A Student's Guide to Classics / Edition 1

A Student's Guide to Classics / Edition 1

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by Bruce S. Thornton
     
 

ISBN-10: 1932236155

ISBN-13: 9781932236156

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932236156
Publisher:
ISI Books
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
ISI Guides to the Major Disciplines Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
90
Sales rank:
852,688
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.27(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
What is Classics?2
Epic11
Poetry21
Drama42
Prose Fiction53
Literary Criticism56
Oratory and Rhetoric59
Letters63
Biography66
History71
The Classical Heritage78
Further Reading80
Greek Literature82
Roman Literature84
Notes87
Student Self-Reliance Project: Embarking on a Lifelong Pursuit of Knowledge?91

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