The Invention of Literature: From Greek Intoxication to the Latin Book. Translated by Janet Lloyd.
An examination of classical writing from the perspective it was understood at the time, rather than from our own perspective looking back. From this work we discover that the ancients used writing and reading for many purposes, and Dupont argues, not as we understand literature today. JHUP, 1999. Hb, Dj. Publ at $55. NEW. $15.00