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A Students Guide to Classics

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Bruce Thornton s crisp and informative Student s Guide to Classics provides readers with an overview of each of the major poets, dramatists, philosophers, and historians of ancient Greece and Rome. Including short bios of major figures and a list of suggested readings, Thornton s guide is unparalleled as a brief introduction to the literature of the classical world. ...more
Paperback, Isi guides to the major disciplines, 92 pages
Published July 15th 2003 by ISI Books
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umberto
Feb 13, 2012 umberto rated it it was ok
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I think this 92-page guide is quite brief and basic, worth quick browsing for some readers interested in classics since the author's provided essential information in topical order, that is, from 'What is Classics?' to 'The Classical Heritage'. Moreover, you can read his 'Introduction,' 'Further Reading' and 'Notes'.

However, there're some biographies of notable persons, for example, Virgil (p. 17), Sappho (p. 24), Seneca the Younger (p. 52), etc. It's a bit diappointing to me when I can't find
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