"Authoritative and well written...a beautifully produced and reasonably priced volume."--Anglo-Hellenic Review
'Our present appreciation of Greek and Roman literature should be informed and influenced by consideration of what it was originally appreciated for. The past, for all its alienness, affects and changes the present.' The focus of this book - its new perspective - is on the 'receivers' of literature: readers, spectators, and audiences. Six contributors, drawn from both sides of the Atlantic, explore the various and changing interactions between the makers of literature and their audiences or readers from the earliest Greek poetry through to the drama, history, and philosophy of Greece under Roman rule. The contributors deploy fresh insights to map out lively and provocative, yet accessible, surveys. They cover the kinds of literature which have shaped western culture - epic, lyric, tragedy, comedy, history, philosophy, rhetoric, epigram, elegy, pastoral, satire, biography, epistle, declamation, and panegyric. Who were the audiences, and why did they regard their literature as so important?
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110192893033
Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0192893033