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  • The Theatrical Cast of Athensby Edith Hall

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 189.99

    An examination of ancient Greek drama, and its relationship to the society in which it was produced. By focusing on the ways in which the plays treat gender, ethnicity, and class, and on their theatrical conventions, Edith Hall offers an extended study of the Greek theatrical masterpieces within their original social context. more...

  • Greek Tragedyby Edith Hall

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 67.99

    An illustrated introduction to ancient Greek tragedy, written by one of its most distinguished experts, which provides all the background information necessary for understanding the context and content of the dramas. A special feature is an individual essay on every one of the surviving 33 plays. more...

  • Return of Ulysses, Theby Edith Hall

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    Whether they focus on the bewitching song of the Sirens, his cunning escape from the cave of the terrifying one-eyed Cyclops, or the vengeful slaying of the suitors of his beautiful wife Penelope, the stirring adventures of Ulysses/Odysseus are amongst the most durable in human culture. The picaresque return of the wandering pirate-king is one of the... more...

  • Introducing the Ancient Greeksby Edith Hall

    Random House 2015; US$ 12.68

    They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. They wrote the timeless myths of Odysseus and Oedipus, and the histories of Leonidas?s three hundred Spartans and Alexander the Great. But who were the ancient Greeks? And what was it that enabled them to achieve so much?... more...

  • New Directions in Ancient Pantomimeby Edith Hall; Rosie Wyles

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 174.99

    A collection of specially commissioned studies in which leading world specialists explore all aspects of the ancient pantomime dancer's performance skills, popularity, and social impact, while paying special attention to the texts that formed the basis of this distinctive art form, the forerunner of modern ballet. more...

  • The Trojan Women and Other Playsby Euripides; James Morwood; Edith Hall

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99

    This is the third volume of Euripides plays in new translation. It contains the three great war plays Trojan Women, Hecuba, and Andromache, in which Euripides subjects the sufferings of Troy's survivors to a harrowing examination. The horrific brutality which both women and children undergo evokes a response of unparalleled intensity in the playwright... more...

  • Cultural Responses to the Persian Warsby Emma Bridges; Edith Hall; P. J. Rhodes

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 224.99

    An exploration of the enormous impact that the Persian Wars, fought in the fifth century BC, have had on Western ideas of history, liberty, resistance, and national identity. Sixteen internationally acclaimed classical scholars discuss treatments of these famous wars in art, theatre, philosophy, poetry, biography, and modern cinema and fiction. more...

  • The World's Classics: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electraby Sophocles; H. D. F. Kitto; Edith Hall

    OUP Oxford 1994; US$ 5.99

    Love and loyalty, hatred and revenge, fear, deprivation, and political ambition: these are the motives which thrust the characters portrayed in these three Sophoclean masterpieces on to their collision course with catastrophe. Recognized in his own day as perhaps the greatest of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles's reputation has remained undimmed for... more...

  • Agamemnon in Performance 458 BC to AD 2004by Fiona Macintosh; Pantelis Michelakis; Edith Hall; Oliver Taplin

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 229.99

    This interdisciplinary, multi-author volume is devoted to the performance reception of Aeschylus's Agamemnon, the first play in his Oresteia trilogy. The eighteen essays trace the story of the impact and influence of this seminal play, from its original performance in classical Athens, through ancient Rome and the European Renaissance until the present... more...

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