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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...

  • The Ancient Greeksby Edith Hall

    Random House 2016; 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...

  • Women Classical Scholarsby Rosie Wyles; Edith Hall

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 124.99

    This volume celebrates the women born between the Renaissance and 1913 who played significant roles in the history of classical scholarship. Synthesizing incisive case-studies with overviews of the evolution of the discipline, it explores their legacy and provides scholars of today with the female intellectual ancestors they did not know they had. more...

  • The Inky Digit of Defianceby Tony Harrison; Edith Hall

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 26.49

    In this richly varied selection of Tony Harrison's provocative prose of the last fifty years, the great poet of page, stage and screen presents a lifetime's thinking about art and politics, creativity and mortality. In so doing, he takes us on an extraordinary journey through languages and across continents and millennia, from his Nigerian Lysistrata... 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...