An anthology of Greek prose

Author: Donald Andrew Russell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 289

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A wide-ranging and readable volume, this anthology includes over fifty short extracts from all the major Greek prose writers from the fifth century B.C. through to the fourth century A.D. It encompasses works by Herodotus, Thucydides, and other historians; orators such as Lysias and Isocrates; philosophers such as Plato, Xenophon, and Aristotle; and writers from the Hellenistic and Roman periods. An essential guide for both scholars and students of Greek literary appreciation and composition, the volume presents a broad range of stylistic and syntactical techniques with accompanying notes, full references to grammars, and useful general introductions to each text.

Modern Greek Writing

An Anthology in English Translation

Author: David Ricks

Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 487

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A dazzling and broad-based collection of Greek literature from Independence in 1821 to the present day. Providing the first representative selection of the best Greek verse and prose from Greece’s independence in 1821 to the end of the 20th century, this compilation features more than 50 authors in a selection from previously published translations including such world-famous poets as Cavafy, Seferis, Ritsos, and Elytis, some of whom demonstrate Greece’s striking contribution in the areas of Surrealism and political verse.

Greek Prose Composition

Author: M. A. North,A. E. Hillard

Publisher: Focus

ISBN: 9780941051897

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

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In addition to numerous exercises, this text includes all common words and constructions, special vocabularies, a general vocabulary, irregular verbs, a list of prepositional phrases, and more tools for Greek prose composition.

Latin Literature

An Anthology

Author: Michael Grant

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141398124

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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A classic introduction to Latin literature, with translations of the best passages from Virgil, Livy, Ovid, Seneca and many others. This classic anthology traces the development of Latin literature from the early Republican works of Cicero and Catullus, to the writers of the Empire such as Lucan and Petronius, to the later writings of St Augustine. The selections cover comedy and epic, history and philosophy, in prose and in verse, and each passage is prefaced by an introduction to the author and his influence. The translators range across history from Alexander Pope and Lord Byron to contemporaries. The result is a broad and brilliant overview of the civilization of Rome and its Empire - an ideal introduction to Latin literature. Michael Grant was born in 1914. He served as an intelligence officer during the Second World War, and subsequently held academic posts at the universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Khartoum and Belfast. Over his lifetime, he published nearly fifty books on the ancient world, ranging from studies of Roman coinage, to biographies of Caesar, Nero and Jesus, to books on Ancient Israel and the Middle Ages. Many of his translations were published in Penguin Classics. Professor Grant moved to Italy in 1966, where he spent most of the rest of his life until his death in 2004.

Greek Prose Style

Author: John Dewar Denniston

Publisher: Duckbacks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 139

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First published in 1952, this study discusses the development of Greek prose during the fifth century and analyzes its use of abstract forms of expression, word-order, sentence structure, use of repetition, asyndeton and assonance.

A Hellenistic Anthology

Author: Neil Hopkinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521314251

Category: History

Page: 288

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An anthology of Greek poetry written during the third to first centuries B.C., the so-called Hellenistic period. Hopkinson makes available to undergraduates a selection of texts that are not easily accessible elsewhere. The volume contains a wide and representative range of poetry, including hymns, didactic verse, pastoral poetry, epigrams, and epics. An introduction sets the poetry in its cultural and historical background, and a full commentary elucidates problems of the language and reference in the texts.

Greek and Latin Letters

An Anthology with Translation

Author: Michael Trapp

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521499439

Category: History

Page: 348

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Anthology of Greek and Latin letters with facing-page English translation, full commentary and introduction.

Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome

An Anthology

Author: Ian Michael Plant

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806136219

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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Despite a common perception that most writing in antiquity was produced by men, some important literature written by women during this period has survived. Edited by I. M. Plant, Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome is a comprehensive anthology of the surviving literary texts of women writers from the Graeco-Roman world that offers new English translations from the works of more than fifty women. From Sappho, who lived in the seventh century B.C., to Eudocia and Egeria of the fifth century A.D., the texts presented here come from a wide range of sources and span the fields of poetry and prose. Each author is introduced with a critical review of what we know about the writer, her work, and its significance, along with a discussion of the texts that follow. A general introduction looks into the problem of the authenticity of some texts attributed to women and places their literature into the wider literary and social contexts of the ancient Graeco-Roman world.

Collected Ancient Greek Novels

Author: B. P. Reardon

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520256552

Category: History

Page: 827

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Prose fiction, although not always associated with classical antiquity, did in fact flourish in the early Roman Empire, not only in realistic Latin novels but also and indeed principally in the Greek ideal romance of love and adventure to which they are related. Popular in the Renaissance, these stories have been less familiar in later centuries. Translations of the Greek stories were not readily available in English before B.P. Reardon’s excellent volume. Nine complete stories are included here as well as ten others, encompassing the whole range of classical themes: ideal romance, travel adventure, historical fiction, and comic parody. A new foreword by J.R. Morgan examines the enormous impact this groundbreaking collection has had on our understanding of classical thought and our concept of the novel.

The Classical Greek Reader

Author: Kenneth John Atchity,Rosemary McKenna

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195123034

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 442

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Scholarly 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.

Surrealism in Greece

An Anthology

Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292773420

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 373

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In the decades between the two World Wars, Greek writers and artists adopted surrealism both as an avant-garde means of overturning the stifling traditions of their classical heritage and also as a way of responding to the extremely unstable political situation in their country. Despite producing much first-rate work throughout the rest of the twentieth century, Greek surrealists have not been widely read outside of Greece. This volume seeks to remedy that omission by offering authoritative translations of the major works of the most important Greek surrealist writers. Nikos Stabakis groups the Greek surrealists into three generations: the founders (such as Andreas Embirikos, Nikos Engonopoulos, and Nicolas Calas), the second generation, and the Pali Group, which formed around the magazine Pali. For each generation, he provides a very helpful introduction to the themes and concerns that animate their work, as well as concise biographies of each writer. Stabakis anthologizes translations of all the key surrealist works of each generation—poetry, prose, letters, and other documents—as well as a selection of rarer texts. His introduction to the volume places Greek surrealism within the context of the international movement, showing how Greek writers and artists used surrealism to express their own cultural and political realities.

Greek Lyric

An Anthology in Translation

Author: Andrew M. Miller

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603848592

Category: Poetry

Page: 280

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Successfully integrating elegance and a close fidelity to the Greek, these new translations aim to provide Greekless students with as close a sense as possible of how the Greeks themselves thought and wrote about the world. Miller's skillful introduction places the works in historical context and briefly describes the different metrical forms represented in the selections. Headnotes to each section highlight the background of the poet whose works follows. Complete with a glossary of names and a select bibliography.

The Dedalus Book of Greek Fantasy

Author: David Connolly

Publisher: Dedalus Limited

ISBN: 9781873982846

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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The latest addition to the Dedalus Series on European Fantasy Literature, this anthology of short stories presents the richness and diversity of Greek fantasy literature, steeped in Homeric tradition. This first such collection spans the 20th century and contains mostly work in first English translations, including- classic Greek authors: Papadiamantis, Karkavitsas, Theotokas, Karagatsis- leading contemporary writers: Ambatzoglou, Valtinos, Yatromanolakis, Skakianakis, Tatsopoulos- prose of major Greek poets: Cavafy, Karyotakis- Greek Surrealists: Embeirikos, Engonopoulos, Valaoritis

The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature

Author: Peter E. Knox,J. C. McKeown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199910723

Category: History

Page: 656

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Though the wonders of ancient Roman culture continue to attract interest across the disciplines, it is difficult to find a lively, accessible collection of the full range of the era's literature in English. The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature provides a general introduction to the literature of the Roman empire at its zenith, between the second century BC and the second century AD. Two features of this extraordinarily fertile period in literary achievement as evidenced by this anthology are immediately and repeatedly clear: how similar the Romans' view of the world was to our own and, perhaps even more obviously, how different it was. Most of the authors included in the anthology wrote in Latin, but as the anthology moves forward in time, relevant Greek texts that reflect the cultural diversity of Roman literary life are also included, something no other such anthology has done in the past. Roman literature was wonderfully creative and diverse, and the texts in this volume were chosen from a broad range of genres: drama, epic, philosophy, satire, lyric poetry, love poetry. By its very nature an anthology can abbreviate and thus obscure the most attractive features of even a masterpiece, so the two editors have not only selected texts that capture the essence of the respective authors, but also have included accompanying introductions and afterwords that will guide the reader in pursuing further reading. The presentations of the selections are enlivened with illustrations that locate the works within the contexts of the world in which they were written and enjoyed. The student and general reader will come away from this learned yet entertaining anthology with a fuller appreciation of the place occupied by literature in the Roman world.

Roman Letters

An Anthology

Author: Noelle K. Zeiner-Carmichael

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118617304

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Roman Letters offers a rich selection of original translations of ancient Roman letters spanning from the 1st century BCE to the 2nd century CE. Chronologically arranged and grouped according to author or collection, the letters cover various topics and themes selected from a broad range of authors. A unique single volume text that makes classical letters accessible and readable to undergraduates and the non-specialist reader Presents a wide range of authors and material, with over 200 selected texts Includes selections that illustrate a complete cycle of correspondence, as well as letters written by the same author and covering the same topic/theme but sent to different recipients Letters are arranged chronologically, with letters grouped according to author or collection An accompanying website offers additional, complementary letters Topical index highlights various topics and themes represented by the letters

OCR Anthology for Classical Greek AS and A Level

Author: Malcolm Campbell,Rob Colborn,Frederica Daniele,Benedict Gravell,Sarah Harden,Steven Kennedy,Matthew McCullagh,Charlie Paterson,John Taylor,Claire Webster

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474266045

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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The OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Greek AS and A-Level set text prescriptions giving full Greek text, commentary and vocabulary and a detailed introduction for each text that also covers the prescription to be read in English for A Level. The texts covered are: AS Thucydides, Histories, Book IV: 11–14, 21–23, 26–28 Plato, Apology, 18a7 to 24b2 Homer, Odyssey X: 144–399 Sophocles, Antigone, lines 1–99, 497–525, 531–581, 891–928 A-level Thucydides, Histories, Book IV: 29–40 Plato, Apology, 35e–end Xenophon, Memorabilia, Book 1.II.12 to 1.II.38 Homer, Odyssey IX: 231–460 Sophocles, Antigone, lines 162–222, 248–331, 441–496, 998–1032 Aristophanes, Acharnians, 1–203, 366–392

Greek Unseen Translation

Author: John Taylor,Stephen Anderson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472502736

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 124

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This is a useful collection of 120 passages from Greek authors, ideal for students at GCSE and A-level. The first half contains twenty adapted passages building up to GCSE level, thirty lightly adapted ones for AS, and ten easy unadapted passages to introduce the translation of verse. The second half contains thirty prose and thirty verse passages of A2 standard, unadapted except by minor omissions. Vocabulary beyond the core assumed at each level is glossed.