The Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Volume 1, Greek Literature, Part 4, The Hellenistic Period and the Empire

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P. E. Easterling, B. M. W. Knox
Cambridge University Press, 1989 - History - 278 pages
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This series provides individual textbooks on early Greek poetry, on Greek drama, on philosophy, history and oratory, and on the literature of the Hellenistic period and of the Empire. Each part has its own appendix of authors and works, a list of works cited, and an index. This volume studies the revolutionary movement represented by the more creative of the Hellenistic poets and finally the very rich range of authors surviving from the imperial period, with rhetoric and the novel contributing a distinctive flavour to the culture of the time. Appropriately enough, the volume closes with a survey of books and readers in the ancient world, which draws attention to the bookish nature of Greek literature from the Hellenistic period onwards and points forward to its survival into the Middle Ages.
  

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Contents

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V
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VI
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VII
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VIII
46
IX
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X
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XI
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XXIII
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XXIV
119
XXV
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XXVII
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XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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Easterling is Professor of Greek at the University College London.

Knox is director emeritus of Harvard's Centre for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC.

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