This chapter maps out some key themes and questions for the volume as a whole. Studies of late Hellenistic Greek literature have tended to focus narrowly on individual texts and authors. The goal of this volume is to generate a set of new readings that do justice to the intertextual richness of the writings of this period. The introduction also aims to move beyond rigid accounts of the start and end-points of the ‘Hellenistic period', bringing late Hellenistic literature into dialogue with its later imperial equivalents in ways which draw attention to both the similarities and the differences between them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLate Hellenistic Greek literature in dialogue
EditorsJason König, Nicolas Wiater
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9781009030878
ISBN (Print)9781316516683, 9781009015950
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2022

Publication series

NameGreek culture in the Roman world


  • Late Hellenistic
  • Roman Empire
  • Second Sophistic
  • Dialogue
  • Periodisation
  • Intertextuality
  • Genre


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