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    DescriptionThe most up-to-date history of Greek literature from its Homeric origins to the age of Augustus. Greek literary production throughout this period of some eight centuries is embedded in its historical and social context, and Professor Dihle sees this literature as a historical phenomenon, a particular mode of linguistic communication, with its specific forms developing both in an organic way and in response to the changing world around. In this it differs from conventional humanist approaches to Greek and Latin literature which analyse the works as objects of timeless value independent of any historical setting or purpose. This magisterial survey by one of the leading European authorities on classical literature will establish itself, as it already has in Germany, as the standard account of the subject.


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    Title
    History of Greek Literature
    Subtitle
    From Homer to the Hellenistic Period
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Albrecht Dihle, By (author) Clare Krojzl, Translated by Clare Krojzl
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 344
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 742 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415086202
    ISBN 10: 0415086205
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190
    B&T Approval Code: A24204000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15770
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 880.9001
    DC20: 880.9
    LC classification: PA3057.D51, PA3057 .D513 1994b
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    20 September 1994
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    "He writes with such verve and grasp, deftly passing over all that is inessential, that one is induced to reach again for one's Thucydides or Aristophanes."-Mainzer Volksblatt "An original power of conceptualisation repeatedly opens up new perspectives, even in these well-known and much discussed areas of Greek literature, and provides the reader with a new wealth of learning as well as aesthetic enjoyment."-Erich Thummer, "Anzeiger fur Altertumswissenschaft "This translation of Dihle's 1991 publication offers a thorough literary history that reads more like a story than a handbook ... Especially uesful for those who want a broad understanding of the developments in Greek literature from Homer up to the time of Augustus."-"Religious Studies Review
    Table of contents
    Preface Archaic Literature 1. The Beginnings and Early Epic Poetry 2. The Earliest Non-epic Poetry 3. Early Prose 4. Late Archaic Poetry 5. Philosophy and Science Classical Literature of the Fifth Century B.C. 6. Aeschylus and the Beginnings of Tragedy 7. Sophocles and Euripides 8. Old Comedy 9. Philosophy, Rhetoric and Science 10. Herodotus and Thucydides Classical Literature of the Fourth Century B.C. 11. Socrates and Socratic Literature 12. Plato, Aristotle and their Schools 13. Rhetoric 14. Entertainment Literature, Factual Literature and Historiography 15. Poetry Hellenistic Literature 16. Hellenism and its Philosophy 17. Dramatic Poetry 18. Callimachus and Lyric Poetry 19. Apollonius Rhodius and Epic Poetry 20. Theocritus and Pastoral Poetry 21. The Epigram 22. Specialist Prose and Rhetoric 23. Historiography and Geography 24. Entertainment Literature 25. Jewish Literature Epilogue Bibliography Index