Primer of Greek Literature
the early literature, the Attic literature and the literature of the decadence. Written by no less a scholar than Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb, O.M., ... Show synopsis the early literature, the Attic literature and the literature of the decadence. Written by no less a scholar than Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb, O.M., the greatest Greek scholar of his time, the book offers, in a very lucid style and precise manner, an authentic sketch of Greek literature. In the words of Sir Jebb the book is written in such a way that it should be useful, "not only to students of Greek, but also to those who do not know Greek, and who will never read a Greek book except in a translation." And so the "sketch is intended to serve as a framework into which those who read any of the Greek books, whether in original or in English, may fit what they read." It is a highly rewarding and sustaining experience to enter the world of Greek literature with no less a guide than Sir R.C. Jebb who may be said to hold the Greek literature in the palm of his hand. Students of ancient European classics will find this book extremely useful as an introduction to the world of Greek literature, and even the general readers who are interested in Greek civilization and culture will find this book quite interesting.