Ancient GREEK BOOKS (organised by Author)

AESCHYLUS

portrait of AeschylusAeschylus is considered the true creator of tragedy. He was the first to create person to person dialogue. He was the earliest of the three great tragic poets of Greece-Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.

Works by Aeschylus:

Agamemnon
Choephori
Eumenides
The Persians
Prometheus Bound
The Seven Against Thebes
The Suppliants

AESOP

Portrait of AesopAesop has never been fully established as a real person and some think he was a slave. His stories based on animals are synonymous with ‘fables’.

Works by Aesop:

Fables – Section I
Fables – Section II
Fables – Section III
Fables – Section IV

ARISTOTLE

EURIPIDES

Euripides Portrait

Euripides is third of the famous ancient greek tragedy writers (along with Sophocles and Aeschylus). A contemporary of the former, Euripides didn’t win many competitions but was the most popular of the three for generations after his death.

Works by Euripides:

Bacchae
Medea
Helen
Electra

HERODOTUS

bust of Herodotus
Herodotus is considered the Father of History and wrote much about the different wars, cultures and customs in and around Ancient Greece.

Works by Herodotus:

Histories – Book I
Histories – Book II

HOMER

Face of Homer

Not much is know about the Greek poet Homer, including when and where he lived. In fact, historians are not sure if he existed at all. His attributed works, The Iliad and The Odyssey, are considered one of the earliest examples of western Literature.

Works by Homer:

The Iliad – Book I
The Iliad – Book II
The Iliad – Book III
The Iliad – Book IV
The Iliad – Book V
The Iliad – Book VI
The Iliad – Book VII
The Iliad – Book VIII
The Iliad – Book IX
The Odyssey – Book I
The Odyssey – Book II
The Odyssey – Book III

PLATO

Portrait plato
Plato is arguably the most famous of all the ancient greek philosophers. His main character and influence is Socrates and many debate where Plato ends and Socrates begins.

Works by Plato:

Apology
Crito
Phaedo
Greater Hippias
Lesser Hippias
Ion
Alcibiades
Protagoras

SOPHOCLES

portrait Sophocles
Sophocles was the most highly acclaimed of the three ancient greek tragedy playwrights, winning the most competitions. He importantly increased the number of actors to three and famously wrote the Oedipus trilogy.

Works by Sophocles:

Oedipus the King
Oedipus at Colonus
Antigone