HURWITZ'S GOOD READING 
IN 
ANCIENT GREEK LITERATURE



 
 

Plato

In Good Reading: A Guide for Serious Readers, 22nd ed. 1985, Marshall S. Hurwitz provides a brief list of key works of ancient Greek literature along with an introduction and a two-three sentence description of each of the titles listed. The following is excerpted from his listing. See also "Hurwitz's Good Reading in Ancient Roman Literature."

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        COLLECTIONS

                Grene, David, Richard Lattimore, eds.   Complete Greek Tragedies. 1959
                Jay, Peter, ed.                                         The Greek Anthology. 1981
                Lattimore, Richmond, tr.                         Greek Lyrics. 1960
                Finley, M. I., ed.                                     The Portable Greek Historians. 1959
                Auden, W. H., ed.                                   The Portable Greek Reader. 1948

        INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS

                Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.)                      Tragedies
                Aesop (c. 6th cent. B.C.)                         Fables
                Aristophanes (c. 448-380 B.C.)              Comedies
                Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)                         Nicomachean Ethics
                Demosthenes (383-322 B.C.)                  Orations
                Euripides (c. 484-408 B.C.)                   Tragedies and Tragi-Comedies
                Herodotus (c. 484-425 B.C.)                  History
                Hesiod (c. 770 B.C.)                              Theogony and Works and Days
                Homer (c. 800 B.C.)                               Iliad and Odyssey
                Lucian (c. 125-210)                                Dialogues of the Dead and Dialogues of the
                                                                                    Gods
                Pindar (522-443 B.C.)                            Odes
                Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.)                          The Republic and Dialogues
                Plotinus (205-270)                                  The Enneads
                Plutarch (46-120)                                    Lives
                Polybius (204-122 B.C.)                         Histories
                Sophocles (496-406 B.C.)                      Tragedies
                Thucydides (c. 470-400 B.C.)                The Peloponnesian Wars
                Xenophon (431-355 B.C.)                      Anabasis
 
 

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