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SparkNotes Greek Classics is a one-stop guide to the great works of Greek literature and thought—the masterpieces that stand at the foundations of Western culture.

Inside, you’ll find thorough, insightful overviews of everything from the epics of Homer to the tragedies and comedies of Greek dramatists, from the chronicles of Greek historians to the musings of Plato, Aristotle, and other philosophers. Greek Classics covers all the great writers ...

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Overview

SparkNotes Greek Classics is a one-stop guide to the great works of Greek literature and thought—the masterpieces that stand at the foundations of Western culture.

Inside, you’ll find thorough, insightful overviews of everything from the epics of Homer to the tragedies and comedies of Greek dramatists, from the chronicles of Greek historians to the musings of Plato, Aristotle, and other philosophers. Greek Classics covers all the great writers and thinkers of classical Greece, from Aeschylus to Xenophon and everyone in between.

  • Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey
  • Sophocles’ Oedipus plays
  • Aeschylus’s Oresteia trilogy
  • Plato’s The Republic, Apology, Phaedo, and more
  • Aristotle’s Ethics
  • Coverage of numerous secondary works
  • An encyclopedia of people, places, and ideas from Greek antiquity
This guide also includes a comprehensive encyclopedia of terms, people, places, and ideas from Greek antiquity—with explanations that help you grasp the background behind names and concepts that still are referenced today.

SparkNotes Greek Classics is an invaluable resource for a student of the humanities, or for anyone who wants to gain a general understanding of ancient Greece and its contributions to the modern world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411400337
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 1/12/2004
  • Series: SparkNotes Literature Guide Series
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 5.26 (h) x 0.82 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2007

    It wasthe Chest

    Spar knotes has a defitnitive hi-sockem peower punch on theGreek literituer in this book! It's a most amazing sourse and inspiration that I needed, being a book by editors who don't not know how to condense a compact fact into an important book. This book was better than Homer himself and I'm not even mentioning the secret prologue! ' A+

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2007

    Phenomenal

    If you enjoy the Greek Classics, This comprehensive compilation of masterpieces will leave you begging for more. SparkNotes, never ceasing to create fabulous explanations of a myriad of Literature, has done it again. I highly recomend this book to anyone who has the slightest interest in Ancient Greek Classics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2006

    quick and concise

    I had the unfortunate incident of my having being forced to cherish and admire the great works of the beloved bard, Homer. This stupendous work of literature, however, was my savior who had rescued me from the depth of ennui. Indubitably, this piece of literature is worth every nuance of your funds.

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