McGill, Scott

A Companion to Late Antique Literature

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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.


Guide to Late Antique Literature; Greek Late Antique Literature; Latin Late Antique Literature; Syriac Late Antique Literature; Coptic Late Antique Literature; Armenian Late Antique Literature; Georgian Late Antique Literature; Middle Persian Late Antique Literature; Arabian Late Antique Literature; Classicizing History and Historical Epitomes; Ecclesiastical Historiography Late Antique Literature; Late Antique Literature Chronicles; Epideictic Oratory and Late Antique Literature; Panegyric and Late Antique Literature; Epic Poetry in the Late Antique era; Epigrams, Occasional Poetry, and Poetic Games in Late Antique Literature; Christian Poetry Late Antique Literature; Prosimetra and Late Antique Literature; Philosophy and Philosophical Commentary in Late Antique Literature; Biblical Commentary Late Antique Literature

, Ancient & Classical Studies, General Literature, Ancient & Classical Studies, General Literature
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World
Page amount
704 pages
Litterary Studies
Printed ISBN

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