The Classical Greek Graffiti Puzzle: Introduction

Throughout this site, you will notice that the background graphic on the pages has some graffiti inscribed on it. The "graffiti" is actually a series of extracts from Greek classical texts. Here's the image, with the "graffiti" made more visible:

Background image with graffiti

In the puzzle on the next page, you'll have to figure out where each text begins and ends, and then match each text to its source.