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Preposterous Poetics: The Politics and Aesthetics of Form in Late Antiquity

Preposterous Poetics: The Politics and Aesthetics of Form in Late Antiquity

Simon Goldhill
5/5 (1 ratings)
How does literary form change as Christianity and rabbinic Judaism take shape? What is the impact of literary tradition and the new pressures of religious thinking? Tracing a journey over the first millennium that includes works in Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic, this book changes our understanding of late antiquity and how its literary productions make a significant contribution to the cultural changes that have shaped western Europe.
Pages
315
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Release
June 30, 2020
ISBN
110849482X
ISBN 13
9781108494823

Preposterous Poetics: The Politics and Aesthetics of Form in Late Antiquity

Simon Goldhill
5/5 (1 ratings)
How does literary form change as Christianity and rabbinic Judaism take shape? What is the impact of literary tradition and the new pressures of religious thinking? Tracing a journey over the first millennium that includes works in Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic, this book changes our understanding of late antiquity and how its literary productions make a significant contribution to the cultural changes that have shaped western Europe.
Pages
315
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Release
June 30, 2020
ISBN
110849482X
ISBN 13
9781108494823

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