Masterpieces of Greek Literature (1902)

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MASTERPIECES OF

GREEK LITERATURE


HOMER: TYRTAEUS : ARCHILOCHUS : CALLISTRA-
TUS: ALCAEUS: SAPPHO: ANACREON: PINDAR:
AESCHYLUS: SOPHOCLES: EURIPIDES:
ARISTOPHANES: HERODOTUS: THU-
CYDIDES: XEXOPHON: PLATO:
THEOCRITUS: LUCIAN


WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND NOTES


SUPERVISING EDITOR

JOHN HENRY WRIGHT, LL.D.

PROFESSOR OF GREEK IN HARVARD UNIVERSITY


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SOPHOCLES
From the Lateran Museum, Rome

 

CONTENTS

[The names of translators are given in italics.]

PAGE
INTRODUCTION vii
HOMER.
Introductory Note 1
Iliad. Bryant.
Meeting of Hector and Andromachè 2
The Death of Hector 6
The Mourning for Hector 19
Odyssey. Worsley.
Odysseus in the Cave of Polyphemus 22
TYRTAEUS.
Introductory Note 46
Martial Elegy. Campbell 46
ARCHILOCHUS.
Introductory Note 48
To His Soul. Hay 48
SCOLIA.
Introductory Note 50
A Scolion of Callistratus. Conington 50
A Scolion of Hybrias the Cretan. Campbell 51
The Swallow Song. Symonds 51
ALCAEUS.
Introductory Note 53
Winter. Symonds 53
SAPPHO.
Introductory Note 55
Hymn to Venus. Merivale 55
To A Loved One. Phillips 56
"Inter Ignes Luna Minores." Arnold 57
To an Uncultured Lesbian Woman. Symonds 57
A Girl in Love. Moore 58
One Girl. Rossetti 58
To Evening. Appleton 59
ANACREON.
Introductory Note 60
Anacreontics. Moore 60
Old Age 60
The Wiser Part 61
To a Swallow 62
Love's Assault 62
The Pet Dove 63
The Portrait 65
Drinking Song 66
Music and Love 67
Nature's Gifts 68
SIMONIDES OF CEOS.
Introductory Note 69
Danaë and her Babe adrift. Symonds 70
On those who died at Thermopylae. Sterling 71
PINDAR.
Introductory Note 72
First Pythian Ode. West 74
From Pindar's Fourth Pythian Ode. Myers 82
AESCHYLUS.
Introductory Note 85
Prometheus Bound. Mrs. Browning 88
SOPHOCLES.
Introductory Note 136
Antigone. Plumptre 138
EURIPIDES.
Introductory Note 191
Heracles. Browning.
The Fate of Heracles 193
The Madness of Heracles 197
Alcestis. Browning 201
ARISTOPHANES.
Introductory Note 249
The Birds. Frere 251
The Frogs. Frere 286
HERODOTUS.
Introductory Note 292
Extracts from the History. Rawlinson.
The Taking of Babylon 293
Persian Customs 295
The Nile 297
Egyptian Customs 304
Crocodiles and the Hippopotamus 306
Sesostris 308
The Pyramid of Cheops 312
The Battle of Marathon 314
THUCYDIDES.
Introductory Note 319
Extracts from the History of the Peloponnesian War. Jowett 320
The Plague at Athens 320
Public Funeral at Athens 327
The Siege of Plataea 332
The Retreat from Syracuse 337
XENOPHON.
Introductory Note 350
Memorabilia. Dakyns.
Socrates and Aristodemus 351
The Choice of Heracles 355
Socrates and Chaerecrates 360
Anabasis. Dakyns.
The Battle of Cunaxa 365
The First Glimpse of the Sea 368
PLATO.
Introductory Note 371
Note on Socrates 373
Gorgias. Jowett.
The True Politician 374
Crito. Jowett 377
Phaedo. Jowett.
The Death of Socrates 395
The Republic. Jowett.
The Ship of State 401
The Allegory of the Cave 408
DEMOSTHENES.
Introductory Note 417
Oration on the Crown. Lord Brougham 418
THEOCRITUS.
Introductory Note 429
Idyl I. The Death of Daphnis. Calverley 430
Idyl VII. Harvest Home. Calverley 435
Idyl XV. The Festival of Adonis. Arnold 438
LUCIAN.
Introductory Note 444
Timon of Athens. Act. III.. Sheldon 445
A Dialogue of the Dead. Sheldon 453
Peregrinus. Sheldon 454

 

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