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Modern literature teems with classical allusions. This book is a convenient guide to the important names and facts of classical antquity for today's reader. Over 95 articles explain the multiple elements of classical literature, give some account of the principal authors and their subjects, and describe important mythological figures.
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M.C. Howatson is Fellow of St. Anne's College, Oxford, and University Lecturer in Classical Languages in the University of Oxford.
This opulent companion offers the general reader help of every kind in the understanding of classical literature. More than a handbook of authors and titles, the guide illumines the faded images of mythological and historical figures, as well as providing articles on general topics: e.g., genre, theater, politics, religion, the transmission of texts through the Renaissance, and such intimate mysteries as meter. This extensively redesigned second edition, assuming no prior knowledge of ancient languages, greatly expands upon and brings up to date Paul Harvey's popular original volume, published in 1937. This edition should enjoy its own quinquagenial (or 50th) anniversary.
- Stephen Scully, Boston Univ.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1985. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110192814907
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