Greek & Roman Hell Texts

1. The Iliad, by Homer, Greek, c. 720 BCE. Books 8, 20, 22.

2. The Odyssey, by Homer, Greek, c. 680 BCE. Books 11, 24.

3. The Theogony, by Hesiod, Greek, 700–665 BCE.

4. Hymn to Demeter, Greek, 678–25 BCE.

5. The Frogs, by Aristophanes, Greek, 405 BCE. First performed in the festival of the Lenaia, possible in the Agora of Athens, in January.

6. The Gorgias, by Plato ( c.428/7-c.348/7 BCE), Greek.

7. The Phaedo, by Plato (c.428/7-c.348/7 BCE) Greek.

8. The Republic, by Plato (c.428/7-c.348/7 BCE) Greek.

9. The Aeneid, by Vergil (70–19 BCE), Roman, 19 BCE. Book 6.

10. The Metamorphoses, by Ovid (43 b.c.e.–17 c.e.), Roman, c. 8 CE.

11. The Vision of Thespesius, by Plutarch (45?–?120 CE), Greek, after 81 CE.

12. The Golden Ass (Metamorphoses), by Apuleius (124–170 CE), Roman, 2nd C. CE.

13. The True History, by Lucian of Samosata (120–190 CE), Greek (Syrian). Book 2.

14. Menippus, by Lucian of Samosata (120–190 c.e.), Greek (Syrian).

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