OCLC Top 21 Books With Greek as Original language


Odyssey, Iliad, Republic….

Based on the “Top 1000” titles owned by OCLC member libraries — the intellectual works that have been judged to be worth owning by the “purchase vote” of libraries around the globe .

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1. Odyssey by Homer (Century of origin: 9BC Library holdings: 45551 Bibliographic records: 2087)


2. Iliad by Homer (Century of origin: 9BC Library holdings: 44093 Bibliographic records: 2526)


3. Aesop’s Fables by Aesop (Century of origin: 6BC Library holdings: 32232 Bibliographic records: 1461)


4. Lives by Plutarch (Century of origin: 2 Library holdings: 22084 Bibliographic records: 966)


5. Republic by Plato (Century of origin: 4BC Library holdings: 20460 Bibliographic records: 599)


6. History by Herodotus (Century of origin: 5BC Library holdings: 14592 Bibliographic records: 590)


7. History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (Century of origin: 5BC Library holdings: 14547 Bibliographic records: 835)


8. Poetics by Aristotle (Century of origin: 4BC Library holdings: 13879 Bibliographic records: 481)


9. Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle (Century of origin: 4BC Library holdings: 12561 Bibliographic records: 578)


10. Oedipus Rex by Sophocles (Century of origin: 5BC Library holdings: 11620 Bibliographic records: 526)


11. Politics by Aristotle (Century of origin: 4BC Library holdings: 10461 Bibliographic records: 436)


12. Oresteia by Aeschylus (Century of origin: 5BC Library holdings: 9927 Bibliographic records: 191)


13. Antigone by Sophocles (Century of origin: 5BC Library holdings: 8184 Bibliographic records: 499)


14. Symposium by Plato (Century of origin: 4BC Library holdings: 7363 Bibliographic records: 276)


15. Metaphysics by Aristotle (Century of origin: 4BC Library holdings: 7165 Bibliographic records: 253)


16. Rhetoric by Aristotle (Century of origin: 4BC Library holdings: 7029 Bibliographic records: 267)


17. Elements by Euclid (Century of origin: 3BC Library holdings: 6845 Bibliographic records: 457)


18. Enneads by Plotinus (Century of origin: 3 Library holdings: 6714 Bibliographic records: 157)


19. Medea by Euripides (Century of origin: 5BC Library holdings: 6075 Bibliographic records: 365)


20. Lysistrata by Aristophanes (Century of origin: 4BC Library holdings: 6059 Bibliographic records: 185)


21. Bacchae by Euripides (Century of origin: 5BC Library holdings: 5964 Bibliographic records: 221)


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Source: https://www.oclc.org/research/top1000.html


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