Fishpond Gift Vouchers - Let them choose!

New Zealand's Lowest Prices. Guaranteed

Plutarch
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Introduction; Text; Commentary; Bibliography; General index; Index of passages discussed.

Introduction; Text; Commentary; Bibliography; General index; Index of passages discussed.

Promotional Information

A full treatment of this major source on ancient literary education by two of the leading scholars in the field.

About the Author

Richard Hunter is Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Cambridge, where he has taught since 1978, and a Fellow of Trinity College. His most recent books include The Shadow of Callimachus (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and Critical Moments in Classical Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2009). Many of his essays have been collected in On Coming After: Studies in Post-Classical Greek Literature and its Reception (2008). He holds an honorary degree from the University of Thessaloniki, and is a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Donald Russell taught ancient literature at St John's College, Oxford for many years, and is one of the world's best known scholars in the fields of ancient criticism and rhetoric. Among his many publications, of particular relevance to the current project are his editions of Longinus' 'On the Sublime' (published 1964) and Quintilian (published 2001), and the monographs Plutarch (2nd edition, 2001) and Criticism in Antiquity (2nd edition, 2001). He has been a Fellow of the British Academy since 1971.

Reviews

'It is one of the most informative and intriguing of the studies on ancient reading that I have encountered in some years.' Peter Toohey, Comptes Rendus
"This edition by Richard Hunter and Donald Russell of Plutarch's major treatise on education and literature represents the Cambridge "Green and Yellow" commentaries at their best. It provides a wealth of information on sources, parallels, style, and the structure of the argument, yet does not neglect the needs of the mid-level student of Greek, helpfully explaining abstruse words and difficult expressions ... Hunter and Russell have produced a major work of scholarship, invaluable for understanding ancient ideas of literature and its function. It belongs in the library of anyone interested in how the ancients read." Classical World
"It is one of the most informative and intriguing of the studies on ancient reading that I have encountered in some years." Peter Toohey, Comptes Rendus

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Plutarch on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond Retail Limited.
Back to top