Hellenistic Greek texts from LCL?
Gary S. Shogren
gshogren at sol.racsa.co.cr
Tue Dec 1 14:10:19 EST 1998
>Anyone have a reference, or a list of authors' writing dates, or even a
>note including authors from the period they could send me private?
I have found the TLG users' guide a nice resource for dating, general
content, and available texts:
_Thesaurus Linguae Graecae Canon of Greek Authors and Works_ by Luci
Berkowitz, Karl A. Squitier (3d edition; Oxford Univ Press, 1990).
Amazon.com tells me that THIS TITLE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. The
publisher is out of stock. I don't have the price, but remember thinking
that it wasn't as expensive as I'd expected for a reference volume - plus,
they gave me either a free copy or a nice professor's discount.
>I am open to suggestions of particular works that would be worth reading.
> Are there other publishings that print Greek/English side-by-side other >than Loeb Classic Library that I should be exploring?
I don't read as much as I'd like, but...I find Aeschylus' plays very
pleasing from both linguistic and a NT background perspectives. "Prometheus
Bound," for example, contains a couple of references to Prometheus "kicking
against the goads" when he resists Zeus. Plus, the general picture of the
Greek pantheon is worth looking into.
Plutarch's _Lives_ is (are?) good for the same reasons, as are the works
that record Epictetus (early 2d century). All 3 authors are availabe in
Loeb, and I believe through Perseus. Epictetus is definitely the easiest
read of the 3.
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