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Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1977
Every page in The Portable Greek Reader contains some fundamental precursor of the ways in which we think about heroism, destiny, love, politics, tragedy, science, virtue, and thought itself, Included are excerpts from the mythologies of Hesiod; the martial epics of Homer; the dramas of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides; the philosophy of Plato, Aristotle, and Heraclitus; Aesops fables; poems by Pindar and Sappho; the scientific writings of Euclid, Galen, and Hippocrates; and the history of Thucydides. Presented in their most elegant and authoritative translations, and accompanied by Audens brilliant introduction, these selections recreate the Greek world in all its splendor, strangeness, and sophistication.
"Engaging and full and intelligent
a command performance, brought off with considerable aplomb."
The New York Times