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Classical Greek Authors

Based on the description and examples of work, enter the Anglicized name of each author (e.g. "Plato" instead of Platon).
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Epic poet, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey
Homer
Poet, author of Theogony and Works and Days
Hesiod
Lyric poet whose Odes are especially focused on human achievement
Pindar
Female lyric poet who focused on romantic themes
Sappho
Father of Tragedy, wrote Orestes trilogy, Prometheus Bound, The Persians
Aeschylus
Tragedian, wrote Oedipus/ Theban trilogy
Sophocles
Tragedian who was particularly sympathetic to women's issues, wrote Medea, Heracles, Electra, The Bacchae
Euripides
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Father of Comic Drama who was especially critical of Socrates, wrote The Clouds, The Birds, The Frogs, Lysistrata
Aristophanes
Slave who wrote Fables
Aesop
Father of History, wrote account of the Persian Wars
Herodotus
Arguably the greatest historian of the Classical period, wrote The Peloponnesian War
Thucydides
Historian who wrote Anabasis (Persian Expedition) and several works on Socrates
Xenophon
Dialogue-writing philosopher, wrote The Republic, The Apology, Symposium, Euthyphro, Crito, etc.
Plato
Philosopher who wrote on a range of subjects, wrote Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics, Poetics, Politics, etc.
Aristotle
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Nov 16, 2016
I forgot Pindar. I kept thinking about the Roman poets instead.