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- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 50.00
This major new study explores the Greek poetry of the third and second centuries BC and its reception and influence at Rome. Close readings of the most familiar poetry of the age are set alongside considerations of newly published texts, shedding new light on the literary practices of the period. more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 59.99
A collection of fourteen essays by influential scholars on the `Attic Orators', the ten or so speechwriters who developed rhetoric in democratic Athens from c.420 to c.320 BC. All Greek quotations have been translated. - ;The `Attic Orators' have left us a hundred speeches for lawsuits, a body of work that reveals an important connection between... more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 198.99
This is a collection of papers from an international group of scholars who engage with the seminal work of Oliver Taplin, one of the world's leading classicists. The focus is on the performative aspect of Greek poetry of the archaic and classical period as well as on material artefacts (especially vase paintings) that interact with this kind of... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2000; US$ 150.00
A comparative study of what the most influential writers of Ancient Greece and China thought it meant to have knowledge and whether they distinguished knowledge from other forms of wisdom. It surveys selected works of poetry, history and philosophy from the period of roughly the eighth through to the second century BCE, including Homer's "Odyssey",... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 130.00
This volume makes use of a variety of interdisciplinary approaches in an attempt to provoke discussion on change (Dynamism), literary education (Didacticism), and reception studies (Classicism) in the history of late antique Greek literary culture. With contributions by both established scholars and young innovators in the field of late antique studies,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 39.95
Although Classical Athenian ideology did not permit women to exercise legal, economic, and social autonomy, the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides often represent them as influential social and moral forces in their own right. Scholars have struggled to explain this seeming contradiction. Helene Foley shows how Greek tragedy uses gender... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 168.00
Fourth-century Attic grave epigrams reflect a transitional phase in the evolution of the genre of epigram. They testify to a shift of interest towards social issues such as the family, the deceased?s age and profession. In a turbulent period of restlessness and uncertainty that followed the devastating Peloponnesian war, the commemoration of the departed... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 38.00
This 2007 text examines how Callimachus, Theocritus and Apollonius deal with their poetic inheritance from earlier Greek poetry. more...
- University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 29.95
Many dogmas regarding Greek theatre were established by researchers who lacked experience in the mounting of theatrical productions. In his wide-ranging and provocative study, Clifford Ashby, a theatre historian trained in the practical processes of play production as well as the methods of historical research, takes advantage of his understanding... more...