Can someone recommend any books similar to the Iliad & The Odyssey?
I have a friend who enjoys reading about Greek history, in particular books similar to the Iliad & Odyssey. Can someone please recommend any similar books of Greek Literature? I have heard of Hesiod's Works & Days and Theogony. Are these any good?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The Theogony is very good - it's the history of the gods, so... yea.
I'm more of a Latin scholar than Greek, so I don't have many other suggestions - but The Aeneid should be read by any lover of the Iliad and the Odyssey (it's the Roman equivalent and tells some of the same stories).
- deiseLv 44 years ago
After finding over different solutions i decide directly to advise no longer analyzing Robert Jordan (books too long and with little or no happening) or C.S.Lewis (uninteresting). guy Gavriel Kay's The Fionavar Tapestry is a powerfully shifting one at circumstances, great. the three volumes are The summer Tree, The Wandering hearth and The Darkest street. each and every of the Eddings books: The Belgariad (5 volumes), The Malloreon (5 volumes), Belgarath the Sorceror, Polgara the Sorceress, The Elenium (3 volumes), The Tamuli (3 volumes), The Redemption of Althalus. different cautioned authors, Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffrey, Raymond Feist, Terry Pratchett.
- marqueen71Lv 71 decade ago
The Aeneid by Virgil
Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, & The Eumenides by Aeschylus
Gilgamesh by David Ferry
The Last Days of Socrates by Plato
Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus & Anigone by Sophocles
Plutarch's Lives edited by Arthur Hugh Clough
The Histories by HerodotusSource(s): http://www.veritaspress.com
- debLv 71 decade ago
The Aeneid by Virgil
The Three Theban Plays by Sophocles
The Oresteia: Agamemnon;The Libation Bear by Aeschylus
Ion by Euripides
Protagoras and Meno by Plato
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- jannielLv 61 decade ago
If he/she does not already have them, I suggest the 'essential companion' for anyone interested in Greek history, namely the two-volume 'The Greek Myths' by Robert Graves. A classic work which has been in print since first published in 1955.
- felinerocheLv 51 decade ago
You might enjoy the Mabinogian. Pre-Christian Welsh folklore. I enjoyed the adaptation of the stories by Evangeline Walton.
Many countries have fascinating myths and legends and many of them are of epic proportions. There are often common themes and plots and it is interesting to wonder if they appeared spontaneously in different locations or were brought by enterprising travelling entertainers and adapted to local cultures.