By Hose, Martin; Schenker, David J
A spouse to Greek Literature offers a finished creation to the wide variety of texts and literary kinds 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.
- Features contributions from quite a lot of proven specialists and rising students of Greek literature
- Offers accomplished insurance of the various genres and literary types produced through the traditional Greeks—including epic and lyric poetry, oratory, historiography, biography, philosophy, the radical, and technical literature
- Includes readings that tackle the construction and transmission of historic Greek texts, old reception, person authors, and lots more and plenty more
- Explores the topic of historic Greek literature in leading edge ways
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Inv. 9875; Horden 2002, 85–95. 19 Measures listed in Cavallo and Maehler 2008, nrr. 1 and 2 (with plates and full references). 20 This change of attitude toward writing and books is stressed also by Harris 1989, 116–46; 329, usually very prudent on the extent of literacy in ancient Greece and Rome. 21 Cf. Cavallo 1998, 228–42, for the Hellenistic period; Johnson 2004 for the imperial age. 22 Cavallo 2005, 213–33; Del Corso 2010; see in general also Hägg 1991, 90–101. A different perspective in Stephens 1994.
On this point, Latin writers have been much more generous: the epistles of Cicero and Pliny the Younger, Gellius’ Attic Nights, Quintilian’s Institutio oratoria (and the list could be much longer) are inexhaustible sources of information about the making of literary texts in ancient Rome (Pecere 2011). For the Greek world, we have nothing comparable. In Greek texts the materiality of the writing processes too often appears to be under a veil; even when an author speaks about his relationship with books and writing, usually he assumes an allusive tone, presuming the knowledge of things or facts we can no longer understand.
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