Latin Literature: A History

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JHU Press, Nov 4, 1999 - History - 827 pages
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This authoritative history of Latin literature offers a comprehensive survey of the thousand-year period from the origins of Latin as a written language to the early Middle Ages. At once a reference work, a bibliographic guide, a literary study, and a reader's handbook, Latin Literature: A History is the first work of its kind to appear in English in nearly four decades. From the first examples of written Latin through Gregory of Tours in the sixth century and the Venerable Bede in the seventh, Latin Literature offers a wide-ranging panorama of all major Latin authors. Including names, dates, edition citations, and detailed summaries, the work combines the virtues of an encyclopedia with the critical intelligence readers have come to expect from Italy's leading Latinist, Gian Biagio Conte.

  

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Not the absolute best book on the subject... but probably the best one that is actually accessible to a lay person or high school student. Read full review

Contents

Literary History and Historiography
1
PART ONE The Early and Middle Republics
13
PART
21
The Early Roman Theater
29
Livius Andronicus
39
Naevius
43
Plautus
49
Caecilius Statius
65
From Its Beginnings to the Early Empire
394
Seneca
408
The Poetic Genres in the JulioClaudian Period
426
Lucan
440
Petronius
453
Persius and Juvenal
467
Epic in the Flavian Period
481
Pliny the Elder and Specialist Knowledge
497

Literature and Culture in the Period of the Conquests
71
Cato
85
Terence
92
Lucretius
155
Cicero
175
Philology Biography and Antiquarianism at the End of
209
Caesar
225
Sallust
234
Virgil
262
Horace
292
Tibullus and Propertius
321
Ovid
340
Livy
367
Scholarship and Technical Disciplines
386
Martial and the Epigram
505
Quintilian
512
The Age of the Adoptive Emperors
519
Pliny the Younger
525
Suetonius and the Minor Historians
546
Apuleius
553
Philology Rhetoric and Literary Criticism Law
571
The Poetae Novelli
588
401
672
The Apogee of Christian Culture
678
From Honorius to Odoacer 410476
698
Appendixes
729
Index of Names
819
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About the author (1999)

Gian Biagio Conte is a professor of Latin literature in the Department of Classical Philology at the University of Pisa, Italy.

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