Greek Classics (Cliffs Notes)By Mary Ellen Snodgrass
- 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.