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- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 79.99
Frontiers of Pleasure presents critical issues regarding Greek conceptions of aesthetic response while questioning influential modern notions of the aesthetic. Despite a recent rebirth of interest in the field of aesthetics, no extensive discussion of this fundamental topic has hitherto been available. more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 84.99
Stephen Scully offers a reading of Hesiod's Theogony and an account of the poem's classical and post-classical reception up to Milton's Paradise Lost . He proposes that the poem be read as a hymn to Zeus and a city-state creation myth, and discusses Hesiod's artful narrative style in relation to Homer's. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99
Though the 'Scythian period' in the history of Eastern Europe lasted little more than 400 years, the impression these horsemen made upon the history of their times was such that a thousand years after they had ceased to exist as a sovereign people, their heartland and the territories which they dominated far beyond it continued to be known as 'greater... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95
The Greek View of Poetry details critical theories and the appreciation of poetry by the ancient Greeks. Originally published in 1931, this text deals with a whole range of Greek critics from very early criticism to Longinus and his views on Homer in an attempt to provide a historical view of the importance of poetry to Greek society. This title... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 170.00
First published in 1949, this book presents the collected works of Christopher Smart, the eighteenth-century poet whose life has an attraction for the curioso of literature. There is the early marriage with Anne Vane, his secret marriage, eighteenth-century Cambridge life, the intrigues of Grub Street, and, finally, insanity and confinement in an... more...
- Oxbow Books 2016; US$ 22.34
Food and drink, along with the material culture involved in their consumption, can signify a variety of social distinctions, identities and values. Thus, in Early Minoan Knossos, tableware was used to emphasize the difference between the host and the guests, and at Mycenaean Pylos the status of banqueters was declared as much by the places assigned... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
An Ancient Theory of Religion examines a theory of religion put forward by Euhemerus of Messene (late 4th?early 3rd century BCE) in his lost work Sacred Inscription , and shows not only how and why euhemerism came about but also how it was? and still is?used. By studying the utilization of the theory in different periods?from the Graeco-Roman... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.87
The conventional view of Aristophanes bristles with problems. Important testimony for Alcibiades? paramount role in comedy is consistently disregarded, and the tradition that ?masks were made to look like the komodoumenoi , so that before an actor spoke a word, the audience would recognize who was being attacked? is hardly ever invoked.... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 133.95 US$ 116.09
Original and comprehensive, Magic in the Ancient Greek World takes the reader inside both the social imagination and the ritual reality that made magic possible in ancient Greece. Explores the widespread use of spells, drugs, curse tablets, and figurines, and the practitioners of magic in the ancient world Uncovers how magic worked.... more...