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    The Portable Greek Reader (Viking Portable Library) (Paperback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) Edited by W H Auden

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    DescriptionIt is commonplace to say that our civilization is built on the ruins of Greece. W. H. Auden's splendid anthology locates the truth behind the truism, while filling in the gaps in our knowledge of a people who gave us so much of our cultural legacy. Every page in The Portable Greek Reader contains some fundamental precursor of the ways in which we think about heroism, destiny, love, politics, tragedy, science, virtue, and thought itself, Included are excerpts from the mythologies of Hesiod; the martial epics of Homer; the dramas of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides; the philosophy of Plato, Aristotle, and Heraclitus; Aesop's fables; poems by Pindar and Sappho; the scientific writings of Euclid, Galen, and Hippocrates; and the history of Thucydides. Presented in their most elegant and authoritative translations, and accompanied by Auden's brilliant introduction, these selections recreate the Greek world in all its splendor, strangeness, and sophistication. "Engaging and full and intelligent ... a command performance, brought off with considerable aplomb." --The New York Times


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    Title
    The Portable Greek Reader
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by W H Auden
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 734
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 513 g
    Language
    English
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140150391
    ISBN 10: 0140150390
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25610
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE, APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, FIC003000, LIT004190
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LAN012000
    DC22: 880.8
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 880/.8
    LC classification: PA3621 .P67 1982
    LC subject heading:
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    25 August 1977
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    W.H. Auden was born in 1907 and went to Oxford University, where he became Professor of Poetry from 1956 to 1960. After the publication of his Poems in 1930, he became the acknowledged leader of the 'thirties poets'. His poetic output was prolific, and he also wrote verse plays in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood, with whom he visited china. In 1946 he became a U.S. citizen. He died in 1973.