The Norton Book of Classical Literature / Edition 1

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An anthology of classical literature features more than three hundred selections, including pieces on the origins of the Greek language, works by Homer, discussion on the fall of Rome and St. Augustine, and more.

With this generous collection Bernard Knox introduces the modern reader to the enormous breadth and rich variety of classical literature. These selections--more than 300 in all--form the foundation of Western literature and culture. Bernard Knox is also coeditor of the landmark Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393034264
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1993
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 866
  • Sales rank: 678,153
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 21
Introduction 23
Greece 61
Homer (late 8th century B.C.?) 63
Hesiod (7th century B.C.?) 187
Archilochus (7th century B.C.) 202
Tyrtaeus (7th century B.C.) 209
Alcman (late 7th century B.C.) 212
Hipponax (middle 6th century B.C.) 216
Alcaeus (late 7th century-middle 6th century B.C.) 218
Sappho (a contemporary of Alcaeus) 223
Xenophanes (570-early 5th century B.C.) 231
Mimnermus (2nd half of 7th century B.C.) 234
Theognis (6th century B.C.) 235
Solon (c. 640-after 561 B.C.) 238
Anacreon (c. 570-? B.C.) 242
Ibycus (6th century B.C.) 246
Simonides (556-468 B.C.) 247
Pindar (518-after 446 B.C.) 251
Bacchylides (6th-5th centuries B.C.) 263
Praxilla (5th century B.C.) 266
Herodotus (490-c. 425 B.C.) 267
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.) 300
Thucydides (middle 5th century-399 B.C.?) 334
Sophocles (496-406/5 B.C.) 357
Euripides (485-406 B.C.) 404
Aristophanes (455?-c. 385 B.C.) 446
Plato (427-341 B.C.) 477
Menander (342-c. 292 B.C.) 512
Theophrastus (c. 370-287 B.C.) 522
Callimachus (c. 310-240 B.C.) 527
Apollonius Rhodius (c. 295-215 B.C.) 534
Theocritus (1st half of 3rd century B.C.) 547
Herodas (c. 300-250 B.C.) 566
Erinna (4th century B.C.?) 572
Plato 575
Anyte (early 4th century B.C.?) 576
Antipater of Sidon (2nd century B.C.) 577
Diotimos 579
Nikarchos 579
Asclepiades of Samos (c. 320-? B.C.) 580
Leonidas of Tarentum (1st half of 3rd century B.C.) 580
Alexander Aetolus 581
Dioskorides 582
Meleager (c. 100 B.C.) 582
Glaukos 583
Philodemos 584
Krinagoras 585
Automedon 585
Erucius 586
Antipater of Salonica (1st century B.C-1st century A.D.?) 586
Marcus Argentarius (1st century B.C.-1st century A.D.?) 587
Pompeius 588
Lucilius 589
Nikarchos 589
Paulus Silentiarius (6th century A.D.) 590
Rome 593
Lucretius (98-c. 55 B.C.) 595
Catullus (c. 84-c. 54 B.C.) 604
Horace (65-8 B.C.) 614
Virgil (70-19 B.C.) 639
Livy (59 B.C.-A.D. 17) 702
Propertius (c. 50 B.C.-after 16 B.C.) 716
Ovid (43 B.C.-A.D. 17) 727
Tacitus (A.D. 56/7-after 117) 786
Petronius Arbiter (?-A.D. 65) 793
Juvenal (55?-138?) 813
Marcus Aurelius (121-180; Emperor, 161-180) 827
Aurelius Augustinus (Saint Augustine) (354-530) 833
For Further Reading 853
Permissions 854
Index 861
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