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The Intellectual Revolution
Selections from Euripides, Thucydides and Plato

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521736473

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  • The Intellectual Revolution is a reader designed for students who have just completed an introductory course in ancient Greek and wish to read substantial passages of ancient authors in the original language. It introduces three of ancient Greece's most important authors, Euripides, Thucydides and Plato, and includes such gripping and influential stories as the revenge of Medeia (as told by Euripides); the Athenians' ill-fated Sicilian expedition (from Thucydides' Histories) and the life and death of Socrates. Notes accompanying each passage provide extensive help with vocabulary and translation, and each section contains a brief introduction to the author and his work. The first edition of the book proved very successful with students and instructors for more than three decades. This, the second edition, includes the same texts as the first but provides much more help with translating and understanding them in order better to meet the needs of modern students.

    • Provides a continuation of more advanced passages for users of the highly regarded Reading Greek volumes
    • Includes crucial and influential passages from Greek literature in the original
    • Provides grammar help and learning vocabulary for each passage, thoroughly revised for this second edition
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521736473
    • length: 188 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 43 b/w illus. 7 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Euripides: introductory passage: Medeia rejected (Medeia 16-575)
    Target passage: Medeia's revenge (Medeia 772-end)
    Thucydides: introductory passages: Kleon at Sphakteria (History 4.26-40)
    The mutilation of the Hermai (History 6.15-61)
    Target passage: the Sicilian expedition (History 6.30-2, 7.70-8.1)
    Plato: introductory passages: what is αρετη? (Protagoras 310b-320c)
    Socrates refuses to compromise (Apology 28a-30c)
    Target passages: the life and death of Socrates (Apology 30c-35d)
    The life and death of Socrates (cont.) (Phaidon 116a-end)
    Might is right? (Gorgias 483b-522e).

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    Joint Association of Classical Teachers' Greek Course

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