A Guide to Hellenistic Literature

Book Details

Author  Kathryn Gutzwiller
Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   May 7, 2007
ISBN  0631233229
Pages  278

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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

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