Greek Classics (SparkNotes Literature Guide) (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)

  • Publish Date: 2004-01-22
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: SparkNotes

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SparkNotes Greek Classics is a one-stop guide to the great works of Greek literature and thoughtthe masterpieces that stand at the foundations of Western culture.

Inside, youll find thorough, insightful overviews of everything from the epics of Homer to the tragedies and comedies of Greek dramatists, from the chronicles of Greek historians to the musings of Plato, Aristotle, and other philosophers. Greek Classics covers all the great writers and thinkers of classical Greece, from Aeschylus to Xenophon and everyone in between.

  • Homers Iliad and Odyssey
  • Sophocles Oedipus plays
  • Aeschyluss Oresteia trilogy
  • Platos The Republic, Apology, Phaedo, and more
  • Aristotles Ethics
  • Coverage of numerous secondary works
  • An encyclopedia of people, places, and ideas from Greek antiquity

    This guide also includes a comprehensive encyclopedia of terms, people, places, and ideas from Greek antiquitywith explanations that help you grasp the background behind names and concepts that still are referenced today.

    SparkNotes Greek Classics is an invaluable resource for a student of the humanities, or for anyone who wants to gain a general understanding of ancient Greece and its contributions to the modern world.

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