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A Companion to Latin Literature

Harrison, S. J.

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ISBN 10: 0631235299 / ISBN 13: 9780631235293
Published by Blackwell Pub, Somerset, 2005
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Title: A Companion to Latin Literature

Publisher: Blackwell Pub, Somerset

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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A Companion to Latin Literature gives an authoritativeaccount of Latin literature from its beginnings in the thirdcentury BC through to the end of the second century AD.


  • Provides expert overview of the main periods of Latin literaryhistory, major genres, and key themes
  • Covers all the major Latin works of prose and poetry, fromEnnius to Augustine, including Lucretius, Cicero, Catullus, Livy,Vergil, Seneca, and Apuleius
  • Includes invaluable reference material – dictionaryentries on authors, chronological chart of political and literaryhistory, and an annotated bibliography
  • Serves as both a discursive literary history and a generalreference book

Book Description:

A Companion to Latin Literature gives an authoritative account of Latin literature from its beginnings in the third century bc through to the end of the second century ad. The volume provides the reader with a comprehensive reference for Latin literature. It includes a narrative history, an overview of all major genres, and coverage of key themes - all written by experts in their fields. As an invaluable resource for the student, the book also includes dictionary entries on Latin authors, a chronological chart of political and literary history, and a large annotated bibliography. The volume thus combines the virtues of a discursive literary history and a general reference book.

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