Loeb Classical Library
A Loeb Classical Library Reader
March 12, 2019 Comments.. 487
A Loeb Classical Library Reader This selection of lapidary nuggets drawn from of antiquity s major authors includes poetry dialogue philosophical writing history descriptive reporting satire and fiction giving a glimpse at t

  • Title: A Loeb Classical Library Reader
  • Author: Loeb Classical Library
  • ISBN: 9780674996168
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • This selection of lapidary nuggets drawn from 33 of antiquity s major authors includes poetry, dialogue, philosophical writing, history, descriptive reporting, satire and fiction giving a glimpse at the wide range of arts and sciences, thought and styles, of Greco Roman culture.

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    1. James says:

      I really liked this - it is a sampler of ancient greek and roman literature, with a lot of famous passages from mythology. It also includes the text in the original languages, which was lost on me but probably good for someone who studied classics.

    2. Daniel Wright says:

      An indescribably wonderful, if tantalizing, little book. I'm more than a little annoyed with myself for not discovering the Loeb collection earlier.

    3. Douglas Dalrymple says:

      As a friend said to me when I picked this up at Powell’s, “that would make a nice bathroom book.” Indeed. It would do equally well as a bedside book for those evenings when you feel yourself maybe 3-5 pages from sleep. I do have some complaints about the selections, of course. Some of them are just too short, and they could have done better by Herodotus, Plato, and Aristotle. Fragments from Heraclitus would also have been nice, and some Diogenes Laertius for fun.

    4. Drew says:

      This reader was just a joy to work through. A nice selection of classic Greek and Latin texts, with the original language opposite an English translation. It was fun to try to remember some of my Greek and also to try to work through some Latin that I could figure out from experience, English vocabulary and knowing a little Spanish. I'd read some of the pieces, but most of the Latin selections were new to me.I really enjoyed Terence's play "The Brothers" (p. 126) with regard to how to raise chil [...]

    5. Jim says:

      I am troubled by the contempt that the young appear to feel for anything they regard as "ancient history." The old Greeks and Romans were not noticeably different from us. Perhaps we feel somewhat alienated from the old Olympian religious myths, which is understandable, but in most other respects, their thoughts and feelings are not markedly different than our own.This collection from Harvard's Loeb Classical Library contains some 33 snippets from Homer's Odyssey to the letters of St. Jerome. Th [...]

    6. Michael Cayley says:

      This is an anthology of relatively short, interesting and well-chosen extracts from books in the Loeb Classical Library, with texts in Greek and Latin and facing, fairly literal translations. It is a small book, easy to slip into the pocket or a travel bag, and a delight to dip into, even if your Greek or Latin is nonexistent (if you have some knowledge of those languages, the original text is a good bonus). Most of the major Greek and Roman authors are represented.

    7. Bryan says:

      excellent overview of classic authors, not just the aristotles and sophocles but some less commonly known names as well. however, the translations are doggedly literal, often turn-of-the-century (the 19th one, not this one) and, as such, can be pretty dry.

    8. Sven says:

      Five stars. No regrets.

    9. Jonathan says:

      None

    10. Mark Feltskog says:

      I know this is an odd complaint for a title from the Loeb Library, but I found the translations on the rectos left something to be desired.

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