A Companion to Greek Literature (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A spouse to Greek Literature offers a finished advent to the wide variety of texts and literary varieties produced within the Greek language over the process a millennium starting from the sixth century BCE as much as the early years of the Byzantine Empire.

• positive aspects contributions from quite a lot of tested specialists and rising students of Greek literature
• bargains finished assurance of the various genres and literary kinds produced via the traditional Greeks--including epic and lyric poetry, oratory, historiography, biography, philosophy, the unconventional, and technical literature
• contains readings that tackle the construction and transmission of historical Greek texts, ancient reception, person authors, and lots more and plenty extra
• Explores the topic of historic Greek literature in leading edge methods

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