An Anthology of Greek Prose: Greek Prose by D. A. RussellAn Anthology of Greek Prose: Greek Prose by D. A. Russell

An Anthology of Greek Prose: Greek Prose

EditorD. A. Russell

Paperback | February 1, 1971

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* With Greek texts and English commentary This anthology fills a gap which has been widely felt. It gives students - at sixth-form, undergraduate, or junior graduate level - the opportunity of sampling a very wide variety of Greek prose texts, chosen to illustrate both development and generic differences. Each of the 100 passages isaccompanied by a short introduction, and there are brief notes explaining difficult words and drawing attention to linguistic and stylistic points occurring in the extracts. Full references to grammars are given, and the texts are supplemented with a useful general introduction as well as indexesof words and of grammatical and stylistic features. The extracts cover the entire range from the fifth century BC to the fifth century AD: Herodotus, Thucydides, and other historians; orators from Andocides to Demosthenes; philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle; and many writers from theHellenistic and Roman periods (including some biblical and other Greek Christian texts). Care has been taken to choose pieces of interesting content, so that the book can serve as a reader to stimulate interest in Greek culture generally. A companion volume edited by D. A. Russell, An Anthology of Latin Prose, is also available: 0-19-814746-5, hardback; 0-19-87212-8 paper covers.

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D. A. Russell is at St John's College, Oxford.

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Title:An Anthology of Greek Prose: Greek ProseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.07 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:February 1, 1971Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198721226

ISBN - 13:9780198721222

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This anthology fills a gap which has been widely felt. It gives students--at sixth-form, undergraduate or junior graduate level--the opportunity of sampling a very wide variety of Greek prose, texts, chosen to illustrate both development and generic differences.

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`provides just the right amount of chronology, biography and literary history ... This collection will be welcomed wholeheartedly by those who wish to develop their skills in Greek translation, in that it offers them timely encouragement and guidance for the exploration of varied andunfamiliar territory. The proof-reading of both Greek and English text is of a high order.'S. Usher, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, The Classical Review