A Student's Guide to Classics / Edition 1

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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.
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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
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 90
  • Sales rank: 1,408,947
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
What is Classics? 2
Epic 11
Poetry 21
Drama 42
Prose Fiction 53
Literary Criticism 56
Oratory and Rhetoric 59
Letters 63
Biography 66
History 71
The Classical Heritage 78
Further Reading 80
Notes 87
Student Self-Reliance Project: Embarking on a Lifelong Pursuit of Knowledge? 91
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