LATIN LITERATURE is the first and the only whole overview of Latin literature. It is an appropriate book for the pupils, students of classical philology and other humanistic sciences, and for wider public, too. It contains the whole developement of Latin literature, from its archaic beginnings to Ciceron, from the tops of August's age to its own slow destruction. Grimal's overview is not a boring list of the authors and their numerous (often lost) works. The author shows the important streams of Roman's literary, political and spiritual history through the important names of Latin literature.