This book explores both how Plato challenged existing literary forms, principally Homeric epic, and how later literature then created 'classics' out of some of Plato's richest works. It will appeal to all those with a serious interest in ancient literature; all Greek and Latin is translated.
About the Author
Richard Hunter is Regius Professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity College. He has published extensively in the fields of Greek and Latin literature; his most recent books include The Shadow of Callimachus (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Critical Moments in Classical Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and (with Donald Russell) Plutarch: How to Study Poetry (De audiendis poetis) (Cambridge University Press, 2011). Many of his essays have been collected in the two-volume On Coming After: Studies in Post-Classical Greek Literature and its Reception (2008). He has edited the Journal of Hellenic Studies and is on the editorial board of Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics, Cambridge Classical Studies and several journals.