A spouse to Greek Literature provides a finished advent to the wide variety of texts and literary types produced within the Greek language over the process a millennium starting from the sixth century BCE as much as the early years of the Byzantine Empire.
• gains contributions from quite a lot of tested specialists and rising students of Greek literature
• bargains complete insurance of the numerous genres and literary kinds produced by means of the traditional Greeks--including epic and lyric poetry, oratory, historiography, biography, philosophy, the radical, and technical literature
• comprises readings that tackle the creation and transmission of historical Greek texts, historical reception, person authors, and masses extra
• Explores the topic of historical Greek literature in leading edge methods
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Protagoras Rep. Res publica/Politeia Soph. Sophista/Sophistes Symp. Symposion/Convivium Tim. Timaeus Plinius (maior)/Pliny (the elder) Nat. Hist. Naturalis Historia Plin. Plinius (minor)/Pliny (the more youthful) ep. epistulae/letters Plut. Plutarch Alc. Vita Alcibiadis Alex. Vita Alexandri Amat. Amatorius/Erotikos/Dialogue on love Ant. Vita Antonii Cat. Vita Catonis Conv. sept. sap. Convivium septem sapientium/Dinner of the seven clever males Crass. Vita Crassi De gloria Ath. De gloria Atheniesium/On the celebrity of the Athenians De mal. Her. De malignitate Herodoti/On the malice of Herodotus De mus. De musica/On tune* De tranq. an. De tranquilitate animi/On tranquillity of brain Inst. Lac. Instituta Laconica/The old customs of the Spartans Lyc. Vita Lycurgi Lys. Vita Lysandri Mar. Vita Marii Mor. Moralia Nic. Vita Niciae QC Quaestiones convivales/Sympotic questions Quomodo adol. Quomodo adolescens poetas audire debeat/How the younger guy should still learn poetry Sol. Vita Solonis Them. Vita Themistoclis Thes. Vita Thesei Vit. X or. Vitae decem oratorum/Lives of the 10 orators* (*: not likely written by means of Plutarch) Pol. Polybius Porph. Porphyrius Plot. Vita Plotini Pos. Posidippus Ep. epigramm P. Oxy. Proclus In Eucl. In primum Euclidis Elementorum librum commentarii Pseudo -Plutarch: see Plutarch playstation . Xen. Pseudo-Xenophon (“The previous Oligarch”) Ath. Respublica Atheniensium/On the structure of Athens Quint. Quintilianus Inst. orat. Institutio oratoria Scribonius Largus Comp. Compositiones Seneca ep. epistula(e)/letter(s) Septuaginta Gen. Genesis Sext. Emp. Sextus Empiricus Math. Adversus Mathematicos/Against the Professors Simon. Simonides Soph. Sophocles Ant. Antigone El. Electra O. C. Oedipus Coloneus O. R. Oedipus Rex/King Oedipus Phil. Philoctetes Soz. Sozomenus Hist. eccl. Historia ecclesiastica/Church heritage Statius Theb. Thebais Strabo Geog. Geographica/Geography Suetonius Dom. Vita Domitiani Testamentum novum Acts Acta apostolorum/Acts of the apostles Col. Pauli epistula advert Colossos/Paul's letter to the Colossians Theocr. Theocritus Id. Idyll Theophrastus Hist. plant. Historia plantarum/On vegetation Thgn. Theognis Thuc. Thucydides Xen. Xenophon Cyn. Cynegeticus De re equ. De re equestri/On horsemanship HG Historia Graeca/Hellenika Mem. Memorabilia/Apomnemoneumata Oec. Oeconomicus/ advent: A spouse to Greek Literature Martin Hose and David Schenker 1. better half as opposed to heritage of Literature it really is under no circumstances an common activity, within the moment decade of the 3rd millennium, to make the corpus of texts referred to as “Ancient Greek Literature” to be had to readers in an introductory significant other quantity. the duty is challenging now not least as the texts constituting “Ancient Greek Literature”1 nonetheless shape an essential component of the literary culture of inventive suggestion, and provide indispensible issues of orientation, even during this age of globalization. over the last centuries within the self-discipline of Classical stories, works offering themselves as literary histories (or as “introductions,” a extra technical variety), and proficient through the present country of study and concerns delivered to endure upon the textual content, have tried to meet the duty of introducing this physique of Greek literature.