Classical Literature: A Concise History

  • Publish Date: 2004-08-20
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Richard Rutherford
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This accessible one-volume survey of the literature of Greece and Rome covers the period between Homer around 700 BC and Augustine around AD 410.

  • Highlights what is important historically and of continuing interest and value in classical literature.
  • An introduction by the editor presents essential information in a concise, accessible way.
  • Each chapter focuses on a particular genre or area of literature.
  • This structure allows readers to see continuities between different periods and to move easily between the Greek and Roman worlds.
  • Includes extensive quotations in English.
  • A timeline and an index of authors help to make the material as accessible as possible.