This accessible one-volume survey of the literature of Greece and Rome covers the period between Homer around 700 BC and Augustine around AD 410.:.; Highlights what is important historically and of continuing interest and value in classical literature.; An introduction by the editor presents essential information in a concise, accessible way.; Each chapter focuses on a particular genre or area of literature.; This structure allows readers to see continuities between different periods and to move easily between the Greek and Roman worlds.; Includes extensive quotations in English.; A timeline a.