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    Latin Literature: A History (Paperback) By (author) Gian Biagio Conte, Revised by Don P. Fowler, Revised by Glenn W. Most, Translated by Don P. Fowler, Translated by Glenn W. Most, Translated by Joseph B. Solodow

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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    Latin Literature
    Subtitle
    A History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gian Biagio Conte, Revised by Don P. Fowler, Revised by Glenn W. Most, Translated by Don P. Fowler, Translated by Glenn W. Most, Translated by Joseph B. Solodow
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 864
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 58 mm
    Weight: 1,361 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801862533
    ISBN 10: 0801862531
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADL
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: PA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T General Subject: 495
    Abridged Dewey: 809
    B&T Approval Code: A24202500
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 2ADL
    DC21: 870.9
    DC22: 870
    Thema V1.0: DSBB
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    19 November 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Gian Biagio Conte is a professor of Latin literature in the Department of Classical Philology at the University of Pisa, Italy.
    Review quote
    Conte gives the sort of biographical and historical information that might be expected in a book of this type, but with a more sophisticated awareness of the fragility of much of it than one finds in many other text books. He also gives an unfailingly intelligent and interesting account of the works themselves... His mastery of the vast range of literature that he covers is remarkable. -- Jasper Griffin New York Review of Books It will quickly become not only the preferred textbook but the standard resource for mainstream evaluations of the major surviving Latin authors through the early Middle Ages... Conte covers this era by discussing the principle writers in Latin with a remarkably concise thoroughness. Reader's Review Conte has achieved a monumental feat most scholars would shrink from attempting... [With] its relish for forgotten or underrated authors and its tight focus on cultural significance, his history shows the restlessness many late 20th-century Latinists feel with the state of their subject. -- Emily Gowers London Review of Books