Classical literature : a very short introduction (Very Short Introduction) (#0704LV4)

by Allan, William
Paperback Oxford University Press, 2014
Price: USD 11.95
Description: 135 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
Dewey: 880; Int Lvl: AD


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Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-131) and index.;History, genre, text -- Epic -- Lyric and personal poetry -- Drama -- Historiography -- Oratory -- Pastoral -- Satire -- Novel. A brief introduction to classical literature that covers drama, oratory, satire, personal poetry, and more.

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William Allan's Very Short Introduction provides a concise and lively guide to the major authors, genres, and periods of classical literature. Drawing upon a wealth of material, he reveals just what makes the 'classics' such masterpieces and why they continue to influence and fascinate today.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: April 15, 2014
  • Format: Paperback
  • Series: Very short introductions ; 382
  • Edition: First edition published in 2014.
  • Dewey: 880
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 135 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 0-19-966545-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-19-966545-7
  • LCCN: 2013-953491
  • Follett Number: 0704LV4
  • Interest Level: AD

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