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- Wiley 2000; US$ 5.99
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Oedipus Trilogy is your ticket to a greater understanding... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95
Carlo Ferdinando Russo's book has been a seminal work on Aristophanes since its publication in Italy in 1962. In his detailed analysis, Russo considers the plays as libretti for actors and singers rather than as mere texts, and never loses sight of the stage. This is the classic book about Aristophanes. Now finally available in English and much-updated,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 29.00
In the Theogony and the Works and Days Hesiod provides the earliest systematic and comprehensive account of the genesis of the Greek gods and the nature of human life. Hesiod's Cosmos argues for reading the two poems as complementary halves of a whole embracing the divine and human cosmos. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 61.00
This narratological commentary discusses the narrative techniques, including speeches, type-scenes, themes, and motifs, of the Odyssey. Bringing together the insights into Homeric poetics gained through centuries of scholarship, it permits users to gain an in-depth insight into the workings of Homer's brilliant narrative artistry. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 48.00
Wilson offers a fundamentally new reading of the quarrel between Agamemnon and Achilleus, presenting a detailed anthropology of compensation in Archaic Greece, and demonstrating how the struggle over definitions was a central feature of elite competition for status in the fluid ranking system of Homeric society. more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 60.00
Under Ptolemy II Philadelphus, who ruled Egypt in the middle of the third century B.C.E., Alexandria became the brilliant multicultural capital of the Greek world. Theocritus's poem in praise of Philadelphus?at once a Greek king and an Egyptian pharaoh?is the only extended poetic tribute to this extraordinary ruler that survives. Combining the Greek... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
This book provides a new literary treatment of an often-overlooked collection of fragmentary poems from the third century B.C.E. Alexandrian poet Callimachus. Callimachus' Iambi form a collection of thirteen poems, which rework archaic Greek iambography and look forward to Roman satire and other genres, especially to such collections as Horace's... more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 18.99
The story of a futile quest for knowledge, this ancient anti-war drama is one of the neglected plays within the corpus of Greek tragedy. Euripides' shortest tragic work, Rhesos is unique in lacking a prologue, provoking some scholars to the conclusion that the beginning of the play has been lost. In this exciting translation, Rhesos is no longer treated... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 86.00
Euripides' Heracles is a play of great complexity, tracing its protagonist's development from invincible hero to the courageous bearer of suffering. This work places the play in the context of Euripidean drama, Greek dramaturgy and fifth-century Athenian society. It also explores the play's examination of divinity and human values. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 42.00
Archaic Greek poetry is an important source for the history of the period. This book offers close readings of this poetry, particularly that of Solon, in order to explore the politics and ideologies of the day. The influence of performance context is also examined. more...