Latin Literature: An Anthology

byMichael VariousTranslated byMichael Grant

December 29, 2015|
Latin Literature: An Anthology by Michael Various
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A classic introduction to Latin literature, with translations of the best passages from Virgil, Livy, Ovid, Seneca and many others.

This classic anthology traces the development of Latin literature from the early Republican works of Cicero and Catullus, to the writers of the Empire such as Lucan and Petronius, to the later writings of St Augustine. The selections cover comedy and epic, history and philosophy, in prose and in verse, and each passage is prefaced by an introduction to the author and his influence. The translators range across history from Alexander Pope and Lord Byron to contemporaries. The result is a broad and brilliant overview of the civilization of Rome and its Empire--an ideal introduction to Latin literature.
MICHAEL GRANT was born in 1914. He served as an intelligence officer during the Second World War, and subsequently held academic posts at the universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Khartoum and Belfast. Over his lifetime, he published nearly fifty books on the ancient world, ranging from studies of Roman coinage, to biographies of ...
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Title:Latin Literature: An Anthology
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:464 pages, 7.79 X 5.13 X 1.08 in
Shipping dimensions:464 pages, 7.79 X 5.13 X 1.08 in
Published:December 29, 2015
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780141398112

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