Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World: A Companion to Late Antique Literature

Editors: McGill, Scott and Watts, Edward J.
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Wiley

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-11-883034-5
Category: Language & Literature - Literature
Image Count: 2
Book Status: Available
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With contributions from leading scholars in the field, A Companion to Late Antique Literature presents a broad review of late antique literature. 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.

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Table of Contents

  • Late Antique Literature by Language and Tradition
  • Introduction
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Syriac
  • Coptic
  • Armenian
  • Georgian
  • Middle Persian (Pahlavi)
  • Languages of Arabia
  • Literary Forms
  • Classicizing History and Historical Epitomes
  • Ecclesiastical History
  • Chronicles
  • Epideictic Oratory
  • Panegyric
  • Epic Poetry
  • Epigrams, Occasional Poetry, and Poetic Games
  • Christian Poetry
  • Prosimetra
  • Philosophical Commentary
  • Biblical Commentary
  • Christian Theological Literature
  • Sermons
  • Travel and Pilgrimage Literature
  • Biography, Autobiography, and Hagiography
  • Epistolography
  • Pseudepigraphy
  • Legal Texts
  • Handbooks, Epitomes, and Florilegia
  • Grammar
  • School Texts
  • Literature of Knowledge
  • Inscriptions
  • Translation
  • Antiquarian Literature
  • Reception
  • Late Antique Literature in Byzantium
  • The Arabic Reception of Late Antique Literature
  • Late Antique Literature in the Western Middle Ages
  • Early Modern Receptions of Late Ancient Literature
  • Edward Gibbon and Late Antique Literature
  • Nineteenth‐ and Twentieth‐Century Visions of Late Antique Literature