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Latin Literature from Seneca to Juvenal

A Critical Study

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Latin Literature from Seneca to Juvenal by G.O. Hutchinson
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This book explores central aspects of the period in Latin literature often depreciatingly termed 'Silver'. It is unusual in embracing both poetry and prose, and in offering close literary discussion of a large number of particular passages. It is not a history, but a selective and comparative study-throwing fresh light on the period as a whole, on individual authors, and on differences and affinities between genres. Most space is given to epic and tragedy, and to the prose of Seneca and Tacitus; but Juvenal, Martial, the Younger Pliny, and other authors are also treated. The book also considers large features of genre and relates these to fundamental elements of style and to the treatment of some vital themes. It aims to give the reader a feeling for this brilliant, and extraordinary writing, and a sense of the excitement and fascination of the literary period. All Latin in the text is translated.
Release date NZ
January 21st, 1993
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
382
Dimensions
147x224x27
ISBN-13
9780198146902
Product ID
2246146

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