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978-0-393-03426-4 / 9780393034264

The Norton Book of Classical Literature

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Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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HardCover Pub Date: 1993 07 Pages: 866 Publisher: WW Norton & Co. The literature of the classical world that has survived is a pitiful remnant of what once existed .... So begins Bernard Knox's preface to an anthology that introduces the modern reader to the enormous eadth and rich variety of that pitiful remnant - the foundation of Western literature and culture. the inspiration for writers from Dante to Shakespeare to TS Eliot. However much - or little - of it we may have read. classical literature has shaped our world and how we perceive it.Yet for most of us classical writing is little more than a narrow circle of legendary figures. The names of Homer. Aeschylus. Plato. Virgil. and Saint Augustine are familiar. but behind their work lies a vast fellowship of writers with a common mythological and artistic heritage. The Norton Book of Classical Literature thus includes no...

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