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by Jason Konig


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His publications include 'Athletics and Literature in the Roman Empire' (2005).

Jason Konig is Senior Lecturer in Greek and Classical Studies, University of St Andrews.

This book is about time and local history in the Greek world. Against a background of Roman debates about Greek culture and Roman decadence, Augustus promoted the ideal of a Roman debt to a 'classical' Greece rooted in Europe and morally opposed to a stereotyped Asia. It argues that choices concerning the articulation and expression of time reflect the values of both those who 'make' it and their audiences. In Greece the regime signalled its admiration for Athens, Sparta, Olympia and Plataea as symbols of these past Greek glories.

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Greek Literature in the Roman Empire. Bloomsbury Academic, Bristol Classical Press.

The Romans commanded the largest and most complex empire the world had . Jason Konig is Lecturer in Greek and Classical Studies at the University of St Andrews

The Romans commanded the largest and most complex empire the world had ever seen, or would see until modern times. The challenges, however, were not just political, economic and military: Rome was also the hub of a vast information network, drawing in worldwide expertise and refashioning it for its own purposes. Jason Konig is Lecturer in Greek and Classical Studies at the University of St Andrews. Tim Whitmarsh is Professor of Ancient Literature at the University of Exeter.

In this book Jason Konig offers for the first time an accessible yet comprehensive account of the multi-faceted Greek literature of the Roman Empire, focusing especially on the first three centuries AD. He covers in turn the Greek novels of this period, the satirical writing of Lucian, rhetoric, philosophy, scientific and miscellanistic writing, geography and history, biography and poetry, providing a vivid introduction to key texts, with extensive quotation in translation. The challenges and pleasures these texts offer to their readers have come to be newly appreciated in the classical scholarship of the last two or three decades. In addition there has been renewed interest in the role played by novelistic and rhetorical writing in the Greek culture of the Roman Empire more broadly, and in the many different ways in which these texts respond to the world around them. This volume offers a broad introduction to those exciting developments.


Greek Literature in the Roman Empire (Classical World series) download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Jason Konig
ISBN: 1853997137
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press (July 2, 2009)
Pages: 128 pages