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- University of California Press 2010; US$ 24.95
After Sappho but before the great Latin poets, the most important short poems in the ancient world were Greek epigrams. Beginning with simple expressions engraved on stone, these poems eventually encompassed nearly every theme we now associate with lyric poetry in English. Many of the finest are on love and would later exert a profound influence on... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 35.95
The first referenece to letter writing occurs in the first text of western literature, Homer's Iliad. From the very beginning, Greeks were enthusiastic letter writers, and letter writing became a distinct literary genre. Letters were included in the works of historians but they also formed the basis of works of fiction, and the formal substructure... more...
- OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 149.99
As well as producing one of the finest of all poetic traditions, ancient Greek culture produced a major tradition of poetic theory and criticism. Halliwell's volume offers a series of detailed and challenging interpretations of some of the defining authors and texts in the history of ancient Greek poetics: the Homeric epics, Aristophanes' Frogs,... more...
- A&C Black 2006; US$ 12.99
Across Belfast the Loyalist community is steadying itself for the orgiastic drug-fest that is the sacred and glorious Twelfth of July. As "The Boney" looms larger day by day, UDA wannabes are drawn like moths to a flame. Up in the flats, hardman Tommy thinks Leanne is more like his ma than his sister, but in her head Leanne is anything but... 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.95
Recent attacks on contemporary art have portrayed the erotic content of works by Robert Mapplethorpe and others as if it were a deviation from the Western artistic tradition. On the contrary, there is a rich tradition of eroticism in the arts beginning with the erotic verse of ancient Greek and Roman poets. Games of Venus , the first comprehensive... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 5.95
In power, passion, and the brilliant display of moral conflict, the drama of ancient Greece remains unsurpassed. For this volume, Professor Hadas chose nine plays which display the diversity and grandeur of tragedy, and the critical and satiric genius of comedy, in outstanding translations of the past and present. His introduction explores the religious... more...
- Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 85.97
Hauptbeschreibung Die vorliegende Studie untersucht die zentralen gegenstands-, methoden- und institutionsbezogenen Konzepte, die der Ausbildung der Romanischen Philologie im 19. Jahrhundert zugrunde liegen. Analysiert wird ein Korpus von programmatischen Schriften der frühen "Romanis - ten", in denen über die Identität des eigenen Fachs, wissenschaftliche... more...