Below the Roman Empire Greek literature skilled a renaissance. This flowering of curiosity within the Classics used to be partially a revival of the normal tradition linked to the wonderful prior and partly a improvement of latest varieties equivalent to the radical, the classical lecture and the erotic letter. This literature has characteristically been significantly underrated and the essays during this 1982 quantity of Yale Classical stories have been gathered in an try and draw realization to the literary excellence of a few undeservedly ignored authors and to motivate extra readers to take them heavily. because the editors say of their creation: 'nowadays we glance to papyrology for ocasional revelations of interesting new items of historic literature, yet there are masterpieces already at the cabinets ready to be noticed'. This ebook might be of curiosity to scholars of Greek literature and historic hsitory, specifically to these excited by post-Hellenistic Greek tradition.
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