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Greek Literature: An Anthology (Classics) Paperback – Jan 1973

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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; Reprint edition (Jan 1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140443231
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140443233
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2 x 19.7 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 191,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A classic 29 May 2003
By Geoff Puterbaugh - Published on
Format: Paperback
You might be tempted to under-rate this book. DON'T. Michael Grant, no slouch, obviously put a huge amount of effort (and good taste) into this anthology. I used to have a copy, and it has gone missing, and I am not a bit happy about this.

The most enjoyable and inspiring introduction to Greek literature I have ever seen, a million times better than The Portable Greek Reader (Portable Library).

You will have to seek out a used copy, it appears. I recommend that you do so!
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The Backbone Of Western Literature. 31 July 1998
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
A magnificent & enriching collection of literary works that excel consistenly to the heart & nature of man.These classics remarkably sound so fresh & so important in our present age that to disregard them would be a terrible crime to the benefit & cultivation of our sensibilities.The trademarks of this great civilization's authors are a rich simplicity powerful in it's beauty for description & a precise,matter-of-fact way of describing or presenting their statements that put a lot of gullible modern authors to mortal shame.The most powerful sections are the ones on philosophy & lyric poetry.The passion,intensity & convicingness of the best in these categories have scarcely been matched,then or since.Although several selected lyrics are unremarkable & unrepresentative,the strength & greatness of the rest shadow all of these through.All forms of works since then have come from these works of timeless sublimity,& it's doubtful if it! will ever be replaced;for here is the probabable basis of all what we are & what we will be.MY RATING FOR THIS IS 4 & A HALF STARS.
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