A HISTORY OF GREEK LITERATURE / Edition 1

A HISTORY OF GREEK LITERATURE / Edition 1

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by Albin Lesky
     
 

A reprint of the Methuen & Company, Ltd. edition of 1966. Copublished in the U.K. by Gerald Duckworth and Company, Ltd.

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A reprint of the Methuen & Company, Ltd. edition of 1966. Copublished in the U.K. by Gerald Duckworth and Company, Ltd.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872203501
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
944
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
IThe Transmission of Greek Literature1
IIThe Beginnings7
IIIThe Homeric Epic
AThe Iliad and Odyssey
1Epic Poetry Before Homer14
2The Iliad: Materials and Composition19
3The Homeric Question32
4The Odyssey: Materials and Composition41
5The Odyssey: Analytical Theories49
6Cultural Levels in the Homeric Poems53
7Language and Style58
8Gods and Men65
9The Transmission73
BThe epic cycle79
CThe Homeric hymns84
DOther works attributed to Homer88
IVThe Archaic Period
AHesiod91
BArchaic epic after Hesiod106
CEarly lyric poetry107
1Origins and Types107
2Iambos109
3Elegy117
4Solon121
5The Lesbian Lyric128
6Choral Lyric148
DFolk-tales154
EReligious literature158
FThe beginnings of philosophy161
GMature archaic lyric
1Theognis168
2The Epigram and the Scolion172
3Anacreon174
4Songwriters on the Mainland177
5Choral Lyric181
HPhilosophy at the end of the archaic period208
IThe beginnings of science and historiography216
KBeginnings of drama223
1Tragedy223
2Comedy233
VThe Flowering of the Greek City State
ABeginning and culmination of the classical period
1Aeschylus241
2Sophocles271
3Other forms of Poetry302
4Damon and the Theory of Music305
5Herodotus306
6Other Historians328
7Philosophy332
BThe enlightenment and its opponents
1The Sophists and the Beginnings of Rhetoric340
2Euripides360
3Other Tragic Writers409
4Other Poetry413
5Political Comedy417
6Political Writings452
7Thucydides455
8The Sciences483
9Socrates493
CThe fourth century up to Alexander
1Plato and the Academy505
2Aristotle and the Peripatos547
3The Art of Rhetoric582
4Historiography616
5Drama630
6Other Forms of Poetry637
VIThe Hellenistic Age
AAthens
1New Comedy642
2Attic Prose665
3The Philosophical Systems669
BThe new centres
1General Characteristics694
2Callimachus700
3Theocritus718
4Apollonius728
5Epigram737
6Drama743
7Other Poetry750
8Historiography764
9The Sciences783
10Pseudopythagorean Literature796
11Jewish-Hellenistic Literature799
VIIThe Empire
APoetry807
BProse
1Plutarch819
2The Second Sophistic829
3Historiographers and Periegetes845
4Prose Romance and Epistolography857
5The Second Sophistic in the Later Era870
6Philosophy874
7The Sciences888
Index898

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