Metaphysics substance, cause, form, potentiality Nicomachean Ethics soul, happiness, virtue, friendship Eudemain Ethics Politics best states, utopias, constitutions, revolutions Rhetoric elements of forensic and political debate Poetics tragedy, epic poetry 3. From their perspective, logic and reasoning was the chief preparatory instrument of scientific investigation.
Frankenstein, Nineteen Eighty-Four and Things Fall Apart rounded up the top five — which features two female authors in all, women made up 23 of the top authors. The most popular authors of the top stories were Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf and Franz Kafka, with three stories each.
In among the recognised classics, there are a few texts less well-known globally: This is just a starting point, aiming to spark a conversation about why some stories endure; how they continue to resonate centuries and millennia after they were created.
And why sharing those stories is a fundamental human impulse: Top The list was determined via ranked ballots and first placed into descending order by number of critic votes, then into descending order by total critic points, then alphabetically for 73 tothe titles listed are tied.
Frankenstein Mary Shelley, 4. Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell, 5. Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe, 6.
One Thousand and One Nights various authors, 8thth Centuries 7. Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes, 8. Hamlet William Shakespeare, 9.
Beloved Toni Morrison, The Divine Comedy Dante Alighieri, Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood, Ulysses James Joyce, Animal Farm George Orwell, Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert, Romance of the Three Kingdoms Luo Guanzhong, Journey to the West Wu Cheng'en, circa Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevksy, Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen, Water Margin attributed to Shi Nai'an, War and Peace Leo Tolstoy, To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee, Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys, Aesop's Fables Aesop, circa to BC Candide Voltaire, Medea Euripides, BC King Lear William Shakespeare, The Tale of Genji Murasaki Shikibu, before The Trial Franz Kafka, Remembrance of Things Past Marcel Proust, Invisible Man Ralph Ellison, Moby-Dick Herman Melville, To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll, Jul 05, · 10 Ancient Greek Writers You Should Know^10 Ancient Greek Writers You Should Know^The ancient Greeks have had a massive influence on Western society.
Numerous sciences and literary genres were founded by Greeks, and many of their writings have survived more or less complete. This list describes 10 of the most influential ancient Greek writers.
Ancient History and Culture. The Roman Empire and Qing Dynasty are now only ruins, but there’s far more to discover about the ancient world. Explore classical history, mythology, language and literature, and learn more about the many fascinating figures of the ancient world.
Medea (Ancient Greek: Μήδεια, Mēdeia) is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in BC. The plot centers on the actions of Medea, a former princess of the "barbarian" kingdom of Colchis, and the wife of Jason; she finds her position in the Greek world threatened as Jason leaves her for a Greek princess of Corinth.
BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society. Feb 15, · "A younger contemporary of Aeschylus and Sophocles, Euripides lived through most of the cultural and political turmoil of the fifth century, and was seen as one of the most influential voices for the revolutionary ideas that were developing in this period.
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