Free Book Online
Book Roman Literary Culture: From Cicero to Apuleius (Ancient Society and History)

Pdf

Roman Literary Culture: From Cicero to Apuleius (Ancient Society and History)

4.4 (1933)

Log in to rate this item

    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Roman Literary Culture: From Cicero to Apuleius (Ancient Society and History).pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Professor Elaine Fantham (Author)

    Book details


'This is a book that needed to be written in answer to a deep gap in our resources on Latin literature... we owe Fantham much gratitude for having the energy and wisdom to undertake this demanding and original project. Every Latinist should study her book.' -- William S. Anderson, American Journal of Philology

Scholars of ancient literature have often focused on the works and lives of major authors rather than on such questions as how these works were produced and who read them. In Roman Literary Culture, Elaine Fantham fills that void by examining the changing social and historical context of literary production in ancient Rome and its empire. Fantham discusses the habits of Roman readers and developments in their means of access to literature, from booksellers and copyists to pirated publications and libraries. She examines the issues of patronage and the utility of literature. She shows how the constraints of the physical object itself -- the ancient 'book' -- influenced the practice of both reading and writing. And she explores the ways in which ancient criticism and critical attitudes reflected cultural assumptions of the time.

'The book remains thoroughly absorbing from the account of late republican literary culture through the imperial, and especially the Neronian, periods, and continues to instruct and delight concerning cultural decline in the age of the Antonines.' -- Robert P. Sonkowsky, Phi Beta Kappa Key Reporter

' Roman Literary Culture is an important work, full of learning, which serves simultaneously to deepen our appreciation of Latin literature in its social context, to provoke further exploration of the questions the author raises, and to continue debate concerning certain of the answers.' -- Jeri Blair DeBrohun, New England Classical Journal

3.3 (7868)
  • Pdf

*An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Formats for this Ebook

PDF
Required Software Any PDF Reader, Apple Preview
Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.
# of Devices Unlimited
Flowing Text / Pages Pages
Printable? Yes

Book details

  • PDF | 352 pages
  • Professor Elaine Fantham (Author)
  • The Johns Hopkins University Press (9 May 1996)
  • English
  • 7
  • Poetry, Drama Criticism

Read online or download a free book: Roman Literary Culture: From Cicero to Apuleius (Ancient Society and History)

 

Review Text


Name:
Email*:
The message text*:

Other Ebook