Beyond Greek: The Beginnings of Latin Literature

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Harvard University Press, Jan 1, 2016 - History - 393 pages
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Ancient Roman authors are firmly established in the Western canon, and yet the birth of Latin literature was far from inevitable. The cultural flourishing that eventually produced the Latin classics was one of the strangest events in history, as Denis Feeney demonstrates in this bold revision.
 

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Contents

Introduction
Languages Scripts Texts
The Roman Translation Project
The Interface between Latin and Greek
Middle Grounds Zones of Contact
A Stage for an Imperial Power
A Literature in the Latin Language
The Impact and Reach of the New Literature
Acts of Comparison
Joining the Network
Notes
References
Index
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