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A companion edition to A Handbook of Greek Literature, A Handbook of Latin Literature is an excellent resource for anyone who reads, studies, teaches, or writes literature. The Handbook:
- is a portable, affordable, and comprehensive treatment of the authors, works and times
- contains astute and sensitive analysis
- covers all authors of pagan and Christian literature including: Augustine, Boethius, Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, Horace, Livy, Lucretius, Martial, Ovid, Plautus, Servius, Terence, and Vergil
- includes an extensive bibliography by Professor E. Courtney
- has an index of names, places, and terms
"Like its companion, my Handbook of Greek Literature, this volume claims no originality of matter or treatment, but is an attempt to put together, within a moderate compass, such things as are known or reasonably supposed concerning the classical and early post-classical writings in the Latin tongue. In one respect it differs from the other work. That excluded all Jewish and Christian authors as representing a spirit totally different from that of Greece and therefore needing to be treated separately. But Latin Christianity, so far as the author can perceive, is separated by no such gap from the main stream of Western literature. . . . Consequently the reader will find, in the last chapter, a sketch of those Christian writers whose interest for the non-theologian seemed greatest or their influence in any direction most important." From the Author's Preface."See all Product Description