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Published: 26 September 2018

352 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198821717

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Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

G. O. Hutchinson

  • Explores a new critical approach to Imperial Greek literature based on prose-rhythm and focuses on Plutarch's Lives, all of which (almost 100,000 phrases) have been scanned rhythmically
  • Presents close analysis of rhythmically dense passages and gives further passages for comparison in appendices
  • Supplemented by video recordings of readings of passages, available in the book where it appears on Oxford Scholarship Online and also free to view on a companion website
  • Includes incisive discussion of ancient theoretical writing on the nature of prose and draws on a vast quantitative base of material gathered for this book
  • Contains translations of Latin and Greek passages throughout for accessibility to readers at all levels of familiarity with both ancient languages
  • A list of corrigenda is available on the companion website