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This selection of lapidary nuggets drawn from thirty-three of antiquity's major authors includes poetry, dialogue, philosophical writing, history, descriptive reporting, satire, and fiction — giving a glimpse at the wide range of arts and sciences, thought and styles, of Greco-Roman culture.

The selections span twelve centuries, from Homer to Saint Jerome. The texts and translations are reproduced as they appear in Loeb volumes.

The Loeb Classical Library is the only existing series of books which, through original text and facing English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. The Loeb Classical Library Reader offers a unique sampling of this treasure trove. In these pages you will find, for example:

  • Odysseus tricking the Cyclops in order to escape from the giant's cave
  • Zeus creating the first woman, Pandora, cause of mortals' hardships ever after
  • the Athenian general Nicias dissuading his countrymen from invading Sicily
  • Socrates, condemned to die, saying farewell
  • a description of Herod's fortified palace at Masada
  • Cicero's thoughts on what we owe our fellow men
  • Livy's description of the rape of the Sabine women
  • Manilius on the signs of the zodiac
  • Pliny's observation of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
Here you can enjoy looking in on people, real and imaginary, who figure prominently in ancient history, and on notable events. Here, too, you can relish classical poetry and comedy, and get a taste of the ideas characteristic of the splendid culture to which we are heir.

Review:

"Even for those with little Latin and less Greek, this compendium will bring enormous pleasure. Loeb is, indeed, a many-splendoured thing." Peter Jones, The Spectator (UK)

Review:

"A winsome book....It provides not only a translation of the selections but also the text in the original Greek or Latin." Michael Poliakoff, Wall Street Journal

Review:

"[I]f the sampling and lengths are done right, and the translations are simple and direct, an anthology keeps the Great Ones alive and relevant. Thanks to this collection, they don't seem so far away." Los Angeles Times

Synopsis:

This selection of lapidary nuggets drawn from 33 of antiquity's major authors includes poetry, dialogue, philosophical writing, history, descriptive reporting, satire, and fiction — giving a glimpse at the wide range of arts and sciences, thought and styles, of Greco-Roman culture.

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A complete list of the works available in the Loeb ClassicalLibraryis available at .

Table of Contents

Homer * Odyssey
Hesiod * Works and Days
Pindar * Olympian Odes
Sophocles * Antigone
Euripides * Medea
Herodotus * Persian Wars
Thucydides * History of the Peloponnesian War
Aristophanes * Lysistrata
Xenophon * Anabasis
Plato * Phaedo
Aristotle * Poetics
Callimachus * Hymns
Josephus * Jewish War
Plutarch * Brutus
Lucian * Dialogues of the Gods
Pausanias * Description of Greece
Terence * The Brothers
Cicero * On Duties
Caesar * Gallic War
Lucretius * On the Nature of Things
Virgil * Aeneid
Horace * Odes
Livy * History of Rome
Propertius * Elegies
Ovid * Heroines
Manilius * Astronomica
Seneca * Octavia
Pliny * Natural History
Petronius * Satyricon
Pliny the Younger * Letters
Juvenal * Satires
Apuleius * Metamorphoses
Jerome * Letters

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674996168
Author:
Loeb Classical Library
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Manufactured by:
Loeb, Classical Library
Manufactured:
Loeb, Classical Library
Manufactured:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Loeb Classical Library, Classical Librar
Author:
Loeb, Classical Library
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Readers
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Classical literature
Subject:
Civilization, Classical
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
999
Publication Date:
February 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in

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Product details 240 pages Loeb Classical Library - English 9780674996168 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Even for those with little Latin and less Greek, this compendium will bring enormous pleasure. Loeb is, indeed, a many-splendoured thing."
"Review" by , "A winsome book....It provides not only a translation of the selections but also the text in the original Greek or Latin."
"Review" by , "[I]f the sampling and lengths are done right, and the translations are simple and direct, an anthology keeps the Great Ones alive and relevant. Thanks to this collection, they don't seem so far away."
"Synopsis" by , This selection of lapidary nuggets drawn from 33 of antiquity's major authors includes poetry, dialogue, philosophical writing, history, descriptive reporting, satire, and fiction — giving a glimpse at the wide range of arts and sciences, thought and styles, of Greco-Roman culture.
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