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Greek poetry?

  1. Dec 18, 2006 #1


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    Does any know where I can find poetry from the ancient Greek civilization?

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  4. Dec 19, 2006 #3
    Here is a nice site:


    Lots of literature

    To understand Greek Literature, you need to understand Homer:

    http://www.gpc.edu/~shale/humanities/literature/world_literature/homer.html [Broken]

    Some Hesiod Poetry:


    http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/a/aristophanes/ [Broken]



    In fact, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_literature#Classical_Greek

    Many of the poets are listed here, and you can find numerous external links to Universities who have these works in e-book formate.


    You should also look at Byzantium Literature, it is also very good.
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  5. Dec 19, 2006 #4
    Greek and Latin were one of my former majors in college. Apart from the usual Homer and Hesiod, Greek lyric poetry, although most exist in fragments, will also give you a different, interesting glimpse of Greece-Archilochus, Sappho, Pindar, Mimnermus..etc
    And of course the tragedians-Sophocles, was my favorite... I like what I now am studying but I sure miss those days-when college work afforded the constant company of those Greeks....
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