Classical Literature

Classical Literature

A Very Short Introduction

Book - 2014
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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, WilliamAllan 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 Latin literature, he illustrates the variety and sophistication of these works, and considers examples from all the major genres. Ideal for the general reader interested in works of classic literature, as well as students at A-Level and University, this is a lively and lucid guide to the major authors and literary forms of the ancient period.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom :, Oxford University Press,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780199665457
Branch Call Number: 880.09 A418c 2014
Characteristics: 135 pages : illustrations, 2 maps ; 18 cm


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Mar 28, 2016

I love this "Very Short Introduction" series that offers a quick introduction to hundreds of topics. This one on Classical Literature was excellent. It briefly covered a broad range of material in Classical Literature. More than enough for a beginner on the subject to absorb.


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