Fifty Key Classical Authors

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Literary Collections - 421 pages
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A chronological guide to influential Greek and Roman writers, Fifty Key Classical Authors is an invaluable introduction to the literature, philosophy and history of the ancient world. Including essays on Sappho, Polybius and Lucan, as well as on major figures such as Homer, Plato, Catullus and Cicero, this book is a vital tool for all students of classical civilization.
 

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Contents

IN THE BEGINNING
1
HOMER
3
HESIOD
12
ARCHILOCHUS
18
SAPPHO
24
ATHENIAN HEGEMONY
33
PINDAR
43
SOPHOCLES
50
LUCRETIUS
221
CATULLUS
228
SALLUST
234
AUGUSTAN
243
VIRGIL
245
HORACE
260
LIVY
269
PROPERTIUS
276

HERODOTUS
57
EURIPIDES
65
THUCYDIDES
74
ARISTOPHANES
84
FOURTH CENTURY
93
LYSIAS
95
XENOPHON
103
PLATO
110
DEMOSTHENES
118
ARISTOTLE
128
HELLENISTIC
137
MENANDER
139
CALLIMACHUS
145
APOLLONIUS RHODIUS
154
THEOCRITUS
160
EARLY ROMAN
169
ENNIUS
171
PLAUTUS
177
POLYBIUS
185
TERENCE
192
LATE REPUBLICAN
201
CICERO
203
JULIUS CAESAR
214
OVID
282
SULPICIA
291
NERONIAN AND FLAVIAN
297
SENECA THE YOUNGER
299
PETRONIUS
310
QUINTILIAN
316
LUCAN
322
MARTIAL
329
STATIUS
334
TRAJAN AND HADRIAN
343
PLUTARCH
345
TACITUS
350
PLINY THE YOUNGER
358
SUETONIUS
365
JUVENAL
370
NOT THE END
377
LUCIAN
379
APULEIUS
384
LONGUS
393
CASSIUS DIG
401
TIMELINE
407
INDEX
413
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Alison Sharrock is Professor of Classics at the University of Manchester. She is also the author of Seduction and Repetition in Ovid's Ars Amatoria 2 (1994) and Fifty Key Classical Authors (with Rhiannon Ash, 2002), and co-editor of Intratextuality: Greek and Roman Textual Relations (with Helen Morales, 2000) and The Art of Love: Bimillennial Essays on Ovid's Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris (with Roy Gibson and Steven Green, 2006).

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