A Guide to Hellenistic Literature

A Guide to Hellenistic Literature

Author(s): Kathryn Gutzwiller

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631233213

Online ISBN: 9780470690185

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690185

About this Book

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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