Timeline related to Ancient Greek Literature

Michael Lahanas

Αρχαία Ελληνική Λογοτεχνία, Ποίηση

Part 1

Griechische Literatur

Only 10% of the literature of ancient Greeks probably survived today. More than 1000 tragedies were written in the period 500 - 400 BC, only 32 survived. A large fraction of Hellenistic literature did not survive. , who died when he was 34 years old in a car accident, and John Chadwick)

or a Apostolos N. Athanassakis, The Johns Hopkins University Press (October 1, 1983)

c. 660 BC

( Demodamas (ca. 3rd century BC) says is is a work of Kyprias of Halikarnassos)

Spartan poet Tyrtaeus (or Tyrtaios) of Laconia (Τυρταίος)(inventor of the Trombone?), poems praising military of Sparta , (

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(poems for his friend Kyrnos and about other nice things such as beauty, fame, youth etc. ), Xenophon, Minor Works

c. 550–c. 460 BC

from Perseus) his mother was a sister of the poet Simonides (who was therefore his uncle)

c. 500 BC

2.20,8. Plutarch Moralia 245 ff.).

Corinna or Korinna (Κόριννα) poetess from Tanagra Boetia, student of Myrtis of Anthendon (Μυρτίς) and contemporary of Pindar. Won a competition 5 times (against Pindar 4 times ?) Choral poetry for celebrations using a Boeotian . “ .. the only lyric poetess of Tanagra, has her tomb in a, conspicuous part of the city, and in the gymnasium is a painting of Corinna binding her head with a fillet for the victory she won over Pindar at Thebes with a lyric poem, I believe that her victory was partly due to the dialect she used, for she composed, not in Doric speech like Pindar, but in one Aeolians would understand, and partly to her being, if one may judge from the likeness, the most beautiful woman of her time. “(Pausanias, Description of Greece). A interesting story by Melissa Bodner: Corinna gave Pindar the advice to "Sow with the hand, not with the whole sack" referring to the excessive amount of mythology in his early work.

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Audio Books: , The world's first purported cookbook writer from Magna Graecia in Sicily Peter Brown (Introduction), Maurice Balme (Translator), Oxford University Press; New Ed edition (May 1, 2002)

c. 340 BC

Birth of of Assos (Κλεάνθης) (331/300 - 232/231) BC, a wrestler, Stoic philosopher author of 50 books, , Hackett Publishing Company; Reprint edition (November, 1996)