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Lyric poet from Lesbos/invented namesake verse/older contemporary & alleged lover of Sappho/drinking songs, political songs, hymns, love songs, & miscellaneous
Nicomachean Ethics/Poetics/Prior Analytics/Physics
Greek geographer, philosopher, & historian (63 or 64 BC - AD 24)/Geographica
Protagoras/Meno/Crito/Phido/The Republic
Elegist of Ancient Sparta, lauded for patriotism
Epinikia (Victory Odes)/Hymns/Songs for Maidens/Songs for Light Dances/Songs of Praise/one of the 9 lyric poets
The Trojan Women/Hecuba/Medea/Heracles/Electra/Helen/Hippolytus/Bacchae
History of the Pelopponesian War (includes Melian dialogue & Pericles' Funeral Oration for Athenian dead)
Athenian New Comedy/Dyskolos (The Grouch)/Samia (Girl from Samos)/Aspis (The Shield)
Theogeny (origins of world & gods)/Works and Days (800 line poem about 5 Ages of Man & benefits of hard work)/Shield of Heracles (now believed to be spurious)
Female poet from Lesbos/Ode to Anactoria/called tenth muse by Plato
Credited by Aristotle w/being the first actor on stage playing another character/introduced the tragedy/won 1st Athenian tragedy competition
Oedipus Rex/Antigone/Electra/Ajax/Oedipus at Colonus/Philoctetes/Women of Trachis
Writer of mimes/Isthmiazousai/Akestriai/admired by Plato - carried them with him at all times and slept with them under his pillow
Work/Other InfoAuthor
Parallel Lives/Moralia (Morals) - imitated by Montaigne
3rd Century BC bucolic poet/Idylls (poetry about pastoral (rural) scenes)/Idyll 7 (Harvest Feast) is most important one/Pharmakeutria
The Histories
Philipics (against Philip of Macedon)/Athenian orator/practiced speaking w/pebbles in his mouth
Hellenica (history of Pelop. War)/Anabasis (used by Alex the Great in Persian conquest)/Cyropaedia (education of Cyrus)/On Horsemanship/Oeconomicus (Socr. dialogue-managing house)
Constitution of the Spartans/Hipparchikos (duties of cavalry officer)/Hunting with Dogs/Ways and Means (how Athens should deal w/financial crisis)/Hiero/Apology (def. of Socrates)
Argonautica
Greek ethnographer & explorer (350-290 BC)/author of Indika/ambassador of Seleucus I to India possibly to Chandragupta
namesake Hymns (anonymous but used his dactylic hexameter)/Battle of the Frogs and Mice/The Iliad/The Odyssey
Greek rhetorician & grammarian at time of Roman emperors Marcus Aurelius & Commodus/most works are lost but 15 volume Deipnosophistae mostly survives (set at Roman banquets)
The Oresteia/Agamemnon/The Libation Bearers/The Eumenides/Seven Against Thebes/Prometheus Bound/The Persians
Anabasis of Alexander/Discourses of Epictetus/Indica
Lyric poet famous for his drinking songs and hymns/one of the 9 lyric poets
The Wasps/The Clouds/The Knights/The Frogs/The Birds/Lysistrata/Wealth/Peace

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