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    DescriptionScholarly commentary on the nuances of Greek writing fills library shelves, even entire libraries. Yet nothing can take the place of the documents themselves. The Classical Greek Reader marks an exciting departure from the traditional anthology approach to Greek literature and thought. By focusing not only on the big names but also on the less-familiar voices-the women, doctors, storytellers, herbalists, and romance writers-we are offered a glimpse of ancient Greece as we have rarely seen it. Kenneth J. Atchity provides the reader with firsthand access to literary, artistic, social, political, religious, scientific, and philosophical texts that shaped Greek thinking. From Homeric epics to the histories of Plutarch, and from the poems of Korinna to the romances of Heliodorus, this invaluable reference provides readers with modern translations of the voices that shaped the classical Greek spirit. Each entry contains an introduction identifying the author and providing information that allows readers to consider these ancient texts in a new light. Here are the wonders of the Greek world presented in a modern, accessible manner, perfect for those looking to refresh their acquaintance with the classics and for those who have yet to explore the exciting intellectual energy of the ancient Greek world.

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    The Classical Greek Reader
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Kenneth John Atchity
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 470
    Width: 184 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 780 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195123036
    ISBN 10: 0195123034

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    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    DC21: 880.09
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    LC classification: PA260 .C57 1998
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    Illustrations note
    numerous photographs
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    11 February 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    About the Editor: Kenneth J. Atchity, a former professor at Occidental College and Fulbright Professor at the University of Bologna, is the author and editor of many books, including The Renaissance Reader, Homer's Iliad, Homer: Critical Essays, and The Classical Roman Reader. He resides in Los Angeles, California.
    Review quote
    This new examination of original texts, poems, art, plays, and historical documents from classical Greece offers a far more accessible format than most, providing source materials in a lively format for general readers The Bookwatch
    Table of contents
    Preface; Introduction; Part One:Preclassical; Homer:The Iliad; Homer: The Odyssey; Hesiod: Theogony; Hesiod: Works and Days; Anonymous: Homeric Hymns: Hymn to Aphrodite; Archilochos: Lyrics; Thales of Miletus: Water; Terpandros: Lyrics; Alkman: Lyrics; Alcaeus: Lyrics; Solon:Lyrics and Law Codes; Sappho: Lyrics; Stesichoros: Lyrics; Anacreon: Lyrics; Simonides: Lyrics; Anaximander: On Nature; Anaximenes: Air; Theognis: Lyrics; Aesop:Fables; Pythagoras: The Golden Verses; Xenophanes: On Nature and Lyrics ; Part Two:Classical; Pindar: Olympian Ode 2; Korinna: Lyric Fragments; Aeschylus: The Eumenides; Pricles: Funeral Oration(from Thucydes); Heraclitus: On Nature; Parmenides: On Nature; Telesilla: Lyric Fragments; Empedocles: Fragments and On Nature; Anaxagoras: On Nature; Protagoras: Fragments; Sophocles: Antigone; Herodotus: The History; Zeno: On Motion; Euripides: Alcestis; Hippocrates: The Physician's Oath; Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War; ; Socrates: Speech to the Athenians (from Plato's Apology); Praxilla: Lyrics; Aristophanes: Lysistrata; Lysias: The Olympiacus; Isocrates: Oration to Philip; Plato: The Republic; Xenophon: Anabasis; Aeneas the Tactician: On the Defense of Fortified Positions; Aeschines: Against Timarchus ; Aristotle: Poetics; Demosthenes: On the Crown; "Theophrastus"Tyrtamos: The Characters; Menander: The Dyskolos; Epicurus: Letter to Herodotus; Euclid: The Elements of Geometry; Leonidas of Tarentum: Lyrics; Theocritus: Thyrsis: The Death of Daphinis; Apollonius of Rhodes: The Voyage of Argo (Argonautica); Archimedes: The Sand-reckoner ; Part Three:Postclassical; Polybius: The General History of the Wars of the Romans; Nicander: Theriaca; Bion: Lament for Adonis; Strabo: The Geography; Meleager: Lyrics; Dionysius of Halicarnassus: The Roman Antiquities; Dioscorides: Materia medica; "Longinus": On the Sublime; Epictetus: The Encheiridion (Handbook); Plutarch: The Life of Alexander the Great and Against Going into Debt; Dio(n) Chrysostomos: The Hunters of Euboea; Lucian: Lyrics and Dialogues; Ptolemy: The Almagest; Apollodorus: The Library; Pausanias: The Acropolis of Athens; Galen: On the Natural Facilities; Plotinus: True Happiness; Longus: Daphnis and Chloe; Athenaeus: The Sophists at Dinner; Heliodorus: Aethiopica ; Greek Gods / Heroes, Roman Counterparts; Landmarks of Greek History; Glossary; Sources & Recommendations; Acknowledgementd; Index