History Of Ancient Greek Literature (Part 1: 10 Titles) [Classics]

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Post by LectorRecitator » May 11th, 2019, 5:53 pm

History Of Greek Literature (1951, 2nd Edition) by Talfourd, Thomas Noon (1795–1854)

📖 Contains Ancient Greek terminology

ℹ️ "It is intended that each Series of classified articles shall be, not merely revised, but sufficiently extended to make it a complete representative of its department. The present volume, for example, contains not only the articles that appeared in the former edition of the Encyclopaedia, now republished in an improved state, but several others that were found to be necessary to complete its subject. We do not use the word " complete " in its absolute sense. We do not profess to give a history of every Greek writer, nor even of every work of the writers who are introduced ; neither do we in any case enter upon that minute verbal criticism which would be indispensable in a really complete History of Greek Literature. Such comprehensiveness is incompatible with the plan of an Encyclopaedia. What we propose to achieve, in this and in each department, is, that degree of completeness which will suffice to afford the general reader, as well as the Classical student, a specific and succinct view of the main
features of the subject. Thus, we have discussed the great divisions of Greek Literature, the pre-eminent writers in each division, and the most characteristic of their productions. We have endeavoured to place these particulars in the strongest light, while we have paid little or no attention to subjects and writers of minor importance, and to matters of verbal criticism."


A Manual Of Greek Literature: From The Earliest Authentic Periods To The Close Of The Byzantine Era (1853) by Anthon, Charles (1797–1867)

📖 Contains Ancient Greek terminology

ℹ️ "The main work itself embraces in its plan the whole range of Greek Literature, from, the earliest periods down to the close of the Byzantine era, and, besides a brief account of each successive stage of development in the history of the Grecian mind, will be found to contain biographical sketches of all the most eminent writers who flourished within the limits just mentioned. To the list of their works there is also appended, in the case of each writer, a condensed account of the principal editions, prepared from the best bibliographical sources, and which, though necessarily brief, may not prove without its value. A rapid survey is also taken of the different schools of Greek philosophy, of the medical systems of Greece, and likewise of the advances made in the cultivation of the mathematical sciences." (Preface)



A Critical History Of The Language And Literature Of Ancient Greece (1854–1957, 2nd Edition) by Mure, William (1799–1860)

📖 Contains Ancient Greek terminology

Volume 1: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.$b640967&view=2up&seq=6

Volume 2: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951002098814w&view=2up&seq=6

Volume 3: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015074805337&view=2up&seq=1

Volume 4: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.$b640970&view=2up&seq=6

Volume 5: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.$b640971&view=2up&seq=4

A History Of Greek Classical Literature (1857, Second American Edition) by Browne, Robert William (1809–1895)

📖 Contains Ancient Greek terminology


A History Of The Literature Of Ancient Greece (1858) by Müller, Karl Otfried (1797–1840) translated by Donaldson, John William (1811–1861) & Lewis, George Cornewall (1806–1863). Volume 3 written by Donaldson, John William (1811–1861)

📖 Contains Ancient Greek terminology

Volume 1: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924022690790&view=2up&seq=8

Volume 2: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924022690808&view=2up&seq=8

Volume 3: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924022690816&view=2up&seq=8

A Primer Of Greek Literature (1877) by Lawrence, Eugene (1823–1894)

📖 Ideal for novice readers

ℹ️ "This brief essay is intended to give a sketch of the rise and decline of the Greek intellect. It will serve, perhaps, to induce some to look at a subject of great interest who would have been affrighted by a larger treatise." (Preface)


Greek Literature (1884) by Jebb, Richard Claverhouse (1841–1905)

ℹ️ "A Primer of Greek Literature should aim at being useful, not only to students of Greek, but also to those who do not know Greek, and who will never read a Greek book except in a translation. The civilised world is agreed in holding the great literature of old Greece to be one of the most precious things that have come down from the past, and all educated people, whether they know Greek or not, may naturally wish to know something about the contents of Greek literature. This sketch is intended to serve as a framework into which those who read any of the Greek books, whether in the original or in English, may fit what they read. The unity of Greek Literature is not the unity of a library but the unity of a living body. In this, more perhaps than in any other literature, we shall fail really to understand any one part unless we see clearly what it has to do with the rest." (Introduction)



A History Of Greek Literature (1886) by Jevons, Frank Byron (1858–1936)

ℹ️ "This, like the preceding volume in this series, "is designed mainly for Students at our Universities and Public Schools, and for such as are preparing for the Indian Civil Service or other advanced Examinations." But it is also intended to be intelligible, and, it is hoped, will be found interesting to those who know no Greek. With this purpose, Greek and all points involving Greek scholarship have been relegated to the Notes and Appendices." (Preface)



A History Of Greek Literature (1890) by Perry, Thomas Sergeant (1845–1928)

ℹ️ "This book is an attempt to recount the history of Greek literature, not so much to classical students as to those who have no direct knowledge of the subject." (Preface)



A History Of Ancient Greek Literature (1897) by Murray, Gilbert (1866–1957)

📖 Contains Ancient Greek terminology

ℹ️ "My general method, however, has been somewhat personal, and independent of particular authorities. I have tried — at first unconsciously, afterwards of set purpose — to realise, as well as I could, what sort of men the various Greek authors were, what they liked and disliked, how they earned their living and spent their time. A desire to make the most of my allotted space, and also to obtain some approach to unity of view, has led
me to limit the scope of this book in several ways. Recognising that Athens is the only part of Greece of which we have much real knowledge, I have accepted her as the inevitable interpreter of the rest, and have, to a certain extent, tried to focus my reader's attention upon the Attic period, from Aeschylus to Plato. I have reduced my treatment of Philosophy to the "narrowest dimensions, and, with much reluctance, have determined to omit altogether Hippocrates and the men of science. Finally, I have stopped the history proper at the death of Demosthenes, and appended only a rapid and perhaps arbitrary sketch of the later literature down to the fall of Paganism, omitting entirely, for instance, even such interesting books as Theophrastus's Characters, and the Treatise on the Sublime."





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Post by DaveWindell » May 12th, 2019, 2:26 am

Dear Lector Recitator,
Sorry I don't know your actual name, apologies. Thank you so much for these suggestions! So many interesting volumes to choose from. At the moment I'm trying to finish a paper which I hope to publish in a peer reviewed journal and that seems to be taking up all my limited brain power. However, when I arrive at a point when I can pause ( I hope in a week or so) I will certainly look through your suggestions and see which we could record for librvox.
Many thanks,

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