Literature > greek
Here is an outline of greek literature through the ages.
Ancient greeks covered all genres except the novel. The most important are: Homer and the three dramatists (Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides) and the historian Thucydides. And of course, the great philosophers. The byzantine period is not important except perhaps a couple of nice religious hymns. During the ottoman occupation, a lovely folk poetry flourishes and leads to the modern times with great poets as Kavafis, Seferis (Nobel 1969), Elytis (Nobel 1979) and writers as Papadiamantis and Kazantzakis.
There are thousands of sites on greek literature. Most of them concern ancient texts. Resources for classicists are endless, personal pages numerous. Much less exists on byzantine and new-times corpora. There are very few official sites with translations of modern and contemporary poetry and prose.
My source of dates is Wikipedia Encyclopaedia.
I present greek names in greek script, International Phonetic script and in their most common latin transliterations.
General booklinks, texts online, at my book links.
special pages
Homer (c.8th a.e.v. century) ΟΜΗΡΟΣ
Palamas, Kostis (1859-1943) Κωστής Παλαμάς
Olympic Hymn known as the Olympic Anthem Ολυμπιακός Ύμνος word-to-word in International Phonetic Alphabet
Seferis, Yiorgos (1900-1971) Γιώργος Σεφέρης
Denial .Aρνηση word-to-word in International Phonetic Alphabet
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