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Greek Mythology(1)

Greek Mythology(1)



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Published by: English 10 Class on Jul 23, 2008
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Ancient Greek LiteratureAncient Greek Literature
Classical (900 B.C. to 323 B.C.)Classical (900 B.C. to 323 B.C.)
Hellenistic (323 B.C. to 146 B.C.)Hellenistic (323 B.C. to 146 B.C.)
Greco-Roman (146 B.C to 395 A.D.)Greco-Roman (146 B.C to 395 A.D.)
Byzantine Period (395 A.D. to 1453 A.D.)Byzantine Period (395 A.D. to 1453 A.D.)
(900 B.C. to 323 B.C.)(900 B.C. to 323 B.C.)
This period of Greek literature stretches from Homeruntil the 4th century BC and the rise of Alexanderthe Great.
This period saw the birth of original works.
In the classical period many of the genres of westernliterature became more prominent.
The main literary types were developed to expressthe needs and ideals of the communities of whichthe writer was a member.
The earliest known Greek writings are Mycenaean.
Literary Types:Epic poetry ComedyLyric poetry HistoriographyTragedy Philosophy

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