College Greek Course In English by William Cleaver Wilkinson

College Greek Course In English

byWilliam Cleaver Wilkinson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1884 Excerpt: ... the flowering--if but the critics will let us credit the story--of an old age in the writer, that kept all the freshness, having parted with all the crudeness, of youth. Farewell to thee, poet, thus unalterably young at ninety! Whatever lay in the power of happy condition to do for mortal--that mortal yet remaining contentedly pagan--all this assuredly happy condition did, and abundantly did, for Sophocles. VII. EURIPIDES. The third member of the great tragical triumvirate of Greece was Euripides. The great tragical triumvirate, we say--but it ought not to be forgotten that, besides Eschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, who alone survive to us in their productions, there flourished in Athens, at the same time with these, other tragedians scarcely inferior to them in contemporary fame. Agathon, of whom readers of this volume will remember seeing mention made in the course of our presentation of Plato, is an example of those illustrious tragic poets of Greece whose works have utterly perished. Euripides. Euripides was born, an Athenian, (480 B. C.,) in the year, perhaps on the day, of the battle of Salamis. He had a long career; but, though born some years after, he died a few months before, his generous, more prosperous, but not more popular, rival--Sophocles. It was one of those graceful acts which so well became the genius and the character of the latter, that he signalized his sorrow over the death of his peer, by causing the actors in his own next play to appear in mourning for the loss of Euripides. Aristophanes, on the contrary, persecuted Euripides even in his grave. The closing days of this third great tragedian of Greece were spent at the court of the king of Macedonia. Euripides seems not as yet to have attracted any translators capable of giving him...

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Title:College Greek Course In EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217460879

ISBN - 13:9780217460873

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