Encyclopedia of Ancient Literature, 1st Edition

  • James Wyatt Cook
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  • ISBN-10: 1438126743
  • ISBN-13: 9781438126746
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 736 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Encyclopedia of Ancient Literature features more than 500 entries covering the literary works, writers, and concepts of the ancient world, from the beginnings to approximately 500 CE. Ranging from ancient Greece and Rome to China, Egypt, Japan, India, Persia, Babylonia, the Hebrew world, and more, this accessible A-to-Z encyclopedia provides students with an extensive overview of this period of literature. 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, Sima Qian, Sophocles, Thucydides, Virgil, Yamanoue no Okura, Zoroaster, and more.
  • Famous works, such as the Aeneid, Antigone, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, The Gilgamesh Epic, the Hebrew Bible, the History of the Peloponnesian War, the Iliad, Medea, the Metamorphoses, the Nart Sagas, the New Testament, the Odyssey, the Oresteia, the Ramayana, the Rig-Veda, the Trojan Women, and more.
  • Literary and historical terms, such as alphabet, hubris, epic, quipu, Rosetta Stone, and more.