empire, focusing especially on the first three centuries AD. This work covers in turn the Greek novels of this period, the satirical writing of Lucian, and rhetoric, philosophy, scientific and miscellanistic writing that provide an introduction to key texts.
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