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A History of Greek Literature If the student of Greek literature has room on his shelf for only one volume besides his texts, lexica, and grammar, that book should be Lesky Moses Hadas, The Classical World Wantt to read this book An unexpected find at the VNSA book sale this year, this is the most comprehensive, erudite and accessible books on the History of Western Thought I ve encountered, all told through the lens of one of its greatest achievements, it s poetry and literature.Not for the faint hearted, Lesley s scholarship is the real deal It s hard to imagine anyone knowing their subject as well as he does in this volume.If you want to know anything about the development and cultural milieu of any facet of western An unexpected find at the VNSA book sale this year, this is the most comprehensive, erudite and accessible books on the History of Western Thought I ve encountered, all told through the lens of one of its greatest achievements, it s poetry and literature.Not for the faint hearted, Lesley s scholarship is the real deal It s hard to imagine anyone knowing their subject as well as he does in this volume.If you want to know anything about the development and cultural milieu of any facet of western literature in detail, you will want to read this book One has to overlook the few astronomically sexist remarks there are two howlers , but otherwise the style is quite readable, conversational, enjoyable, etc. This is the best and most standard book on the topic More recent treatments should be avoided, as they are not objective. A readable, comprehensive philology on Greek ancient literature This is a reference book, but also wonderful for browsing.


About the Author: Albin Lesky

Austrian classical philologist Professor at the university of Vienna from 1949 until his retirement in 1967 He specialised in his research in the relationship between poetry and myth in ancient Greece.


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