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A history of Greek literature.

Author: Albin Lesky
Publisher: New York, Crowell [1966]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the speculative beginnings before Homer all the way through to Greek works under the Roman empire. Includes summaries of important works.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lesky, Albin, 1896-1981.
History of Greek literature.
New York, Crowell [1966]
(OCoLC)643547095
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albin Lesky
ISBN: 0815203942 9780815203940 069038372X 9780690383720
OCLC Number: 308152
Description: xviii, 921 pages 26 cm
Contents: Preface to the second edition --
Introduction to the first edition --
I. The transmission of Greek literature --
II. The beginnings --
III. The Homeric epic --
A. The Iliad and Odyssey --
B. The epic cycle --
C. The Homeric hymns --
D. Other works attributed to Homer --
IV. The archaic period --
A. Hesiod --
B. Archaic epic after Hesiod --
C. Early lyric poetry --
D. Folk-tales --
E. Religious literature --
F. The beginnings of philosophy --
G. Mature archaic lyric: Theognis; The epigram and the scolion; Anacreon; Songwriters on the mainland; Choral lyric --
H. Philosophy at the end of the archaic period --
I. The beginnings of science and historiography --
I. Beginnings of drama --
V. The flowering of the Greek city state --
A. Beginning and culmination of the classical period: Aeschylus; Sophocles; Other forms of poetry; Damon and the theory of music; Herodotus; Other historians; Philosophy --
B. The enlightenment and its opponents: the Sophists and the beginnings of rhetoric; Euripides; Other tragic writers; Other poetry; Political comedy; Political writings; Thucydides; The sciences; Socrates --
C. The fourth century up to Alexander: Plato and the Academy; Aristotle and the Peripatos; The art of rhetoric; Historiography; Drama; Other forms of poetry --
VI. The Hellenistic age --
A. Athens: New comedy; Attic prose; The philosophical systems --
B. The new centres: General characteristics; Callimachus; Theocritus; Apollonius; Epigram; Drama; Other poetry; Historiography; The sciences; Pseudopythagorean literature; Jewish-Hellenistic literature --
VII. The empire --
A. Poetry --
B. Prose: Plutarch; The second Sophistic; Historiographers and periegetes; Prose romance an epistolography; The second sophistic in the later era; Philosophy; The sciences.
Other Titles: Geschichte der griechischen Literatur.
Responsibility: Translated by James Willis and Cornelis de Heer.

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From the speculative beginnings before Homer all the way through to Greek works under the Roman empire. Includes summaries of important works.

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