Classical Criticism and Anthologies
A Loeb Classical Library Reader
Paperback ISBN: 067499616x
Offers a selection of nuggets drawn from 33 of antiquity's major authors, including poetry, dialogue, philosophical writing, history, descriptive reporting, satire, and fiction. This book tells about the wide range of arts and sciences, and thought and styles of Greco-Roman culture. The selections span 12 centuries, from Homer to Saint Jerome.
The Norton Book of Classical Literature
Hardcover ISBN: 0393034267
An anthology of classical literature features more than three hundred pieces, representing the foundation of Western literature, as well as commentary that discusses the origins of Greek language, Homer, the fall of Rome, and more.
A Classical Education Gone Astray
Paperback ISBN: 0865478341
A freewheeling essay on mortality and freedom at the intersection of ancient philosophy and biker culture After my accident, I thought I was done with bikes. Until a few years ago—I was lying in bed having trouble sleeping when I heard a voice say to me, “Alan, get a Harley and ride to Death Valley.
From Here to Eternity
Paperback ISBN: 1631490060
One of the world's foremost Dante authorities helps readers through the literary experience of The Divine Comedy, explaining the melding of poetry and mythology in the context of 14th-century Florence and what it still means for modern day readers.
Readings in the Classical Historians
Hardcover ISBN: 0684192454
An anthology of the great chroniclers of the ancient world includes selections from such early Greek and Roman historians as Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Julius Caesar, Livy, Plutarch, Tacitus, and others.
Sophocles' Oedipus the King
Paperback ISBN: 1441198245
Described as the Mona Lisa of literature and the world's first detective story, Sophocles' Oedipus the King is a major text from the ancient Greek world and an iconic work of world literature. Aristotle's favourite play, lauded by him as the exemplary Athenian tragedy, Oedipus the King has retained its power both on and off the stage. Before Freud's famous interpretation of the play - an appropriation, some might say - Hölderlin and Nietzsche recognised its unique qualities. Its literary worth is undiminished, philosophers revel in its probing into issues of freedom and necessity and Lacan has ensured its vital significance for post-Freudian psychoanalysis. This Reader's Guide begins with Oedipus as a figure from Greek mythology before focusing on fifth-century Athenian tragedy and the meaning of the drama as it develops scene by scene on the stage. The book covers the afterlife of the play in depth and provides a comprehensive guide to further reading for students.