By E. J. Kenney, W. V. Clausen
The Cambridge heritage of Classical Literature presents a complete, severe survey of the literature of Greece and Rome from Homer until eventually the autumn of Rome. this can be the one glossy paintings of this scope; it embodies the very massive advances made by way of contemporary classical scholarship, and displays too the expanding sophistication and energy of serious paintings on historic literature. The literature is gifted all through within the context of the tradition and the social and hisotircal procedures of which it really is a vital part. the final goal is to supply an authoritative paintings of reference and appraisal for one of many world's maximum non-stop literary traditions. The paintings is split into volumes, each one with the same and extensively chronological constitution. one of the unique positive aspects are vital introductory chapters by means of the final Editors on 'Books and Readers', discussing the stipulations less than which literature used to be written and browse in antiquity. There also are huge Appendices or Authors and Works giving exact actual details in a handy shape. Technical annotation is in a different way stored to a minimal, and all quotations in international languages are translated.