A Companion to Late Antique Literature

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Scott McGill, Edward J. Watts
John Wiley & Sons, 12 sep. 2018 - 704 páginas

Noted scholars in the field explore the rich variety of late antique literature

With contributions from leading scholars in the field, A Companion to Late Antique Literature presents a broad review of late antique literature. The late antique period encompasses a significant transitional era in literary history from the mid-third century to the early seventh century. The Companion covers notable Greek and Latin texts of the period and provides a varied overview of literature written in six other late antique languages. Comprehensive in scope, this important volume presents new research, methodologies, and significant debates in the field.

The Companion explores the histories, forms, features, audiences, and uses of the literature of the period. This authoritative text:

  • Provides an inclusive overview of late antique literature
  • Offers the widest survey to date of the literary traditions and forms of the period, including those in several languages other than Greek and Latin
  • Presents the most current research and new methodologies in the field
  • Contains contributions from an international group of contributors

Written for students and scholars of late antiquity, this comprehensive volume provides an authoritative review of the literature from the era.

 

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Índice

Greek
9
Latin
27
Syriac
47
Coptic
61
Armenian
75
Middle Persian Pahlavi
103
Languages of Arabia
123
PART TWO Literary Forms
141
Travel and Pilgrimage Literature
359
Biography Autobiography and Hagiography
373
Epistolography
389
Pseudepigraphy
401
Legal Texts
417
Handbooks Epitomes and Florilegia
431
Grammar
451
School Texts
471

Ecclesiastical History
161
Chronicles
177
Epideictic Oratory
193
Panegyric
209
Epic Poetry
221
Epigrams Occasional Poetry and Poetic Games
241
Christian Poetry
259
Prosimetra
281
Philosophical Commentary
297
Biblical Commentary
313
Christian Theological Literature
327
Sermons
343
Literature of Knowledge
491
Inscriptions
505
Translation
523
Antiquarian Literature
539
Late Antique Literature in Byzantium
557
Late Antique Literature in the Western Middle Ages
583
Early Modern Receptions of Late Ancient Literature
597
Edward Gibbon and Late Antique Literature
611
Nineteenth and TwentiethCentury Visions
627
Index
643
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Scott McGill is Professor of Classics at Rice University. He is the author of Plagiarism in Latin Literature and Virgil Recomposed: The Mythological and Secular Virgilian Centos in Antiquity and the translator of Juvencus' Four Books of the Gospels.

Edward J. Watts is Alkiviadis Vassiliadis Chair and Professor of History at University of California, San Diego. He is the author of four books including The Final Pagan Generation and Hypatia: The Life and Legend of an Ancient Philosopher.

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