The Evolution of Greek Prose Style

The Evolution of Greek Prose Style
ISBN10: 0198140282
Pages: 224
Language English
Author: Kenneth James Dover
ISBN13: 9780198140283
Published: August 7th 1997 by OUP Oxford
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 5.00

Greek prose literature evolved much later than poetry, and rapidly became a sophisticated art-form.

The book examines how this evolution progressed, from about 500 BC down to the time of Plato and Demosthenes. Stylistic choice is treated from the point of view of the relations between speaker and hearer and the balance between innovation and the hearer's expectations.

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