A History Of Greek Literature (1890) by Perry, Thomas Sergeant [Classics]

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Post by LectorRecitator » January 4th, 2019, 6:27 pm



∙ Title: A History Of Greek Literature
∙ Author: Perry, Thomas Sergeant (1845–1928)
∙ Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
∙ Date/Edition/Impression: © 1890


A circumstantial study examining the development of Ancient Greek literature from the Pre-classical to the Hellenistic Period.

"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."

(From Preface)

Readability Information

874 pages, divided into 31 chapters/sections—the majority of them being of long length—in turn divided into numerous subsections, plus 1 page of Preface. The study is divided into 4 books, each one thematically defined. Numerous fragments of literary works throughout the study.
A considerable number of illustrations in text—some even covering whole pages—significantly reducing overall length.
Total: No more than 820 Pages (Personal estimation based on riffling, referring strictly to legible material)

Lector Recitator’s Readability Rating

Not in regards to Subject Matter or Overall Length, but Structure
(i.e., Division of written material into Chapters/Sections & Subchapters/Subsections and their individual length)

∙ 1/5: Laborious
∙ 2/5: Challenging
3/5: Readable ←
∙ 4/5: Quite Readable
∙ 5/5: Exceedingly Readable



«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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