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An Anthology of Greek Prose - D. A. Russell

An Anthology of Greek Prose

By: D. A. Russell (Editor)

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Published: 11th July 1991
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BL With Greek texts and English commentary This anthology fills a gap which has been widely felt. It gives students - at sixth-form, undergraduate, or junior graduate level - the opportunity of sampling a very wide variety of Greek prose texts, chosen to illustrate both development and generic differences. Each of the 100 passages is accompanied by a short introduction, and there are brief notes explaining difficult words and drawing attention to linguistic and stylistic points occurring in the extracts. Full references to grammars are given, and the texts are supplemented with a useful general introduction as well as indexes of words and of grammatical and stylistic features. The extracts cover the entire range from the fifth century BC to the fifth century AD: Herodotus, Thucydides, and other historians; orators from Andocides to Demosthenes; philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle; and many writers from the Hellenistic and Roman periods (including some biblical and other Greek Christian texts). Care has been taken to choose pieces of interesting content, so that the book can serve as a reader to stimulate interest in Greek culture generally. A companion volume edited by D. A. Russell, An Anthology of Latin Prose, is also available: 0-19-814746-5, hardback; 0-19-87212-8 paper covers.

`A splendid survey of Greek Prose literature, with an excellent introduction, bibliography and helpful notes.' C Austin, University of Cambridge `it could serve as an excellent and - at least in paperback - affordable text for a beginning graduate survey or even for a mixed class of graduates and advanced undergraduates ... All will come away with an increased awareness of style and an appreciation of the continuing vitality of ancient Greek prose in the frequently neglected Roman period.' Thomas A. Suits, University of Connecticut, New England Classical Newsletter & Journal, Volume XIX, May 1992, Number 4 `provides just the right amount of chronology, biography and literary history ... This collection will be welcomed wholeheartedly by those who wish to develop their skills in Greek translation, in that it offers them timely encouragement and guidance for the exploration of varied and unfamiliar territory. The proof-reading of both Greek and English text is of a high order.' S. Usher, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, The Classical Review

The beginings - Ionic prose; the beginnings - Attic prose; Attic orators - Lysias and Isocrates; Plato; Xenophon and a contemporary soldier; the age of Philip - Demosthenes and some contemporaries; philosophy - Aristotle to Epicurus; Hellenistic prose; from Augustus to Trajan; Plutarch; the second century AD; biblical and early Christian texts; pagan and Christian in the late Empire.

ISBN: 9780198721222
ISBN-10: 0198721226
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 11th July 1991
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.64  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.41