Laird, Andrew - Ancient Literary Criticism, ebook

Ancient Literary Criticism

Laird, Andrew


The literary criticism of classical Greece and Rome has had an extensive influence on modern thought. The important ancient critics discussed in this book include Plato, Aristotle and Horace. This volume has a helpful

Schmitz, Thomas - Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts: An Introduction, ebook

Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts: An Introduction

Schmitz, Thomas


This book provides students and scholars of classical literature with a practical guide to modern literary theory and criticism. Using a clear and concise approach, it navigates readers through various theoretical approaches, including Russian Formalism, structuralism, deconstruction, gender

Hendrick, Charles W. - Ancient History: Monuments and Documents, ebook

Ancient History: Monuments and Documents

Hendrick, Charles W.


This book introduces students to the chief disciplines, methods and sources employed in 'doing' ancient history, as opposed to 'reading' it. The book:
Encourages readers to engage with historical sources, rather than to be passive recipients of historical tales
Gives readers a sense

Habinek, Thomas - Ancient Rhetoric and Oratory, ebook

Ancient Rhetoric and Oratory

Habinek, Thomas


This book introduces readers to the ancient rhetorical tradition by investigating key questions about the origins, nature and importance of rhetoric.
Explores the role of the orator, especially the two greatest figures of the tradition, Demosthenes and Cicero Investigates the place of

Foley, John Miles - A Companion to Ancient Epic, ebook

A Companion to Ancient Epic

Foley, John Miles


A Companion to Ancient Epic presents for the first time a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of ancient Near Eastern, Greek and Roman epic. It offers a multi-disciplinary discussion of both longstanding ideas and newer perspectives.
A Companion to

Harrison, Stephen - A Companion to Latin Literature, ebook

A Companion to Latin Literature

Harrison, Stephen


Provides expert overview of the main periods of Latin literary history, major genres, and key themes Covers all the major Latin works of prose and poetry, from Ennius to Augustine, including Lucretius, Cicero, Catullus, Livy, Vergil, Seneca, and Apuleius Includes invaluable

Gutzwiller, Kathryn - A Guide to Hellenistic Literature, ebook

A Guide to Hellenistic Literature

Gutzwiller, Kathryn


A guide to the literature of the Hellenistic age, from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE to the Battle of Actium in 31 BC Provides overviews of the social, political, intellectual and literary historical contexts in which Hellenistic literature was produced

Winkler, Martin M. - Spartacus: Film and History, ebook

Spartacus: Film and History

Winkler, Martin M.


Examines the film’s use of ancient sources, the ancient historical contexts, the political significance of the film, the history of its censorship and restoration, and its place in film history. Includes the most important passages from ancient

Wyke, Maria - Julius Caesar in Western Culture, ebook

Julius Caesar in Western Culture

Wyke, Maria


Ranges over the fields of religious, military, and political history, archaeology, architecture and urban planning, the visual arts, and literary, film, theatre and cultural studies. Examines representations of Caesar in Italy, France, Germany, Britain, and the United

Keane, Catherine - Figuring Genre in Roman Satire, ebook

Figuring Genre in Roman Satire

Keane, Catherine


Horace, Persius, and Juvenal, the verse satirists of ancient Rome, exploit this double identity to produce their colorful commentaries on social life and behavior. In a fresh comparative study that combines literary and cultural