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  • Tragedy on the Comic Stageby Matthew C. Farmer

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Aristophanes' engagement with tragedy is one of the most striking features of his comedies. Tragedy on the Comic Stage contextualizes this engagement with tragedy within Greek comedy as a genre by examining paratragedy in the fragments of Aristophanes' contemporaries and successors in the fifth and fourth centuries. more...

  • Seleukeiaby Roland Oetjen; Francis Xavier Ryan

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 182.00

    Dedicated to Getzel M. Cohen, a leading expert in Seleucid history, this volume gathers contributions on Seleucid history, archaeology, numismatics, political relations, policy toward the Jews, Greek cities, non-Greek populations, peripheral and neighboring regions, imperial administration, economy and public finances, and ancient descriptions of the... more...

  • Kommentarby Robert Plath; Magdalene Stoevesandt; Joachim Latacz

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 109.00

    At the centre of the commentary on Book 22 of the Iliad is the interpretation of the combat between Hector, the son of the King of Troy and commander of the city's defenders, and Achilles, the foremost warrior of the Greek attackers. Above all the defining effect for the fate of Troy of Hector?s death in this duel is considered. more...

  • Women Classical Scholarsby Rosie Wyles; Edith Hall

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 124.99 US$ 107.49

    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...

  • Kings and Usurpers in the Seleukid Empireby Boris Chrubasik

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 124.99 US$ 107.49

    This volume focuses on ideas of kingship and power in the Seleukid empire, specifically the role of usurpers. Redefining the king as only one of several political players, it advances a political history predicated on social power and argues that despite its strong rulers the empire was structurally weak and the position of its kings precarious. more...

  • Postcolonial Amazonsby Walter Duvall Jr. Penrose

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    Scholars have long been divided over whether the Amazons of Greek legend actually existed. Postcolonial Amazons offers a ground-breaking re-evaluation of the place of martial women in antiquity, bridging the gap between myth and reality by expanding our conception of the Amazon archetype to include the real female warriors of the ancient world. more...

  • Great Battles of the Classical Greek Worldby Owen Rees

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 19.07

    This book presents a selection of eighteen land battles and sieges that span the Classical Greek period, from the Persian invasions to the eclipse of the traditional hoplite heavy infantry at the hands of the Macedonians. This of course is the golden age of the hoplite phalanx but Owen Rees is keen to cover all aspects of battle, including mercenary... more...

  • Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religionby Andrej Petrovic; Ivana Petrovic

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 99.99 US$ 85.99

    Was Ancient Greek religion really 'mere ritualism'? Early Christians denounced the pagans for the disorderly plurality of their cults, and reduced Greek religion to ritual and idolatry. This book argues that there was an important place for belief in Greek rituals, examining notions of inner purity and pollution as a manifestation of such belief. more...

  • Homer's Allusive Artby Bruno Currie

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 109.99 US$ 94.59

    Homer's Allusive Art argues for a new understanding of Homeric allusion and its place in literary history through a series of interlocking case studies, exploring whether there can have been historical continuity in a poetics of allusion stretching from the Mesopotamian epic of Gilgamesh through to the Aeneid and Metamorphoses. more...