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A World of Heroes

Selections from Homer, Herodotus and Sophocles

Joint Association of Classical Teachers' Greek Course



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Cambridge University Press
19 February 2015
Series: Reading Greek
A World of Heroes is a reader designed for students who have just completed an introductory course in ancient Greek and wish to read substantial passages of ancient authors in the original language. It introduces three of ancient Greece's most important authors, Homer, Herodotus and Sophocles, and includes such gripping and influential stories as the battle of Thermopylai (from Herodotus' Histories); the death of Hektor (the Iliad) and the fall of Oedipus. Notes accompanying each passage provide extensive help with vocabulary and translation, and each section contains a brief introduction to the author and his work. The first edition of the book proved very successful with students and instructors for more than three decades. This, the second edition, includes the same texts as the first but provides much more help with translating and understanding them in order better to meet the needs of modern students.
By:   Joint Association of Classical Teachers' Greek Course
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   390g
ISBN:   9780521736466
ISBN 10:   0521736463
Series:   Reading Greek
Pages:   386
Publication Date:   19 February 2015
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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