World Literature and Thought: Volume I,the Ancient Worlds / Edition 1

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This anthology of literary, historical, and philosophical selections draws its diversity from all major civilizations. The text editors select readings according to their respective expertise in cultural regions around the world. Chronologically organized, this anthology is rich in selection and manageable in size. VOLUME I includes works of enduring thought and expression from a number of the ancient centers of civilization in Asia, Africa, and Europe from 2000 B.C. to A.D. 500.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780155009196
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/11/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 668
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.47 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. On The Pronunciation of the Chinese Language. On Chinese Names. On the Spelling of Indian Names. Part I: Foundational Patterns. 1. The Epic of Gilgamesh. 2. Inannas Descent. 3. Literature of the Middle Kingdom. 4. Literature of the New Kingdom. 5. Hammurabi: The Laws. 6. The Bible: Old Testament. 7. Homer: The Odyssey. 8. Hymns of the Rig Veda. 9. Brahmanas. 10. The Book of History. 11. The Book of Songs. Part II: Searching For Traditions. 12. Sappho: Lyric Poetry. 13. Sophocles: Antigone. 14. Herodotus: The Histories. 15. Thucydides: History of Peoloponnesian War. 16. Xenophon: The Government of Sparta. 17. Plato: Apology. 18. Plato: Republic (Allegory of the Cave_. 19. Aristotle: Politics. 20. Upanishads. 21. Buddhist Sources: The Life of Buddha. 22. Buddhist Sources: The Sutras. 23. Megasthenes: Indika. 24. Kautilya: Arthashastra. 25. Mahabharata. 26. Confucius: The Analects. 27. The Great Learning, The Doctrine of the Mean. 28. Mencius: The Mencius. 29. Hsun Tzu: The Hsun Tzu. 30. Lao Tzu: The Tao Te Ching. 31. Chuang Tzu: The Chuange Tzu. 32. Han Fei Tzu: The Han Fei Tzu. Part III: Consolidation and Empires. 33. Plutarch: Lives: Marcus Cato. 34. Apuleius: The Golden Ass. 35. The Bible: New Testament. 36. The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea. 37. Saint Augustine: The City of God. 38. Ethiopian Writings. 39. Bharata: Natyashastra. 40. Kalidasa: Shakuntala. 41. Poems from the Sanskrit. 42. Shankara: Upadeshasahasri. 43. Tung Chung-shu: Luxuriant Gems of the Spring and Autumn Annals. 44. Ssu-ma Chien: Records of the Historian.

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