Encyclopedia of Ancient Literature [PDF]

Encyclopedia of Ancient Literature [PDF]
Encyclopedia of Ancient Literature (Facts on File Library of World Literature) by James Wyatt Cook
2008 | PDF | ISBN: 9780816064755 | 7.45MB

This A-Z reference provides an extensive overview of ancient literary works, writers and concepts, covering the period from the 'beginning' to approximately 500 CE. The encyclopedia covers a wide range of cultures, including Rome, Greece, China, Japan, Egypt, Babylonia, India, Persia, and the Hebrew World.

Coverage includes:

  • Writers, such as Aeschylus, Aesop, Aristophanes. Aristotle. Julius Caesar, Cicero. Confucius, Demosthenes. Euclid, Flavius Josephus, Hammurabi. Herodotus, Homer, Horace, Menander, Plato, Princess Nukata, Sappho, Sia Qian, Sophocles. Thucydides, Virgil, Yamanoue no Okura, Zoroaster, and more
  • Famous works, such as the Aeneid, Antigone, the Egyption Book of the Dead, the Epic of Gilgamesh, Hebrew Bible, The History of the Peloponnesian War, the Iliad, Medea, Metamorphoses, the Nart Sagas, the New Testament, the Odyssey, The Oresteia, Ramayana, Rig-Veda. Trojan Women, and more
  • Literary and historical terms, such as alphabet, hubris, epic, quipu, Rosetta Stone, and more.