Tim Whitmarsh (W.) is possibly the most interesting and sophisticated critic writing on Greek Imperial literature these days, and this important, groundbreaking new book should solidify this reputation. The breadth, subtlety, and richness of writing on display is remarkable; if you want to understand why the Second Sophistic is undergoing such a resurgence in Classics, to grasp what is at stake in the literature and why it is so exciting, and can only read one book on the topic, this should be it.
Greek Literature and the Roman Empire [Review]Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Document TypeBook Review
PublisherBryn Mawr College
Citation InformationKim, L. (2003) [Review of the book Greek literature and the Roman Empire, by T. Whitmarsh]. Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2003(3), 14. Retrieved from http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2003/2003-03-14.html