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  • Selected Dialoguesby Lucian; C. D. N. Costa

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.99

    The Greek satirist Lucian was a brilliantly entertaining writer who invented the comic dialogue as a vehicle for satiric comment. This lively new translation is both accurate and idiomatic, and the introduction highlights Lucian's importance in his own and later times. more...

  • Tragic Props and Cognitive Functionby Colleen Chaston

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    With its focus on 'reasoning through imagery' this book applies aspects of cognitive psychology to a study of key tragic props in order to draw connections between visual imagery and the spectators' intellectual experience of ancient Greek tragedy. more...

  • Puerilitiesby Daryl Hine

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 28.95 US$ 24.90

    Elegiac lyrics celebrating the love of boys, which the translator terms Puerilities , comprise most of the twelfth book of The Greek Anthology . That book, the so-called Musa Puerilis , is brilliantly translated in this, the first complete verse version in English. It is a delightful eroticopia of short poems by great and lesser-known Greek poets,... more...

  • New Directions in Ancient Pantomimeby Edith Hall; Rosie Wyles

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 174.99 US$ 157.49

    A collection of specially commissioned studies in which leading world specialists explore all aspects of the ancient pantomime dancer's performance skills, popularity, and social impact, while paying special attention to the texts that formed the basis of this distinctive art form, the forerunner of modern ballet. more...

  • Menanderby Malcolm Heath

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 234.99 US$ 211.49

    Ancient schools of rhetoric taught students how to devise arguments in legal and political disputes, and how to express them. Many scholars believe that these techniques increasingly lost their practical relevance under the Roman Empire. This detailed reassessment of the history and social significance of rhetoric in late antiquity shows how it was... more...

  • Götter, Mythen, Philosophenby Fabio Berdozzo

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 159.95

    One of Lucian?s main topics is the critical observation of religious life. His criticism of religious ideas, however, takes place exclusively as dispute with the forms and models of literary tradition. Even when discussing the positions of philosophers, he remains a writer; his gods are literary gods. Nowhere in his oeuvre is there evidence... more...

  • The Dance of the Musesby A. P. David

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 129.99 US$ 116.99

    In this book David develops a revolutionary approach to Greek poetics, which takes seriously and concretely the role of dance. His conclusions, when applied to Homeric poetry, constitute a radically new theory about its origin and composition. more...

  • Decorumby Jan Dietrich Müller

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 106.61

    Appropriateness is the key to persuasion: a speech can only be convincing when it takes into account the opinions of the audience and the concrete situation. But how can rhetorical theory? which like any other theory has to abstract? grasp appropriateness as a phenomenon? What concepts did it develop in order to achieve this? The central... more...

  • Stesichoros's Geryoneisby Paul Curtis

    BRILL 2011; US$ 127.00

    This monograph focuses solely on the Stesichoros?s Geryoneis. The main feature to the book is its full-length commentary. As well as providing a detailed analysis on the poet?s language and style, the song is considered in its wider religious context. more...

  • Luciano di Samosata, "Timone o il misantropo"by Gianluigi Tomassi

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 181.28

    In der griechischen Literatur der Kaiserzeit ist Lukian wohl einer der vielseitigsten und kreativsten Autoren. Für seine Dialoge erhielt er große Annerkennung, und sein Bekanntheitsgrad ist vergleichbar mit dem Platons oder Plutarchs. Besonders charakteristisch für den reifen Stil des Autors ist der Text Timon , dessen Erfolg sich vor... more...