Literature of the Western World: The ancient world through the Renaissance

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Prentice Hall, Dec 1, 1996 - Literature - 2232 pages
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This survey allows readers to choose among the most important canonical and less-familiar books of the Western literary tradition in Europe and the Americas. Uses the best translations of foreign-language material, and, when appropriate, presents more than one book by each author. It provides extensive analytic and explanatory apparatus, including detailed historical and biographical notes and introductions to six literary periods.

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Contents

The Ancient World
1
GlLGAMESHTranslated by David Ferry
19
The Old Testament Hebrew Bible
67
Homer
129
The OdysseyTranslated by Robert Fitzgerald
275
PoemsTranslated by Mary Barnard
599
Aeschylus
606
Sophocles
735
The Song of Roland
1258
Andreas Capellanus
1313
How Love May Be Retained
1338
Bisclavret The WerewolfTranslated by Robert Hanning
1346
YonecTranslated by Robert Hanning and Joan Ferrante
1353
The Existence of God
1364
Saint Thomas Aquinas
1372
The Divine ComedyTranslated by H R Huse
1384

AntigoneTranslated by Robert Fagles
785
Euripides
833
Aristophanes
869
Plato
924
The Parable of the Cave
938
Aristotle
962
PoemsTranslated by Horace Gregory
982
Virgil
991
from The AeneidTranslated by Rolfe Humphries
997
Ovid
1103
from Heroides Translated by Daryl Hine
1126
MetamorphosesTranslated by Rolfe Humphries
1143
Contents ix
1149
THE NEW TESTAMENTKing James Version
1157
The Middle Ages
1163
FROM THE KORAN Translated by Arthur J Arberry
1176
Beowulf
1186
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
1551
Geoffrey Chaucer
1608
Christine de Pizan
1700
EVERYMAN
1724
The Renaissance
1747
Francis Petrarch
1763
Giovanni Boccaccio
1774
Niccolo Machiavelli
1814
Marguerite de Navarre
1830
Essays Translated by Donald M Frame
1862
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
1901
William Shakespeare
2014
John Donne
2093
The Flea
2099
John Milton
2105
Acknowledgments
2223
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