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GREEK LITERATURE.

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41 PRATT, LOUISE. Eros At The Banquet: Reviewing Greek With Plato's Symposium.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2011. Volume 40 in Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Plato's classic text combined with a helpful grammar review. "This coherent and thoughtful book addresses the dearth of intermediate materials for Greek students and teachers. In a very teacherly way, evidencing many years in the classroom and great concern for students, the author has offered an important solution to this deficiency."—Drew Keller, author of Learn to Read Latin After studying ancient Greek for a year, students often become discouraged when presented with unabridged classical texts that offer only minimal supportive apparatus. In welcome contrast, this intermediate-level textbook reinforces the first-year lessons and enables students to read Plato's Symposium, one of the most engaging works in Attic Greek, the dialect taught in most first-year courses. To meet the needs of students who are reading extended passages of challenging Greek for the first time, Louise Pratt, a classical scholar with more than twenty years' teaching experience, has lightly condensed the early readings, supplementing them with review exercises and new vocabulary. She includes the remaining portion of the dialogue in its entirety to give students the experience of reading Plato's imaginative dialogue in all its richness. All readings are glossed, with explanatory notes appearing on the same page as the relevant texts. Enlivened by twenty-five illustrations, Eros at the Banquet also features an introduction explaining the Symposium's historical and philosophical significance, a comprehensive glossary, and an up-to-date bibliography. Instructors may also supplement this volume with Pratt's The Essentials of Greek Grammar: A Reference for Intermediate Readers of Attic Greek, which includes many examples from the Symposium. Louise Pratt is Professor of Classics at Emory University. She is the author of Lying and Poetry from Homer to Pindar: Falsehood and Deception in Archaic Greek Poetics. 
Price: 28.93 USD
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42 ROISMAN, H. M. & LUSCHNIG, C. A. E. Euripides' Electra: A Commentary.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2011. Volume 38 in Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Designed for today's students, the most comprehensive edition of the classic Greek play. Among the best-known Greek tragedies, Electra is also one of the plays students of Greek often read in the original language. It tells the story of how Electra and her brother, Orestes, avenge the murder of their father, Agamemnon, by their mother and her lover. H. M. Roisman and C. A. E. Luschnig have developed a new edition of this seminal tragedy designed for twenty-first-century classrooms. Included with the Greek text are a useful introduction, line-by-line commentary, and other materials in English, all intended to support intermediate and advanced undergraduate students. Electra's gripping story and almost contemporary feel help make the play accessible and interesting to modern audiences. The liberties Euripides took with the traditional myth and the playwright's attitudes toward the gods can inspire fruitful classroom discussion about fifth-century Athenian thought, manners, and morals. Roisman and Luschnig invite readers to compare Euripides' treatment of the myth with those of Aeschylus and Sophocles and with variant presentations in epic and lyric poetry, later drama, and modern film. The introduction also places the play in historical context and describes conventions of the Greek theater specific to the work. Extensive appendices provide a complete metrical analysis of the play, helpful notes on grammar and syntax, an index of verbs, and a Greek-English glossary. In short, the authors have included everything students need to support and enhance their reading of Electra in its original language. H. M. Roisman, Professor of Classics at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, is the author of Loyalty in Early Greek Epic and Tragedy and Nothing Is As It Seems: The Tragedy of the Implicit in Euripides' Hippolytus. C. A. E. Luschnig, Professor of Classics at the University of Idaho in Moscow, is the author of An Introduction to Ancient Greek and The Gorgon's Severed Head: Studies in Euripides' Alcestis, Electra, and Phoenissae. "Once this book hits the shelves, there will be no need for another commentary on Euripides' Electra for decades—if ever again."—Karelisa Hartigan, author of Ambiguity and Self-Deception: The Apollo and Artemis Plays of Euripides 
Price: 23.70 USD
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43 SOPHOCLES; A VERSE TRANSLATION BY MULROY, DAVID WITH INTRODUCTION & NOTES. Oedipus Rex.
University of Wisconsin Press, Madison: 2011. Wisconsin Studies in Classics Series. "A great work of world literature has at last become a great poem in English. Mulroy's translation is far  s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Oedipus Rex is the greatest of the Greek tragedies, a profound meditation on the human condition. The story of the mythological king, who is doomed to kill his father and marry his mother, has resonated in world culture for almost 2,500 years. But Sophocles' drama as originally performed was much more than a great story—it was a superb poetic script and exciting theatrical experience. The actors spoke in pulsing rhythms with hypnotic forward momentum, making it hard for audiences to look away. Interspersed among the verbal rants and duels were energetic songs performed by the chorus. David Mulroy's brilliant verse translation of Oedipus Rex recaptures the aesthetic power of Sophocles' masterpiece while also achieving a highly accurate translation in clear, contemporary English. Speeches are rendered with the same kind of regular iambic rhythm that gave the Sophoclean originals their drive. The choral parts are translated as fluid rhymed songs. Mulroy also supplies an introduction, notes, and appendixes to provide helpful context for general readers and students. David Mulroy is professor of classics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has translated The Complete Poetry of Catullus, also published by the University of Wisconsin Press. Sophocles (ca. 497/6-407/6 BCE) was the most acclaimed dramatist of his era, winning more than twenty festival competitions in ancient Athens. He is believed to have written 123 plays, but only seven have survived in a complete form. "A great work of world literature has at last become a great poem in English. Mulroy's translation is far superior to other available English verse translations." —Robert J. Rabel, editor of Approaches to Homer, Ancient and Modern 
Price: 9.69 USD
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44 SOPHOCLES; GRENE, DAVID & LATTIMORE, RICHMOND (EDITORS). Sophocles II.
The University of Chicago Press, Chicago: 1969. 0226307867 / 9780226307862 s Softcover. Good condition. 
This volume in the series of the complete Greek tragedies includes Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra and Philoctetes. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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45 SOPHOCLES; GRENE, DAVID; LATTIMORE, RICHMOND ( EDITED BY). Sophocles II.
The University of Chicago Press, Chicago: 1969. 0226311554 / 9780226311555 Third Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This series of the complete Greek tragedies includes Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra and Philoctetes. 
Price: 12.59 USD
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46 SOPHOCLES; GRENE, DAVID; LATTIMORE, RICHMOND ( EDITED BY). Sophocles II.
The University of Chicago Press, Chicago: 1969. 0226311554 / 9780226311555 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This series of the complete Greek tragedies includes Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra and Philoctetes. 
Price: 12.35 USD
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47 SOPHOCLES; MULROY, DAVID (INTRODUCTION & NOTES). Antigone: A Verse Translation By David Mulroy With Introduction And Notes.
The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, Milwaukee and London: 2013. Wisconsin Studies in Classics Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Translated into English from the Greek by David Mulroy. 
Price: 9.45 USD
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48 STAIKOS, KONSTANTINOS SP. Testimonies Of Platonic Tradition: From The 4th B C E To The 16th Century.
Oak Knoll Press, New Castle: 2015. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Testimonies of Platonic Tradition is, in a way, a continuation of Konstantinos Staikos' recent publication Books and Ideas: The Library of Plato and the Academy (2013). It deals with questions of transmission and classification of Plato's Dialogues from the philosopher's own age down to the 16th century, that is, with the fate of the Platonic corpus. As the chronicle of this journey unfolds, readers will be able to follow the foundation of philosophical schools whose teaching was based on Platonic theories and concepts, in East and West. They will also obtain an overview of the works of commentary and annotation of Plato's works, composed by Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Arab authors in order to elucidate the philosopher's thought. This book makes clear the importance of Timaeus from antiquity onwards, as this work became the bible of Platonism ever since Chalcidius paraphrased the dialogue into Latin and offered a classification of its subjects into categories. In addition, mention is made of the translation of Timaeus and Parmenides into Latin by the Greeks Henry Aristippus and George of Trebizond; the publication of the Latin translation of the philosopher's Complete Works by Marsilio Ficino and the part played by the Platonic Academy of Florence in further transmitting the philosophy of Plato. The text also describes how Marcus Musurus prepared his editio princeps of Plato's complete works and finally deals with the historical period when the debate over the primacy of Plato or Aristotle broke out. 
Price: 61.75 USD
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49 WEDECK, HARRY E. Classics Of Greek Literature: From The Literary Beginnings To The Second Century A. D.
Philosophical Library, New York: 1963. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but dustjacket is only fair. 
The purpose of this anthology is to offer, in English translation, a conspectus of Greek achievement and its impact upon Western civilization by means of the most characteristic, the most significant, and occasionally the most uniquely interesting contributions of its literary legacy; and in such a variety of genres as will confirm its impressive and dominant multiple activities. Includes Poetry, Drama, History, Philosophy, Oratory and Satire. 
Price: 12.07 USD
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50 WHIBLEY, LEONARD ( EDITED BY). A Companion To Greek Studies.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1931. Fourth Edition, Revised. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. Cover has slight scratches. Former school copy has stamp and other markings. 
The Companion to Greek Studies was undertaken by the Syndics of the University Press with the intention of presenting in one volume such information as would be most useful to the student of Greek literature. Includes an Index. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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51 XENOPHON; WATSON, REV. J. S. (TRANSLATOR); AINSWORTH, ESQ., W. F. (GEOGRAPHICAL COMMENTARY). The Anabasis, Or Expedition Of Cyrus, And The Memorabilia Of Socrates: Literally Translated From The Greek Of Xenophon.
Henry G. Bohn, London: 1854. Bohn's Classical Library Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. A small section of the cloth along the spine is missing and the spine is somewhat worn at the top. There is some discoloration and slight foxing. 
Contains English translations of each of these Greek classics. The translator has endeavored to preserve the sense and spirit of the original, in language which may satisfy both the English reader and the scholar. In the Anabasis the text of Dindorf has been followed; in the Memorabilia, that of Kuhner. Includes an Index. 
Price: 35.10 USD
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