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A Companion to Late Antique Literature


A Companion to Late Antique Literature


Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World 1. Aufl.

von: Scott McGill, Edward J. Watts

161,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 27.07.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9781118830352
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 704

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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.
Notes on Contributors ix PART ONE Late Antique Literature by Language and Tradition 1 Introduction 3Scott McGill and Edward J. Watts 1 Greek 9Scott Fitzgerald Johnson 2 Latin 27Ian Wood 3 Syriac 47John W. Watt 4 Coptic 61David Brakke 5 Armenian 75Robin Darling Young 6 Georgian 87Stephen H. Rapp, Jr. 7 Middle Persian (Pahlavi) 103Touraj Daryaee 8 Languages of Arabia 123Kevin T. van Bladel PART TWO Literary Forms 141 9 Classicizing History and Historical Epitomes 143Michael Kulikowski 10 Ecclesiastical History 161Peter Van Nuffelen 11 Chronicles 177R.W. Burgess 12 Epideictic Oratory 193Alex Petkas 13 Panegyric 209Roger Rees 14 Epic Poetry 221Mary Whitby and Michael Roberts 15 Epigrams, Occasional Poetry, and Poetic Games 241Bret Mulligan 16 Christian Poetry 259Laura Miguélez?Cavero and Scott McGill 17 Prosimetra 281Joel C. Relihan 18 Philosophical Commentary 297Han Baltussen 19 Biblical Commentary 313Marie?Pierre Bussières 20 Christian Theological Literature 327Josef Lössl 21 Sermons 343Jaclyn Maxwell 22 Travel and Pilgrimage Literature 359Jan Willem Drijvers 23 Biography, Autobiography, and Hagiography 373Sarah Insley and Jeanne?Nicole Mellon Saint?Laurent 24 Epistolography 389Cristiana Sogno and Edward J. Watts 25 Pseudepigraphy 401Javier Martínez 26 Legal Texts 417Charles N. Aull 27 Handbooks, Epitomes, and Florilegia 431Marietta Horster and Christiane Reitz 28 Grammar 451Alessandro Garcea 29 School Texts 471Lillian I. Larsen 30 Literature of Knowledge 491Marco Formisano 31 Inscriptions 505Raymond Van Dam 32 Translation 523Daniel King 33 Antiquarian Literature 539Christopher Kelly PART THREE Reception 555 34 Late Antique Literature in Byzantium 557Anthony Kaldellis 35 The Arabic Reception of Late Antique Literature 569Kevin T. van Bladel 36 Late Antique Literature in the Western Middle Ages 583Joseph Pucci 37 Early Modern Receptions of Late Ancient Literature 597Diane Shane Fruchtman 38 Edward Gibbon and Late Antique Literature 611Gavin Kelly 39 Nineteenth? and Twentieth?Century Visions of Late Antique Literature 627James Uden Index 643
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.
A COMPANION TO LATE ANTIQUE LITERATURE 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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