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Cliffs Notes on Greek Classics is the only reference book you need to understand the ideological and literary influence of the Greek civilization. A fully-indexed guide designed for students of: English Literature World Literature Classical Literature and Languages Philosophy History Theater and Drama Women's Studies Music and Art Religion
  • Use for concise overviews of Greek playwrights, poets, prose writers, historians and philosophers.
  • Find term paper ideas and essay topics.
  • Check facts, dates, spelling and pronunciation.
  • Identify major Greek literary movements.
  • Understand the origins of Western drama.
  • Discover the genesis of such ideas as the Oedipus Complex, the Golden Mean, the Golden Fleece, the Trojan Horse, the Socratic Method and Platonic Love.
  • Recognize literary allusions to people and events such as the Olympic Games, the Bronze Age, the Fates, Medea, Electra and the Muses.
  • Comprehend, through example, such literary terms as medias res, hubris and nemesis.
  • Place Greek authors in historical context and chronological relationship to one another.
  • Review major events of Greek civil wars as discussed by such writers as Herodotus, Xenophon and Thucydides.
  • Recognize the roots of Western thought and philosophy in such writers as Plato, Aristotle and Socrates.
For comprehensive, in-depth treatment of the following works, see the Cliffs Notes on each title: Iliad; Odyssey; Agamemnon; Oedipus Rex; Electra & Medea; Lysistrata; Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo; Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Ethics. Greek Classics

Synopsis:

This sweeping survey of ancient Greek culture covers the greatest works of Greek poets, dramatists, philosophers, writers, and historians. These writings are the foundation of the way we think and act and are important to the student of the human condition.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Greek Epic Poetry.

Homer.

Hesiod.

Greek Drama.

Origins.

The Theater.

Costumes.

Acting.

The Chorus.

Plot.

Structure.

Greek Tragedy.

Aeschylus.

Sophocles.

Euripides.

Greek Comedy.

Aristophanes.

Menander.

Greek Prose Writers.

Lysias.

Demosthenes.

Aesop.

Greek Lyric Poets.

Sappho.

Pindar.

Alcaeus.

Lesser Lyric Poets.

Greek Historians.

An Introduction to the Classical Historians.

Herodotus.

Thucydides.

Xenophon.

Greek Philosophers.

Plato.

Aristotle.

Glossary.

Timeline.

Selected Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822005667
Author:
Snodgrass, Mary Ellen
Publisher:
Cliffs Notes
Location:
Lincoln, Neb. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
Greek literature
Subject:
Classical literature
Subject:
Greece Biography.
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Literature (Cliffs Notes)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 397-414.
Series:
Cliffsnotes Literature Guides
Series Volume:
vyp. 10(385)
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.20x5.23x.91 in. .98 lbs.

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