A Very Short IntroductionBook - 2014
From popular histories through to reworkings of classical subject matter by contemporary poets, dramatists, and novelists, the classical world and the masterpieces of its literature continue to fascinate readers and audiences in a huge variety of media. In this Very Short Introduction, William Allan explores what the 'classics' are and why they continue to shape our Western concepts of literature. Presenting a range of material from both Greek and Latinliterature, he illustrates the variety and sophistication of these works, and considers examples from all the major genres. This is a lively and lucid guide to the major authors and literary forms of theancient period.
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom :, Oxford University Press,, 
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 880.09 A418c 2014
Characteristics: 135 pages : illustrations, 2 maps ; 18 cm