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  • Frontiers of Pleasureby Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 79.99 US$ 68.79

    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...

  • A Small Greek Worldby Irad Malkin

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    Should we admire the Greeks for having created their civilization in spite of, or because of, the enormous distances separating their independent communities? The book claims it was a network-dynamics of Small World formation that rapidly foreshortened Mediterranean spaces, thus allowing the flows of civilizational content and self-aware notions of... more...

  • Satyric Playby Carl Shaw

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 77.99 US$ 67.07

    From archaic Greece to the Roman Empire, the remains of comic and satyric performances reveal a range of literary, aesthetic, historical, religious, and geographical connections. Satyric Play analyzes the details of this interplay diachronically, showing that comedy and satyr plays influenced each other in nearly all stages of their development. more...

  • Clitophon's Challengeby Hugh H. Benson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    Hugh H. Benson explores Plato's answer to Clitophon's challenge, the question of how one can acquire the knowledge Socrates argues is essential to human flourishing-knowledge we all seem to lack. more...

  • Hesiod's Theogonyby Stephen Scully

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 84.99 US$ 73.09

    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...

  • The Scythians 700?300 BCby E.V. Cernenko; Angus McBride

    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...

  • The Greek View of Poetryby E.E. Sikes

    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...

  • Routledge Revivals: The Collected Poems of Christopher Smart (1949)by Christopher Smart; Norman Callan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    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...

  • The Antiatticistby Stefano Valente

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 108.82

    The so-called Antiatticista is a Greek Atticistic lexicon (2nd cent. CE), rich in quotations from classical writers, many from works now lost. The author approved a broader idea of Attic language in contrast to the most rigorous Atticists. The first critical edition of this work is prefaced by a study on the textual tradition, authorship,... more...

  • Aristophanes and Alcibiadesby Michael Vickers

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 87.04

    This study of Aristophanes provides the basis for a total re-assessment not only of Aristophanes as a poet and playwright, but also of our perception of politics and the role of the theatre in classical Athens. It shows how Aristophanes used allegorical means to comment on the day-to-day political concerns of Athenians, in particular the... more...