Greek Classics: Notes

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Cliffs Notes, 1988 - 429 oldal
Cliffs Notes on Greek Classics is the only reference book you need to understand the ideological and literary influence of the Greek civilization. A fully-indexed guide designed for students of: English Literature World Literature Classical Literature and Languages Philosophy History Theater and Drama Women's Studies Music and Art Religion
  • Use for concise overviews of Greek playwrights, poets, prose writers, historians and philosophers.
  • Find term paper ideas and essay topics.
  • Check facts, dates, spelling and pronunciation.
  • Identify major Greek literary movements.
  • Understand the origins of Western drama.
  • Discover the genesis of such ideas as the Oedipus Complex, the Golden Mean, the Golden Fleece, the Trojan Horse, the Socratic Method and Platonic Love.
  • Recognize literary allusions to people and events such as the Olympic Games, the Bronze Age, the Fates, Medea, Electra and the Muses.
  • Comprehend, through example, such literary terms as medias res, hubris and nemesis.
  • Place Greek authors in historical context and chronological relationship to one another.
  • Review major events of Greek civil wars as discussed by such writers as Herodotus, Xenophon and Thucydides.
  • Recognize the roots of Western thought and philosophy in such writers as Plato, Aristotle and Socrates.
For comprehensive, in-depth treatment of the following works, see the Cliffs Notes on each title: Iliad; Odyssey; Agamemnon; Oedipus Rex; Electra & Medea; Lysistrata; Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo; Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Ethics. Greek Classics

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Mary Ellen Snodgrass was born on February 29, 1944 in Wlimington, North Carolina. She is an award-winning author of textbooks and general reference works, and a former columnist for the Charlotte Observer. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Appalachian State University, and holds degrees in English, Latin, psychology, and education of gifted children. She teaches English and Latin at Lenoir Rhyne University. In addition to her membership on the North Carolina Library Board, she serves the N.C. Humanities Commission as a traveling lecturer. She has also held jobs as a freelance writer for the Charlotte Observer along with being a columnist, and book reviewer for them. She has also worked on the Canadian Medical Association Journal, American Guidance Service, American Reference Books Annual and Cliffs Notes along with being a professor of Latin and English, Lenoir Rhyne University, 2008-2010. Her works include Michel Faber and Feminism: The Neo-Gothic Novel, Leslie Marmon Silko, The Civil War Era and Reconstruction: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History, and World Food.

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