Readings In Ancient History (volume 1); Illustrative Extracts From The Sources: Greece and the East.

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byWilliam Stearns Davis

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Excerpt: ... BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES OF ANCIENT AUTHORS CITED In this list are included brief notices of most of the regular Greek and Latin authors from whose works excerpts have been taken, but no attempt has been made to include various obscure Christian chroniclers, or to trace the authorship of Oriental inscriptions, etc. Many famous poets of antiquity, e.g. jEschylus and Sophocles, are not mentioned because no quotations are made from their writings. JEschines (389 to 314 b.C.). The leading orator of Athens in the fourth century b.C., saving only Demosthenes, and the latter's chief opponent. A man of remarkable eloquence; but his character as a patriot is open to criticism for his continual advocacy of the cause of Macedon. Aristophanes (444 to about 380 b.C.). The prince of the Athenian poets of the "Old Comedy," i.e. comedy which was mainly concerned with comment and caricature touching the events of the day. Some of Aristophanes's plays were political, e.g. the Knights was especially directed against the demagogue Cleon; others were devoted to social questions, e.g. the Clonds took up new educational theories and made a vicious attack upon the alleged evil doctrines of Socrates. The literary skill is of the very highest order, and the eleven comedies of Aristophanes which are preserved to us throw invaluable light upon almost all the problems and events of his day. Aristotle (384 to 322 b.C.). A native of Stagira in the Chalcidice, who spent much of his life at Athens, where he was the favorite pupil of Plato. Philip employed him as preceptor to his son Alexander. Aristotle was the most learned man and perhaps the greatest intellect produced by all antiquity, and no notice can be taken here of his multifarious activities. One of the great treasures which he bequeathed to posterity was his tr...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Excerpt: ... BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES OF ANCIENT AUTHORS CITED In this list are included brief notices of most of the regular Greek and Latin authors from whose works excerp...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217747469

ISBN - 13:9780217747462

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