Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 1, The Early Republic by E. J. Kenney
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Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 1, The Early Republic
By E. J. Kenney

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 1, The Early Republic

Latin Literature v. 2

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Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 1, The Early Republic by E. J. Kenney

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In the third century BC Rome embarked on the expansion which was ultimately to leave her mistress of the Mediterranean world. As part of that expansion a national literature arose, springing from the union of native linguistic energy with Greek literary forms. Shortly after the middle of the century the first Latin play took the stage; by 100 BC most of the important genres invented by the Greeks - epic, tragedy, comedy, historiography, oratory - were solidly established in their adoptive Roman forms, and a new genre, satire, had been born. The chapters in this volume describe and analyse the process of creative adaptation which shaped the beginnings of Latin literature and laid the foundations for its future development as one of the great literatures of the world. Essential background is provided by introductory chapters on readers and critics in the Roman world. In these are described the form of the books themselves and the conditions under which they were produced, circulated and read. The whole volume offers an indispensable introduction to the understanding of the nature and quality of Latin literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521273756
ISBN-10: 0521273757
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 236
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Jul-1983
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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