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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From popular histories through to reworkings of classical subject matter by contemporary poets, dramatists, and novelists, the classical world and the masterpieces of its literature continue to fascinate readers and audiences in a huge variety of media. In this Very Short Introduction, WilliamAllan explores what the "classics" are and why they continue to shape our Western concepts of literature. Presenting a range of material from both Greek and Latin literature, he illustrates the variety and sophistication of these works, and considers examples from all the major genres.Ideal for the general reader interested in works of classic literature, as well as students at A-Level and University, this is a lively and lucid guide to the major authors and literary forms of the ancient period.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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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