The Pageant Of Greece (1923) by Livingstone, Richard Winn [Classics]

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∙ Title: The Pageant Of Greece
∙ Author/Editor: Livingstone, Richard Winn (1880–1960)
∙ Publisher: Oxford University Press
∙ Date/Edition/Impression: © 1923


A study examining the life and work of the most eminent representatives of History, Oratory, Philosophy, Science and Theater of Ancient Greek Literature, from the Pre-classical to the Hellenistic Period.

"This book is intended for those who know no Greek, but wish to form some idea of its great writers and of what they wrote. It is meant for the ordinary educated reader, as well as for pupils at the universities and in the upper forms of schools, who will never learn the language but need not be left in total ignorance of the literature and thought of Greece ; and it may be used to give the weaker student, while he struggles with individual
authors, a view of the literature as a whole and an idea of the doors which knowledge of the language will open to him. It is not a book about the Greeks : such books can be at best pale reflections of the central fire at which they are lit. It consists of selections from the greatest Greek writers,
with such a sketch of their lives and works as may give an idea of what they were and did."

(From Preface)

Readability Information

436 pages divided into 15 chapters/sections of varying length, plus 4 pages of Preface. 3 Illustrations in text.
Total: 440 Pages

Lector Recitator’s Readability Rating

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∙ 4/5: Quite Readable
∙ 5/5: Exceedingly Readable



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«ὁ δὲ ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ»/"the unexamined life is not worth living"

(Plato, Apology: 38a. Translated by H. N. Fowler)

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