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Classical Literature / Language
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Resources on the great classical poets and dramatists from Ancient Greece and Rome and notes on the classical languages of Greek and Latin.

Greco-Roman Classics
Internet resources on the Greco-Roman Classics, including bibliographies, a FAQ, a glossary, and artwork.

Greek Language
Resources on the language, dialects, and alphabet of the Ancient Greeks.

Greek Writing
Ancient Greek writing, linguistics, drama by playwrights Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles, and Aristophanes, historical writing, texts and translations.

Hercules Texts
Hercules (also known as Heracles and Herakles), the son of Alcmene and Zeus and stepson of Hera, as depicted in ancient literature.

Hesiod - Texts
Texts attributed to Hesiod in Greek and English, including Theogony, Works and Days, Shield of Heracles, and Marriage of Ceyx to Doubtful.

Latin - Collections
Links to speeches by (among others): Pliny, Marcus Aurelius, Cato, and Constantine. In English.

Latin - Prose
Latin prose, most with translations into English.

Latin - Poetry
Ovid, Juvenal, Vergil, Plautus, Catullus, and the other poets of Latin literature, including satirists, lyric poets, and playwrights.

Roman Satire
Juvenal, Horace, Lucilius, Ennius, and Perseus were satirists who wrote in a genre which, according to Quintilian, was a totally Roman literary form.

Tragedy
Originally little more than a chorus at a festival to Dionysus, Greek drama evolved into what Aristotle expected of tragedy and that changed into the familiar Shakespearean five-act play.

Why Study Classics?
We should learn Greek and Latin in order to understand the Western tradition which is largely the record of dialogue based on or with reference to the Classics.

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