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.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
April 15, 2014
Very short introductions ; 382
First edition published in 2014.
135 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
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