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  • The Poetic Style of the Greek Poet Sapphoby Harold Zellner

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 139.95

    This book argues that Sappho’s style is characteristically playful, and that this is probably the best explanation for some problematic features of her text. more...

  • Homer's The Iliad and The Odysseyby Alberto Manguel

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 10.19

    The stories of the Trojan war and Helen of Troy, Patroclus and Achilles, the Sirens and the Cyclops are embedded in western culture, yet readers often fail to recognise that they were made famous by two epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey , and one blind poet: Homer. Alberto Manguel begins his book with the poems' inception in ancient Greece... more...

  • Games of Venusby Peter Bing; Rip Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    Recent attacks on contemporary art have portrayed the erotic content of works by Robert Mapplethorpe and others as if it were a deviation from the Western artistic tradition. On the contrary, there is a rich tradition of eroticism in the arts beginning with the erotic verse of ancient Greek and Roman poets. Games of Venus , the first comprehensive... more...

  • Euripides' "Alcestis"by Andreas Markantonatos

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    This unique volume is an accessible yet in-depth narratological study of Euripides? Alcestis . It contextualizes the play in terms of its reception by the original audience, locating the intricate narrative tropes of the plot in the dynamics of fifth-century Athenian mythology and religion. It will reward readers interested in Greek literature... more...

  • The Greek Anthology Book XVIIby Greg Delanty

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 9.45

    The Greek Anthology is a treasure of the ancient world, sixteen books of poems, amatory, religious, elegiac, and satirical, written over the course of more than a millennium. And now at last the legendary Book XVII has surfaced. As full of poems that are delightfully unlike each other as Books I-XVI, here is a trove. Best, perhaps, to think of it as... more...

  • Tragedyby Maurice Valency

    New Amsterdam Books 1998; US$ 16.99

    This introduction to Greek tragedy, the origin of much of our modern drama, is the work of a remarkable scholar who is also a practical man of the theater. more...

  • Lucillio, "Epigrammi"by Lucia Floridi

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 196.00

    This is the first modern commentary devoted exclusively to the epigrams of Lucillius, a prolific Neronian poet who, in spite of being one of the most significant representatives of the Greek satirical epigram, has primarily been studied not for his own value, but for the influence he had on Martial. The volume contains an extensive introduction,... more...

  • Sophoclesby Sophocles

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 10.95

    Linked by their common setting in Thebes, Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus stand at the fountainhead of world drama. This volume presents a new, and accurate yet poetic and playable translation by playwright Don Taylor, who has also directed plays for a BBC-TV production. more...

  • Beyond the Second Sophisticby Tim Whitmarsh

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 49.95 US$ 39.96

    The "Second Sophistic" traditionally refers to a period at the height of the Roman Empire?s power that witnessed a flourishing of Greek rhetoric and oratory, and since the 19th century it has often been viewed as a defense of Hellenic civilization against the domination of Rome. This book proposes a very different model. Covering popular fiction, poetry... more...

  • A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoricby James J. Murphy; Richard A. Katula; Michael Hoppmann

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95

    Continuing its tradition of providing students with a thorough review of ancient Greek and Roman rhetorical theory and practices, A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric is the premier text for undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in the history of rhetoric. Offering vivid examples of each classical rhetor, rhetorical period, and source... more...