Time chart; Map of the Greek world; 1. Homer Iliad: Zeus, fate and the death of Sarpedon; 2. Homer Odyssey: Calypso is ordered by the gods to release Odysseus; 3. Herodotus The Histories: the battle of Salamis; 4. Aeschylus Persians: the battle of Salamis; 5. Sophocles Antigone: Antigone confronts Creon; 6. Euripides Alcestis: Alcestis' farewell to Admetus; 7. Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War: the revolt of Mytilene; 8. Sophocles Philoctetes: Neoptolemus tries to persuade Philoctetes; 9. Euripides Bacchae: Pentheus and Dionysus; 10. Aristophanes Frogs: Dionysus in the underworld; 11. Plato Apology of Socrates: Socrates and the nature of death; 12. Aristophanes Ecclesiazusae (Assemblywomen): power to women?; 13. Xenophon Oeconomicus (The estate manager): the duties of husband and wife; 14. Demosthenes On the Crown: news of disaster at Elatea; 15. Demosthenes Against Conon: harassment on military service; 16. Aristotle Poetics: tragic action and the tragic hero; 17. Menander Perikeiromene (The girl with the cut hair): how to get your mistress to forgive you; 18. Plutarch Life of Antony: the death of Cleopatra; 19. Plutarch On the Decline of Oracles: Great Pan is dead; 20. New Testament Acts of the Apostles: St Paul in Athens; Metrical appendix; General vocabulary.
This book offers an ideal first reader in ancient Greek for students who have already completed a beginner's course.
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