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Greek Classics (Cliffs Notes)

By Mary Ellen Snodgrass
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Book Details
  • Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
  • Publisher: Brand: Cliffs Notes
  • Edition: 1st
Cliffs Notes on Greek Classics is the only reference book you need to understand the ideological and literary influence of the Greek civilization. A fully-indexed guide designed for students of: English Literature World Literature Classical Literature and Languages Philosophy History Theater and Drama Women's Studies Music and Art Religion
  • Use for concise overviews of Greek playwrights, poets, prose writers, historians and philosophers.
  • Find term paper ideas and essay topics.
  • Check facts, dates, spelling and pronunciation.
  • Identify major Greek literary movements.
  • Understand the origins of Western drama.
  • Discover the genesis of such ideas as the Oedipus Complex, the Golden Mean, the Golden Fleece, the Trojan Horse, the Socratic Method and Platonic Love.
  • Recognize literary allusions to people and events such as the Olympic Games, the Bronze Age, the Fates, Medea, Electra and the Muses.
  • Comprehend, through example, such literary terms as medias res, hubris and nemesis.
  • Place Greek authors in historical context and chronological relationship to one another.
  • Review major events of Greek civil wars as discussed by such writers as Herodotus, Xenophon and Thucydides.
  • Recognize the roots of Western thought and philosophy in such writers as Plato, Aristotle and Socrates.
For comprehensive, in-depth treatment of the following works, see the Cliffs Notes on each title: Iliad; Odyssey; Agamemnon; Oedipus Rex; Electra & Medea; Lysistrata; Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo; Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Ethics. Greek Classics

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