Greek literature

GREEK LITERATURE (Classical | Hellenistic & Roman | Byzantine | Modern)

A. CLASSICAL

  1. Homer (8th-7th c BCE). The Iliad. Tr. Robert Fagles.
  2. — — —. The Odyssey. Tr. Robert Fagles.
  3. The Homeric Hymns (7th c BCE). Tr. Nicholas Richardson.
  4. Hesiod (fl. 700 BCE). Theogony; Works and Days; Shield of Heracles. Tr. Richmond Lattimore.
  5. Theognis (6th c. BCE). Elegies. Tr. Dorothea Wender et al.
  6. Sappho (625-570 BCE). Fragments. Tr. Anne Carson.
  7. Ancient Greek Lyric Poetry (7th-5th c BCE). Tr. Martin West.
  8. The Presocratics and Sophists (7th-5th c BCE). Tr. Robin Waterfield.
  9. Various (7th c BCE-6th c CE). The Greek Anthology, vol. 1. Ed. Peter Jay et al.
  10. — — —. The Greek Anthology, vol. 2. Ed. Peter Jay et al.
  11. Aesop (620-564 BCE). Fables. Tr. Laura Gibbs.
  12. Greek Epic Fragments (7th-5th c. BCE). Tr. Martin West.
  13. Heraclitus (535-475 BCE). Fragments. Tr. Brooks Haxton.
  14. Aeschylus (525-456 BCE). The Oresteia. Ed. David Grene & Richmond Lattimore.
  15. — — —. Prometheus Bound; Suppliants; Persians; Seven Against Thebes. Tr. Alan H. Sommerstein.
  16. Bacchylides (c. 518-451 BCE). Complete Poems. Tr. Robert Fagles.
  17. Pindar (522-443 BCE). Complete Odes. Tr. Anthony Verity.
  18. Empedocles (490-430 BCE). Fragments. Tr. M.R. Wright.
  19. Herodotus (484-425 BCE). The Histories. Tr. Robin Waterfield.
  20. Sophocles (496-406 BCE). The Theban Plays. Ed. David Grene & Richmond Lattimore.
  21. — — —. Elektra; Ajax; Women of Trachis; Philoctetes. Tr. David Raeburn.
  22. Euripides (480-406 BCE). Medea; Hippolytus; Electra; Helen. Tr. James Morwood.
  23. — — —. Bacchae; Iphigenia in Tauris; Iphigenia in Aulus; Rhesus. Tr. James Morwood.
  24. — — —. The Trojan Women; Hecuba; Andromache. Tr. James Morwood.
  25. — — —. Ion; Orestes; The Phoenician Women; The Suppliant Women. Tr. James Morwood.
  26. — — —. Heracles; Alcestis; Heracleidae; Cyclops. Tr. James Morwood.
  27. Thucydides (460-395 BCE). History of the Peloponnesian War. Tr. Martin Hammond.
  28. Aristophanes (446-386 BCE). Lysistrata; The Acharnians; The Clouds. Tr. David Barrett.
  29. — — —. The Frogs; The Wasps; Thesmophoriazusae. Tr. David Barrett.
  30. — — —. The Birds; The Knights; The Assemblywomen; Peace; Wealth. Tr. David Barrett.
  31. Fragments of Old Comedy (c. 485-c. 380 BCE). Tr. Ian Storey.
  32. Lysias (445-380 BCE). Orations. Tr. W.R.M. Lamb.
  33. Hippocrates (c. 460-370 BCE) et al. Hippocratic Writings. Ed. G.E.R. Lloyd.
  34. Xenophon (430-354 BCE). The Anabasis. Tr. Robin Waterfield.
  35. — — —. Conversations of Socrates. Tr. Hugh Tredennick & Robin Waterfield.
  36. — — —. Hellenica. Tr. John Marincola.
  37. — — —. Hiero the Tyrant and Other Treatises. Tr. Robin Waterfield.
  38. The Cynic and Cyrenaic Philosophers (5th c. BCE). Tr. Robin Hard.
  39. The Attic Orators (5th-4th c. BCE). Tr. A.N.W. Saunders.
  40. Plato (428-347 BCE). Early Socratic Dialogues. Tr. Trevor Saunders.
  41. — — —. The Last Days of Socrates. Tr. Hugh Tredennick & Harold Tarrant.
  42. — — —. Gorgias. Tr. Robin Waterfield.
  43. — — —. Laws. Tr. Trevor Saunders.
  44. — — —. Parmenides. Tr. Mary Louise Gill & Paul Ryan.
  45. — — —. Phaedrus and Letters VII and VIII. Tr. Walter Hamilton.
  46. — — —. Philebus. Tr. Seth Benardete.
  47. — — —. Protagoras and Meno. Tr. Adam Beresford.
  48. — — —. The Republic. Tr. Allan Bloom.
  49. — — —. Symposium. Tr. Alexander Nehamas & Paul Woodruff.
  50. — — —. Theatetus, Sophist and Statesman. Tr. Seth Benardete.
  51. — — —. Timaeus and Critias. Tr. Robin Waterfield.
  52. Isocrates (436-338 BCE). Discoures. Tr. George Norlin et al.
  53. Aristotle (384-322 BCE). The Athenian Constitution. Tr. P.J. Rhodes.
  54. — — —. De Anima. Tr. Hugh Lawson-Tancred.
  55. — — —. Eudemian Ethics. Tr. Anthony Kenny.
  56. — — —. Metaphysics. Tr. Hugh Lawson-Tancred.
  57. — — —. Nicomachean Ethics. Tr. Hugh Tredennick & J.A. Thomson.
  58. — — —. Physics. Tr. Robin Waterfield.
  59. — — —. Poetics. Tr. Anthony Kenny.
  60. — — —. Politics. Tr. Ernest Barker.
  61. — — —. Rhetoric. Tr. Hugh Lawson-Tancred.
  62. Demosthenes (384-322 BCE). Selected Speeches. Tr. Robin Waterfield.
  63. Theophrastus (c. 371-287 BCE). Characters and Other Works. Tr. Jeffrey Rusten et al.

B. HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN

  1. Menander (341-290 BCE). The Plays and Fragments. Maurice Balme.
  2. Euclid (fl. 300 BCE). The Elements. New translation.
  3. Epicurus (341-270 BCE). Complete Writings. George K. Strodach.
  4. Theocritus (c. 310-250 BCE). Tr. Anthony Verity.
  5. Lycophron (fl. 285-247 BCE). Tr. Simon Hornblower.
  6. Manetho (fl. 240 BCE?). History of Egypt. Tr. W.G. Waddell.
  7. Callimachus (310-240 BCE). Complete Poems. Tr. Frank Nisetich.
  8. Apollonius of Rhodes (fl. 300-250 BCE). The Argonautica. Tr. Richard Hunter.
  9. Archimedes (c. 287-212 BCE). Complete Scientific Works. New translation.
  10. Eratosthenes (c. 276-194 BCE) et al. Constellation Myths. Tr. Robin Hard.
  11. Apollonius of Perga (c. 262-190 BCE). The Conics. New translation.
  12. Polybius (c. 200-118 BCE). The Histories. Tr. Robin Waterfield.
  13. Philodemus (c. 110-35 BCE). Selected Philosophical and Poetic Works. Tr. David Konstan et al.
  14. Diodorus Siculus (fl. 60-30 BCE). The Library of History. Tr. C.H. Oldfather. Abridged.
  15. Dionysius of Halicarnassus (60 BCE-aft. 7). Roman Antiquities, vol. 1. Tr. Earnest Cary.
  16. — — —. Roman Antiquities, vol. 2. Tr. Earnest Cary.
  17. Strabo (64 BCE-24). Tr. Duane Roller.
  18. Philo of Alexandria (c. 25 BCE-50). Selected Philosophical Works. New translation.
  19. Flavius Josephus (37-c. 100). Antiquities of the Jews. New translation.
  20. — — —. The Jewish War. Tr. Betty Radice.
  21. Chariton (1st c). Tr. Rosalia Omitowoju.
  22. Longinus (1st c). On the Sublime. Tr. G.M.A. Grube.
  23. The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea (1st c). Tr. Lionel Casson.
  24. Apollodorus (1st-2nd c). The Library of Greek Mythology. Tr. Robin Hard.
  25. The New Testament (1st-2nd c). New Revised Standard Version.
  26. The Apostolic Fathers (1st-2nd c). Tr. Andrew Louth.
  27. Plutarch (46-120). Parallel Lives, vol. 1. Tr. Robin Waterfield et al.
  28. — — —. Parallel Lives, vol. 2. Tr. Robin Waterfield et al.
  29. — — —. Parallel Lives, vol. 3. Tr. Robin Waterfield et al.
  30. — — —. Parallel Lives, vol. 4. Tr. Robin Waterfield et al.
  31. — — —. Selected Essays. Tr. Robin Waterfield.
  32. Nicomachus of Gerasa (60-120). Introduction to Arithmetic. New translation.
  33. Epictetus (55-135). Discourses; Fragments; Enchiridion. Tr. Robin Hard.
  34. Philo of Byblos (64-141). Phoenician History. Tr. Harold Attridge & Robert Oden.
  35. Achilles Tatius (2nd c). Leucippe and Clitophon. Tr. Tim Whitmarsh.
  36. Dionysius of Byzantium (2nd c). Voyage Through the Bosporus. New translation.
  37. Appian (c. 95-165). The Civil Wars. Tr. John Carter.
  38. Ptolemy (c. 90-168). Tr. G.J. Toomer.
  39. — — —. Tr. F.E. Robbins.
  40. Arrian (92-175). The Anabasis and the Indica. Tr. Martin Hammond.
  41. Pausanias (110-180). Guide to Greece, vol. 1: Central Greece. Tr. Peter Levi.
  42. — — —. Guide to Greece, vol. 2: Southern Greece. Tr. Peter Levi.
  43. Marcus Aurelius (121-180). Tr. Robin Hard.
  44. Lucian of Samosata (125-180). Selected Satires. Tr. Keith Sidwell.
  45. Athenaeus (2nd-3rd c). The Learned Banqueters, vol. 1. Tr. Douglas Olson.
  46. — — —. The Learned Banqueters, vol. 2. Tr. Douglas Olson.
  47. Galen (129-216). Method of Medicine. Tr. Ian Johnston & G.H.R. Horsley.
  48. — — —. Selected Medical Writings. Tr. P.N. Singer.
  49. — — —. Psychological Writings. Tr. P.N. Singer.
  50. Longus (2nd c). Daphnis and Chloe. Tr. Ronald McCail.
  51. The Hermetica (2nd-3rd c). Tr. Brian P. Copenhaver.
  52. The Nag Hammadi Scriptures (2nd-4th c). Ed. Marvin Meyer.
  53. Sextus Empiricus (c. 160-210). Outline of Skepticism. Tr. Julia Annas & Jonathan Barnes.
  54. Cassius Dio (c. 155-235). Roman History, vol. 1: Fragments and Books 36-40. Tr. Ian Scott-Kilvert.
  55. — — —. Roman History, vol. 2: Books 41-55. Tr. Ian Scott-Kilvert.
  56. — — —. Roman History, vol. 3: Books 56-80. Tr. Ian Scott-Kilvert.
  57. Philostratus (c. 170-245). Life of Apollonius of Tyana. Tr. Christopher P. Jones.
  58. Origen (184-254). On First Principles. Tr. G.W. Butterworth.
  59. Plotinus (204-270). The Enneads. New translation.
  60. Heliodorus (fl. c. 250). The Aethiopica. Tr. Moses Hadas.
  61. Diogenes Laertius (3rd c). Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers. New translation.
  62. The Greek Alexander Romance (3rd c). Tr. Richard Stoneman.
  63. Eusebius (c. 260-340). The History of the Church. Tr. G.A. Williamson.
  64. Athanasius of Alexandria (c. 296-373) et al. Early Christian Lives. Tr. Carolinne White.
  65. Basil of Caesaria (329-379). Tr. Roy Deferrari et al.
  66. Quintus of Smyrna (4th c). The Posthomerica. Tr. Alan James.
  67. Gregory of Nazianzus (329-390). Selected Poems and Theological Writings. Tr. Peter Gilbert et al.
  68. John Chrysostom (347-407). Selected Homilies. Tr. Pauline Allen & Wendy Meyer.
  69. Orosius (c. 375-aft. 418). The Seven Books of History Against the Pagans. Tr. Roy J. Deferrari.
  70. Proclus (412-485). Selected Neoplatonic Works. New edition.
  71. The Desert Fathers (4th-6th c). Tr. Benedicta Ward.

C. BYZANTINE

  1. The Philokalia (4th-15th c). Tr. G.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard & Kallistos Ware.
  2. Nonnus (4th-5th c). The Dionysiaca. Tr. W.H.D. Rouse. Abridged.
  3. Pseudo-Dionysius (bef. 532). Corpus Dionysiacum. Tr. Paul Rorem.
  4. Musaeus Grammaticus (6th c). Hero and Leander. Tr. C.A. Trypanis et al.
  5. Procopius (500-565). The Secret History. Tr. G.W. Williamson.
  6. Jordanes (fl. 551). Origin and Deeds of the Goths. New translation.
  7. Maurice (539-602). The Strategikon. Tr. George T. Dennis.
  8. John Climacus (579-649). The Ladder of Divine Ascent. Tr. Colm Luibheid.
  9. Maximus the Confessor (c. 580-662). On Difficulties in the Church Fathers. Tr. Nicholas Constas.
  10. John of Damascus (676-749). The Fount of Knowledge and Other Writings. Tr. Frederic Chase.
  11. Theophanes the Confessor (c. 758-818). The Chronicle of Theophanes. Tr. Harry Turtledove et al.
  12. Constantine Porphyrogenitus (909-959). De Administrando Imperio. Tr. Gyula Moravcsik.
  13. Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022). The Discourses. Tr. C.J. De Catanzaro.
  14. — — —. Hymns of Divine Love. Tr. Daniel Griggs.
  15. The Patria of Constantinople (10th c)Tr. Albrecht Berger.
  16. Michael Psellus (1017-1078). The Chronographia. Tr. E.R.A. Sewter.
  17. Michael Attaleiates (c. 1022-1080). The History. Tr. Anthony Kaldellis & Dimitris Krallis.
  18. Niketas Stethatos (c. 1005-1090). The Life of St. Symeon. Tr. Richard P.H. Greenfield.
  19. John Skylitzes (c. 1040-aft. 1101). A Synopsis of Byzantine History. Tr. John Wortley.
  20. Anna Komnene (1083-1153). The Alexiad. Tr. Peter Frankopan.
  21. Theodore Prodromos (c. 1100-1170). Prodromic Poems. Tr. Margaret Alexiou.
  22. — — —. Rhodanthe and Dosikles. New translation.
  23. Digenis Akritas (12th c). Tr. Denison Hull.
  24. Niketas Eugenianos (12th c). Drosilla and Charikles. Tr. Joan B. Burton.
  25. Eustathios Makrembolites (12th c). Hysmine and Hysminias. Tr. Elizabeth Jeffreys.
  26. Niketas Choniates (c. 1155-1216). The Annals. Tr. Harry Magoulias.
  27. Gregory Palamas (1296-1359). The Triads. Tr. Nicholas Gendle.
  28. Philotheos Kokkinos (1300-1379) et al. Miracle Tales from Byzantium. Tr. A.M. Talbot & S.F. Johnson.
  29. The Chronicle of Morea (14th c). Tr. Teresa Shawcross et al.
  30. An Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds (14th c). Tr. Nick Nicholas & George Baloglou.
  31. Laonikos Chalkokondyles (c. 1423-1490). The Histories. Tr. Anthony Kaldellis.

D. MODERN

  1. Georgios Chortatzis (1545-1610). Erofili. New translation.
  2. Vitsentzos Komaros (1553-1614). Erotokritos. Tr. Theodore Stephanides.
  3. Rigas Feraios (1757-1798). Selected Poetry and Prose. New translation.
  4. Adamantios Korais (1748-1833). Selected Academic and Autobiographical Writings. New translation.
  5. Dionysios Solomos (1798-1857). Collected Poems. Tr. Marios Byron Raizis.
  6. Andreas Kalvos (1792-1869). Odes. New translation.
  7. Georgios Vizyenos (1849-1896). Selected Stories. New translation.
  8. Emmanuel Roidis (1836-1904). Pope Joan. New translation.
  9. Alexandros Papadiamantidis (1851-1911). The Murderess. Tr. Peter Levi.
  10. Constantine P. Cavafy (1863-1933). Complete Poems. Tr. Daniel Mendelsohn.
  11. Kostis Palamas (1859-1943). Selected Poems. New translation.
  12. Angelos Sikelianos (1884-1951). Selected Poems. Tr. Edmund Keeley & Philip Sherrard.
  13. Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957). The Last Temptation of Christ. Tr. P.A. Bien.
  14. — — —. Zorba the Greek. Tr. Carl Wildman.
  15. — — —. The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel. Tr. Kimon Friar.
  16. George Seferis (1900-1971). Collected Poems. Tr. Edmund Keeley & Philip Sherrard.
  17. Stratis Tsirkas (1911-1980). Drifting Cities. Tr. Kay Cicellis.
  18. Yiannis Ritsos (1909-1990). Collected Poems. New translation.
  19. Nikos Gatsos (1911-1992). Amorgos and Other Poems. Tr. Sally Purcell et al.
  20. Odysseus Elytis (1911-1996). Collected Poems. Tr. Jeffrey Carson & Nikos Sarris.
  21. Miltos Sachtouris (1919-2005). Collected Poems. Tr. Karen Emmerich et al.
  22. George Psychoundakis (1920-2006). The Cretan Runner. Tr. Patrick Leigh Fermor.
  23. Thanassis Valtinos (1932-). Data from the Decade of the Sixties. Tr. Jane Assimakopoulos & Stavros Deligiorgis.
  24. — — —. Orthokosta. Tr. Jane Assimakopoulos & Stavros Deligiorgis.
  25. Vassilis Alexakis (1943-). Foreign Words. Tr. Alyson Waters.
  26. Zyranna Zateli (1951-). At Twilight They Return. Tr. David Connolly.