A Student's Guide to Classics / Edition 1by Bruce S. Thornton
Pub. Date: 11/28/2003
Publisher: ISI Books
There is no question that the study of classics is in eclipse. To even the most highly educated among us, the names of the classical authors are often now just that -- names, about whose bearers we know little. For those who desire a better acquaintance with the Greek and Latin thinkers whose work served for millennia as the acknowledged legislation of our civilization, Bruce Thornton's crisp, lively, and informative Student's Guide to Classics is the place to start. Providing an overview of each of the major poets, dramatists, prose stylists, and historians of ancient Greece and Rome, Thornton's narrative introduces readers to the work of important classical figures from Homer, Aeschylus, and Thucydides to Virgil, Plutarch, Herodotus, and others. Including short bios and a list of suggested readings, Thornton's guide is unparalleled as a brief introduction to the literature of the classical world.
Table of Contents
|What is Classics?||2|
|Oratory and Rhetoric||59|
|The Classical Heritage||78|
|Student Self-Reliance Project: Embarking on a Lifelong Pursuit of Knowledge?||91|
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