LibriVox recording of Greek Literature by Henry Julius Wetenhall Tillyard.
Read in English by Devorah Allen; Heather Eney; Jeremy Silver; Emily Maynard; Jennifer Wilson; Katina Papadakis
"The Greeks were the most intellectual people of the old world. ... The study of Greek literature is therefore a proper element in a liberal education. The Greek language, naturally flexible and rich in poetical words, becomes in the hands of the great writers a medium of unequalled force, clearness, and adaptability, able to express as well the highest aspirations of the poet as the subtlest shades of philosophical argument or the most abstruse technicalities. The books of Greece have passed the critical selection of the ages, and the student, unencumbered by masses of inferior material, can approach the works of acknowledged masters, the true fountain-head of European culture." - Summary taken from the Introduction
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- 00 - Introduction (2.7Mb)
- 01 - Homer and the Epic (14.1Mb)
- 02 - Lyric, Elegiac, and Iambic Poetry (18.9Mb)
- 03 - Tragedy (21.7Mb)
- 04 - Comedy (5.4Mb)
- 05 - Early Greek Prose: Herodotus, Thucydides (20.2Mb)
- 06 - Philosophy: Plato, Aristotle (20Mb)
- 07 - Oratory: Isocrates, Demosthenes (8.1Mb)
- 08 - The Hellenistic and Roman Ages (18.2Mb)
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