Classical Literature

Classical Literature A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions

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Synopsis

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 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, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Book information

ISBN: 9780199665457
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
Edition: First edition
DEWEY: 880.09
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 135
Weight: 148g
Height: 174mm
Width: 137mm
Spine width: 8mm