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  • The Birdsby Aristophanes

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Birds is a comic play by the Greek playwright Aristophanes. It garnered awards in 141 BC when it was first performed, and continues to be critically received today. A middle-aged Athenian convinces the world's birds to build a new city between the heavens and the earth. This position fortuitously allows them to intercept all communication of... more...

  • Seven Against Thebesby Aeschylus; Theodore Alois Buckley

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    The third and final play in Aeschylus' Oedipodea trilogy, Seven Against Thebes is the only one of the three plays that has survived intact to this day. During the course of the action-packed play, seven would-be usurpers storm the city's gates in a series of brutal attacks. Will the family -- still weakened by the curse put on its patriarch,... more...

  • Lysistrataby Aristophanes; Jack Lindsay

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    One of the few plays that survived intact from the heyday of ancient Grecian drama, Lysistrata is an enormously influential work of satirical comedy. In order to bring an end to a destructive and never-ending war, the women of Greece take a temporary vow of chastity, pledging to remain abstinent until the conflict ends. As can be expected, mayhem --... more...

  • Sophocles and Alcibiadesby Michael Vickers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00

    Literary historians have long held the view that the plays of the Greek dramatist, Sophocles deal purely with archetypes of the heroic past and that any resemblance to contemporary events or individuals is purely coincidental. In this book, Michael Vickers challenges this view and argues that Sophocles makes regular and extensive allusion to Athenian... more...

  • Oedipus Trilogyby Sophocles; F. Storr

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 4.99

    Oedipus the King is Sophocles' legendary rendition of the myth of the great king Oedipus, perhaps the best known of all of the Greek Tragedies. When an oracle foretells that the young prince Oedipus will grow up to murder his father he is cast out of the kingdom by the king who hopes by doing so that he will avoid his fate. Oedipus grows up and... more...

  • The Agamemnon of Aeschylusby Aeschylus; Gilbert Murray

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 3.95

    The Agamemnon of Aeschylus is the first play in The Trilogy of the Oresteia , which deals with the eternal problem of the evil act causing vengeance which wreaks more evil which must be avenged. Aeschylus declares that the new ruler in heaven, Zeus, heralds the end of this cycle and the beginning of hope. Zeus has suffered and sinned and grown wise,... more...

  • Streben und Bewegenby Klaus Corcilius

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    How do animals make themselves move? Unlike most modern theories, Aristotle answers this question through a general theory of animal movement valid for both humans and animals. This book interprets this theory and analyses its fundamental concepts. more...

  • Homer's Winged Wordsby Steve Reece

    BRILL 2009; US$ 237.00

    This book is an attempt to shed new light, via the tenets of oral-formulaic theory, on the evolution and meaning of several dozen words and phrases found in early Greek epic whose etymologies have puzzled philologists for over 2500 years. more...

  • Electra, Phoenician Women, Bacchae, and Iphigenia at Aulisby Euripides; Cecelia Eaton Luschnig; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 10.95

    The four late plays of Euripides collected here, in beautifully crafted translations by Cecelia Eaton Luschnig and Paul Woodruff, offer a faithful and dynamic representation of the playwright’s mature vision. Cecelia Eaton Luschnig is Professor Emerita of Classics, University of Idaho, and author of An Introduction to Ancient Greek, Second Edition... more...

  • New Directions in Ancient Pantomimeby Edith Hall; Rosie Wyles

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 154.99

    This is the first comprehensive and illustrated study of the most important form of theatre in the entire Roman Empire - pantomime, the ancient equivalent of ballet dancing. Performed for more than five centuries in hundreds of theatres from Portugal in the West to the Euphrates, from Gaul to North Africa, solo male dancing stars - the forerunners... more...