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preparatory reading

In addition to acquiring familiarity with the set texts, students are encouraged to consult the following:

(1) on Late Antiquity and Late Latin literature:

  • Cameron, Alan (2010) The Last Pagans of Rome. Cary: Oxford University Press.
  • Elsner, J. & Hern├índez Lobato, J. 2017. The poetics of late Latin literature, Oxford University Press, New York, NY.
  • Goldhill, S. 2020. Preposterous poetics: the politics and aesthetics of form in late antiquity. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Lenski, N.E. (2006) The Cambridge companion to the Age of Constantine. Cambridge.
  • McGill, S. and Pucci, J.M. (2016) Classics renewed : reception and innovation in the Latin poetry of Late Antiquity. Heidelberg.
  • Swain, S. & Edwards, M.J. 2006. Approaching late antiquity: the transformation from early to late empire, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Roberts, M. 2018, The Jeweled Style: Poetry and Poetics in Late Antiquity, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.
  • Rousseau, P. and Raithel, J. (2009) A companion to late Antiquity. Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Watts E. J., McGill S., McGill S. and Watts E. J.(Eds.) 2018. A companion to late antique literature. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ.

(2) on image-text relations:

  • Barkan, L. (2013) Mute poetry, speaking pictures. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • Elsner, J. (ed.) (1996) Art and text in Roman culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Squire, M. (2009) Image and text in Graeco-Roman antiquity. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Squire, M. (2015) Ecphrasis: visual and verbal interactions in ancient Greek and Latin literature', Oxford Handbooks Online.
  • Wagner, P (ed.) (1996) Icons - Texts - Iconotexts : Essays on Ekphrasis and Intermediality. De Gruyter.