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The University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization (nine volumes) makes available to students and teachers a unique selection of primary documents, many in new translations. These readings, prepared for the highly praised Western civilization sequence at the University of Chicago, were chosen by an outstanding group of scholars whose experience teaching that course spans almost four decades. Each volume includes rarely anthologized selections as well as standard, more familiar texts; a bibliography of recommended parallel readings; and introductions providing background for the selections. Beginning with Periclean Athens and concluding with twentieth-century Europe, these source materials enable teachers and students to explore a variety of critical approaches to important events and themes in Western history.

Individual volumes provide essential background reading for courses covering specific eras and periods. The complete nine-volume series is ideal for general courses in history and Western civilization sequences.

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Foreword

General Introduction

Homer

Introduction

1. Homer, Odyssey, Book 2: The Assembly at Ithaca

2. Homer, Iliad 18.474-617: The Shield of Achilles

Tyrtaeus, Solon, Theognis

Introduction

3. Two Poems by Tyrtaeus

Tyrtaeus 10W: Exhortation to the Young Hoplite

Tyrtaeus 11W: The Hoplite's Handbook

4. Two Poems by Solon

Solon 4W: Eunomia and Dusnomia

Solon 13W: Prosperity, Justice, and the Hazards of Life

5. Three Poems by Theognis

Theognis 53-68W: Social Upheaval

Theognis 173-78W: Poverty and the Agathos

Theognis 183-92W: Breeding, Good and Bad

Pindar

Introduction

6. Pindar, Sixth Nemean Ode

Herodotus

Introduction

7. Three Selections from Herodotus' History

Herodotus, History 1.59-63: The Installation of the Pisistratid Tyranny

Herodotus, History 5.62-73: The Overthrow of the Pisistratids and the Oganization of the Cleisthenic Democracy

Herodotus, History 3.80-84: The Debate in Persia about Constitutions

The Old Oligarch

Introduction

8. The Old Oligarch, The Athenian Constitution

Aristophanes

Introduction

9. Aristophanes, The Wasps

Lysias

Introduction

10. Lysias, On the Killing of Eratosthenes

Demosthenes

Introduction

11. Demosthenes, The Oration against Eubulides

Plato

Introduction

12. Plato, The Apology

13. Plato, The Crito

14. Plato, Protagoras 320c-328d: Protagoras' Myth

15. Plato, Republic 5.471c-473e: The Philosopher-Ruler

Aristotle

Introduction

16. Aristotle, The Constitution of Athens

17. Aristotle, Politics, Book 1.1-2 and Books 7 and 8

18. Aristotle, Economics, Book 1

Epicurus

Introduction

19. Epicurus, Letter to Menoeceus

Epictetus

Introduction

20. Epictetus, Encheiridion

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226069340
Editor:
Adkins, Authur W. H.
Editor:
White, Peter
Editor:
Adkins, Authur W. H.
Editor:
Adkins, Arthur W. H.; Boyer, John W.; White, Peter; Kirshner, Julius
Author:
Adkins, Arthur W. H.
Author:
Kirshner, Julius
Author:
Boyer, John W.
Author:
White, Peter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Civilization, western
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Civilization, Western -- History -- Sources.
Subject:
Europe Civilization Sources.
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Readings in Western Civilization Series
Series Volume:
0001
Publication Date:
19860431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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