Norton Book of Classical Literature

ISBN-10: 0393034267

ISBN-13: 9780393034264

Edition: 1993

Authors: Bernard Knox

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 872
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Bernard Knox was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire on November 24, 1914. After studying classics at St. John's College, Cambridge, he fought with the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War. In 1939, he married Betty Baur and began teaching Latin at a private school in Greenwich, Connecticut. During World War II, he served in the United States Army where he parachuted into France to work with the resistance and went on to join the partisans in Italy. He received a Bronze Star and the Croix de Guerre for his service. He received a doctorate from Yale University in 1948. He also taught at Yale University, becoming a full professor in 1959, and became the founding director of Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies, a position he held until 1985. He was an authority on the works of Sophocles and his first book was Oedipus at Thebes: Sophocles' Tragic Hero and His Time (1957). He also edited the anthology The Norton Book of Classical Literature (1993). His essay appeared in numerous publications including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic and The New York Review of Books. They were also collected in numerous books including The Heroic Temper: Studies in Sophoclean Tragedy (1964), Word and Action: Essays on the Ancient Theater (1980), and The Oldest Dead White European Males and Other Reflections on the Classics (1993). He received numerous honorary degrees and distinctions during his lifetime including the George Jean Nathan Award for dramatic criticism in 1977; the Charles Frankel Prize of the National Endowment of the Humanities in 1990; and the Jefferson Medal of the Philosophical Society of America in 2004. He died of a heart attack on July 22, 2010 at the age of 95.

Homer (late 8th century B.C.?)
Hesiod (7th century B.C.?)
Archilochus (7th century B.C.)
Tyrtaeus (7th century B.C.)
Alcman (late 7th century B.C.)
Hipponax (middle 6th century B.C.)
Alcaeus (late 7th century-middle 6th century B.C.)
Sappho (a contemporary of Alcaeus)
Xenophanes (570-early 5th century B.C.)
Mimnermus (2nd half of 7th century B.C.)
Theognis (6th century B.C.)
Solon (c. 640-after 561 B.C.)
Anacreon (c. 570-? B.C.)
Ibycus (6th century B.C.)
Simonides (556-468 B.C.)
Pindar (518-after 446 B.C.)
Bacchylides (6th-5th centuries B.C.)
Praxilla (5th century B.C.)
Herodotus (490-c. 425 B.C.)
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.)
Thucydides (middle 5th century-399 B.C.?)
Sophocles (496-406/5 B.C.)
Euripides (485-406 B.C.)
Aristophanes (455?-c. 385 B.C.)
Plato (427-341 B.C.)
Menander (342-c. 292 B.C.)
Theophrastus (c. 370-287 B.C.)
Callimachus (c. 310-240 B.C.)
Apollonius Rhodius (c. 295-215 B.C.)
Theocritus (1st half of 3rd century B.C.)
Herodas (c. 300-250 B.C.)
Erinna (4th century B.C.?)
Anyte (early 4th century B.C.?)
Antipater of Sidon (2nd century B.C.)
Asclepiades of Samos (c. 320-? B.C.)
Leonidas of Tarentum (1st half of 3rd century B.C.)
Alexander Aetolus
Meleager (c. 100 B.C.)
Antipater of Salonica (1st century B.C-1st century A.D.?)
Marcus Argentarius (1st century B.C.-1st century A.D.?)
Paulus Silentiarius (6th century A.D.)
Lucretius (98-c. 55 B.C.)
Catullus (c. 84-c. 54 B.C.)
Horace (65-8 B.C.)
Virgil (70-19 B.C.)
Livy (59 B.C.-A.D. 17)
Propertius (c. 50 B.C.-after 16 B.C.)
Ovid (43 B.C.-A.D. 17)
Tacitus (A.D. 56/7-after 117)
Petronius Arbiter (?-A.D. 65)
Juvenal (55?-138?)
Marcus Aurelius (121-180; Emperor, 161-180)
Aurelius Augustinus (Saint Augustine) (354-530)
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