FLIT 480: Greek and Roman Literature





Internet Assignments

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  • Lesky, Albin, A History of Greek Literature (NY: Crowell 1966).
  • Rose, H. J., A Handbook of Greek Literature (NY: Dutton 1960).
  • Said, Suzanne & Monique Tread, A Short History of Greek Literature (NY Routledge 1999).
  • Whitmarsh, Tim, Ancient Greek Literature (Cambridge UK/Malden MA: Polity Press 2004). [Cultural History of Literature Series]
  • Gerber, D. E. (ed.), A Companion to the Greek Lyric Poets (Leiden: Brill 1997).
  • Greene, Ellen (ed.), Women Poets in Ancient Greece and Rome (Norman OK: U. Oklahoma Press 2005).
  • Ash, R. and A. Sharrock, Fifty Key Classical Authors (NY Routledge 2002).
  • Anthon, Charles, A Manual of Greek Literature from the Earliest Authentic Periods to the Close of Byzantine Era (1853).

Homer: A Brief Bibliography of the Epic

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.), Homer's The Iliad (NY Chelsea House 1987) [Modern Critical Interpretations].
  • Bloom, Harold (ed.), Homer's The Odyssey (NY Chelsea House 1987) [Modern Critical Interpretations].
  • Clarke, Howard W., The Art of the Odyssey (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall 1967).
  • Clay, Jenny, The Wrath of Athena: Gods and Men in the Odyssey (Princeton PUP 1983).
  • Edwards, Mark, Homer, Poet of the Iliad (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins pb)
  • Felson_Rubin, Nancy, Regarding Penelope: From Character to Poetics (Princeton UP ).
  • Finley, M. I., The World of Odysseus 2nd ed. (Chatto 1977) Penguin pb.
  • Griffin, Jasper, Homer (NY Oxford 1980) paper.
  • Hainsworth, J. B., Homer (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1969).
  • Heitman, Richard, Taking Her Seriously: Penelope and the Plot of Homer's Odyssey (Ann Arbor: U. Michigan Press 2005).
  • King, Katherine Callen, Achilles: Paradigms of the War Hero from Homer to the Middle Ages (LA: U. Calif. 1987) paper
  • King, Katherine Cullen (ed.) Homer (Hamden CT Garland 1994)
  • Kirk, Geoffrey, Homer and the Epic (1965).
  • Lamberton, Robert, Homer the Theologian: Neoplatonist Allegorical Reading and the Growth of the Epic Tradition (LA: U. Calif. 1986)
  • Martin, Richard P., The Language of Heroes: Speech and Performance in the `Iliad' (Ithaca: Cornell 199 ).
  • Louden, Bruce, The Iliad: Structure, Myth and Meaning (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins 2006).
  • Morrison, James V., Homeric Misdirection: False Predictions in the Iliad (U. Michigan 1992).
  • Nagy, Gregory, The Best of the Achaeans: Concepts of the Hero in Archaic Greek Poetry (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins)
  • Page, Denys, The Homeric Odyssey (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1955).
  • Peradotto, John, Man in the Middle Voice: Name and Narration in the Odyssey (Princeton: Princeton U P 1990).
  • Pratt, Louise H., Lying and Poetry from Homer to Pindar (U. Michigan, 1993).
  • Tracy, Stephen V., The Story of the Odyssey (Princeton: Princeton U P 1990). paper
  • Wace, Alan J. B. and Frank H. Stubbings, A Companion to Homer (NY Macmillan 1962).
  • Morris, I. & Powell, B. (edd.) A New Companion to Homer (Leiden: Brill 1997).
  • Whitman, Cedric H., Homer and the Heroic Tradition (NY Norton 1965; Cambridge Mass. Harvard UP 1958).
  • Wood, Michael, In Search of the Trojan War (NY: New American Library 1985) paper [Library: DF 221 .T8W66]
  • Woodford, Susan, The Trojan War in Ancient Art (Cambridge/Cornell).
  • Zanker, Graham, The Heart of Achilles: Characterization and Personal Ethics in the Iliad (U. Michigan 1994).


  • Dover, K.J., Aristophanic Comedy (Berkeley U Calif 1972).
  • Dover, K.J., Greek Homosexuality (Cambridge: Harvard 1978, 1989).
  • Dynes, Wayne and Donaldson, Stephen, Homosexuality in the Ancient World (Hamden CT: Garland 1992) [27 articles]
  • Ehrenberg, V., The People of Aristophanes 2nd ed. (Oxford 1951).
  • Euben, J. P. (ed.). Greek Tragedy and Political Theory (Berkeley/LA: U Calif. 1988). paper [PA 3136 .G58 1986]
  • Arnott, Peter, An Introduction to the Greek Theatre (Bloomington: Indiana U P 1959). paper
  • Arnott, Peter, Public and Performance in the Greek Theater (NY: Routledge 1991).
  • Beacham, Richard C., The Roman Theatre and its Influence (Harvard UP 1992).
  • Bowie, A.M., Aristophanes: Myth, Ritual and Comedy (Cambridge Press)
  • Burnett, Anne P., Catastrophe Surveyed: Euripides' Plays of Mixed Reversal (NY Oxford 1971) [Library: PA 3978 .B8] paper
  • Bushnell, Rebecca (ed.), A Companion to Tragedy (Malden, MA: Blackwell 2005).
  • Cornford, F.M., The Origin of Attic Comedy (with a new Introduction by Jeffrey Henderson) (1914) (augmented reprint: U. Mich. 1993)
  • Euben, J. Peter, Greek Tragedy and Political Theory (LA U. Cal. 1986) paper (a collection of essays) [Library: PA 3136 .G58]
  • Gregory, Justina, Euripides and the Instruction of the Athenians (U. Michigan 1991).
  • Griffiths, Emma, Medea (London/NY: Routledge 2006).
  • Griffiths, Emma, Euripides: Heracles (London: Duckworth 2006) [Duckworth Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy].
  • Jones, John, On Aristotle and Greek Tragedy (NY Oxford 1962) paper
  • Knox, Bernard, Word and Action: Essays on the Ancient Theater (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins)
  • Knox, Bernard, Essays Ancient and Modern (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins pb.)
  • Knox, Bernard, The Heroic Temper: Studies in Sophoclean Tragedy (Berkeley: U. Calif. 1966).
  • Lefkowitz, Mary, Women in Greek Myth (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins 198 ).
  • Levi, Peter, "Greek Drama," in The Oxford History of the Classical World (NY Oxford 1986), pp. 156-185. [Library: DE 59 .O94 1986]
  • Ley, Graham, A Short Introduction to the Ancient Greek Theater (Chicago: U Chicago 1991).
  • Lloyd-Jones, Hugh, The Justice of Zeus 2nd ed. (Berkeley: U Calif. 1984).
  • Rabinowitz, Nancy Sorkin, Anxiety Veiled: Euripides and the Traffic in Women (Ithaca: Cornell 199 ).
  • Rehm, Rush, Greek Tragic Theatre (NY : Routledge 1994).
  • Scodel, Ruth (ed.), Theater and Society in the Classical World (U. Michigan 1993).
  • Taplin, Oliver, Greek Tragedy in Action (London: Routledge 1978, 2003).
  • Taplin, Oliver, The Stagecraft of Aeschylus (Oxford 1977).
  • Winnington-Ingram, R. P., Studies in Aeschylus (NY Cambridge 1983) paper [Library: PA 3829 ]
  • Zimmermann, Bernhard (tr. Thomas Marier), Greek Tragedy: An Introduction (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins )

Greek Poetry

  • Burnett, Anne Pippin, Pindar's Songs for Young Athletes of Aigina (Oxford: OUP 2005).
  • Currie, Bruno, Pindar and the Cult of Heroes (Oxford: OUP 2005).

Greek Prose

  • Brickhouse, Thomas, Plato's Socrates (Oxford 1993).
  • Connor, W. R., Thucydides (Princeton 1984). paper [0-691-10239-2]
  • Rengakos, A. and A. Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (Leiden: Brill 2006.
  • E. J. Bakker, I. de Jong and H. van Wees, Brill's Companion to Herodotus (Leiden: E. J. Brill 2002).
  • Davies, J.K, Democracy and Classical Greece 2nd ed. (Harvard UP ) paper
  • Evans, J.A.S., Herodotus, Explorer of the Past: Three Essays (Princeton: PUP 1991). [D56.52 .H45E93 1991].
  • Waters, K. H., Herodotus the Historian (Norman: U. Oklahoma 1985).
  • Westlake, H. D., Individuals in Thucydides (Cambridge 1968).
  • Bowen, Alan C. (ed.) Science and Philosophy in Classical Greece (Hamden CT: Garland 1991).
  • Schmeling, Gareth (ed.) The Novel in the Ancient World (Leiden 1996).
  • Holzberg, Niklas, The Ancient Novel: An Introduction (NY Routledge 1994).
  • Grant, Michael, Greek and Roman Historians: Information and Misinformation (London: Routledge 1995).


  • Albrecht, M. von, A History of Roman Literature, from Livius Andronicus to Boethius 2v. (Leiden: Brill 1997).
  • Albrecht, M. von Roman Epic. An Interpretative Introduction (Leiden: Brill 1999).
  • Boyle, Anthony J. (ed.), Roman Epic (NY Routledge 2003).
  • Braund, Susanna M., Latin Literature (NY Routledge 2001).
  • Koenig, Jason, Athletics and Literature in the Roman Empire (Cambridge: CUP 2005).
  • Paschalis, Michael, Roman and Greek Imperial Epic (Heraklion, Crete: Crete University Press 2005).
  • Pernot, Laurent, Rhetoric In Antiquity (2005).
  • Harrison, Stephen (ed.), A Companion to Latin Literature (Malden MA: Blackwell Publishing 2005).
  • Hofmann, Heinz (ed.), Latin Fiction. The Latin Novel in Context (NY? London: Routledge 1999).
  • Horsfall, N. (ed.) A Companion to the Study of Virgil (Leiden: Brill 1995).

  • Dudley, D. R., Lucretius (NY Basic Books 196 ). essays
  • B. W. Boyd (ed.), Brill's Companion to Ovid (Leiden: E. J. Brill 2001)
  • J. M. May (editor), Brill's Companion to Cicero. Oratory and Rhetoric (Leiden: E. J. Brill 2002).
  • R. Nauta, H. van Dam and J. Smolenaars (editors), Flavian Poetry (Leiden: E. J. Brill 2005).
  • A. J. Boyle and W. J. Dominik (editors), Flavian Rome. Culture, Image, Text (Leiden: E. J. Brill 2002)
  • Greene, Ellen (ed.), Women Poets in Ancient Greece and Rome (Norman OK: U. Oklahoma Press 2005).
  • Duff, J. W., The Literary History of Rome, Vol. I: From the Origins to the Close of the Golden Age (rev. & ed. by A.M. Duff). (NY 1953).
  • Earl, Donald, The Moral and Political Tradition of Rome (Ithaca: Cornell 1967)
  • Rose, H. J. A Handbook of Latin Literature (NY: Dutton 1960).paper


  • Dihle, Albrecht, Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire, from Augustus to Justinian (NY Routledge 1994).
  • Lacey, W.K. & B.W.J.G. Wilson (ed.). Res Publica: Roman Politics and Society according to Cicero (Oxford 1970).paper
  • Laistner, M. L., The Greater Roman Historians (Berkeley/LA: U Calif. 1947).
  • Dorey, T.A. (ed.). Latin Biography (NY: Basic Books 1967). essays on Nepos, Plutarch, Suetonius
  • Dorey, T.A. (ed.). Latin Historians (NY: Basic Books 196 ). essays on Polybius, Caesar, Sallust, Livy, Ammianus, Bede
  • Schmeling, Gareth (ed.) The Novel in the Ancient World (Leiden 1996).
  • Grant, Michael, Greek and Roman Historians: Information and Misinformation (London: Routledge 1995).

Christian Literature

  • Perrin, Norman, The New Testament: An Introduction (NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1974). [paper 0-15-565725-9]
  • Ayerst, David and Fisher , A.S.T., Records of Christianity, Volume I: The Church in the Roman Empire (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, ca. 1971-77). [BR 142 .R4 vol. 2]
  • Richardson, Cyril C. (ed.), Early Christian Fathers (NY: Macmillan 1970). [translations]
  • Robinson, James M. (ed.), The Nag Hammadi Library (NY: Harper & Row 1977). paper
  • Wells, G.A., Who Was Jesus: A Critique of the New Testament Record (Peru, Illinois: Poen Court Pub. Co. 1989). paper
  • Wilson, Ian, Jesus: The Evidence (NY: Harper & Row 1984). paper [BT 303.2 .W54]
  • Harris, W.V. (editor), The Spread of Christianity in the First Four Centuries. Essays in Explanation (Leiden: E.J. Brill 2005)

May 14, 2009 2:04 PM

John Paul Adams, CSUN

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