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Title A companion to late antique literature / edited by Scott McGill and Edward J. Watts
Published Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018
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Series Blackwell companions to the ancient world
Blackwell companions to the ancient world. Ancient history.
Contents Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Part One Late Antique Literature by Language and Tradition; Introduction; Chapter One Greek; References; Chapter Two Latin; 2.1 Panegyric and Secular Oratory; 2.2 Sermons; 2.3 Philosophy; 2.4 Secular Verse; 2.5 Religious Verse; 2.6 Letter Writing; 2.7 History Writing; 2.8 Christian History and Hagiography; References; Chapter Three Syriac; 3.1 Biblical Commentary; 3.2 Poetry; 3.3 Theology; 3.4 Biography and Hagiography; 3.5 Rhetoric and Epistolography; 3.6 Historiography; 3.7 Philosophy and Translation; References
6.5 Christian History in Iranic ColorsReferences; Chapter Seven Middle Persian (Pahlavi); 7.1 Commentary on the Avesta; 7.2 Philosophical and Debate Texts; 7.3 Apocalyptic and Visionary Texts; 7.4 Didactic Texts; 7.5 Geographical and Epic Texts; 7.6 Legal Texts; 7.7 Cultural Texts; 7.8 Dictionaries; 7.9 Christian and Manichaean Literature in Middle Persian; 7.10 Pahlavi Literature in Contact with Greek and Sanskrit Literature and Islam; 7.11 Conclusion; References; Chapter Eight Languages of Arabia; References; Part Two Literary Forms; Chapter Nine Classicizing History and Historical Epitomes
Chapter Four Coptic4.1 The Problems of "Coptic Literature" and its History; 4.2 Translation and the Origins of Coptic Literature; 4.3 Original Coptic Literature: From Pachomius and Shenoute to the Muslim Conquest; References; Chapter Five Armenian; 5.1 Ecclesiastical and Theological Works in Prose; 5.2 Historians; References; Chapter Six Georgian; 6.1 Earliest Original Georgian Literature: Hagiography; 6.2 Christian Kʻartʻli and the Iranian Commonwealth; 6.3 Conversion Stories and Acculturating Parthians; 6.4 The Dawn of Georgian Historiography: Hambavi mepʻet ʻa
Chapter Fourteen Epic Poetry14.1 Greek Epic; 14.2 Latin Epic; References; Chapter Fifteen Epigrams, Occasional Poetry, and Poetic Games; References; Chapter Sixteen Christian Poetry; 16.1 Greek Christian Poetry; 16.2 Latin Christian Poetry; Acknowledgment; References; Chapter Seventeen Prosimetra; 17.1 Introduction; 17.2 Popular Origins of Mixed-Meter Satire; 17.3 The Extraordinary Verses of Consolation; 17.4 Literary Shifts in the Second Century; 17.5 The Evidence of Sympotic Literature; 17.6 Conclusion: Two Pre-Boethian, Two Post-Boethian Traditions; Acknowledgment; References
Summary This volume presents a broad review of late antique literature. The late antique period encompasses a significant transitional era in literary history from the mid-third century to the early seventh century. The volume covers notable Greek and Latin texts of the period and provides a varied overview of literature written in six other late antique languages. It explores the histories, forms, features, audiences, and uses of the literature of the period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Christian literature, Early -- History and criticism.
Greek literature -- History and criticism.
Latin literature -- History and criticism.
Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism.
Middle Eastern literature -- History and criticism.
Christian literature, Early.
Greek literature.
Latin literature.
Literature, Medieval.
Middle Eastern literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author McGill, Scott, 1968- editor.
Watts, Edward Jay, 1975- editor.
LC no. 2018005932
ISBN 1118830350