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  • Aeschylus' Agamemnon, The Choephori & The Eumenidesby Robert J. Milch

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2001; US$ 5.99

    One of the most successful playwrights of ancient Greece, Aeschylus wrote nearly 90 plays, but today only 7 survive. Credited with introducing a second actor onstage, his plays retell the battles, victories, and social ramifications of life in the golden days of Athens. These plays are 2,500 years old and still performed, for they speak directly to... more...

  • Hesiod's Ascraby Anthony T. Edwards

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    In Works and Days, one of the two long poems that have come down to us from Hesiod, the poet writes of farming, morality, and what seems to be a very nasty quarrel with his brother Perses over their inheritance. In this book, Anthony T. Edwards extracts from the poem a picture of the social structure of Ascra, the hamlet in northern Greece where... more...

  • A commentary on Isocrates' Busirisby N. Livingstone

    BRILL 2001; US$ 156.00

    This volume contains a scholarly commentary on the puzzling work "Busiris" - part mythological "jeu d'esprit", part rhetorical treatise and part self-promoting polemic - by the Greek educator and rhetorician Isocrates (436-338 BC). more...

  • A companion to Apollonius Rhodiusby T.D. Papanghelis; A. Rengakos

    BRILL 2001; US$ 256.00

    This collection of essays, on the author of the "Argonautica", covers a wide range of issues from the history of the text and the problems of the poet's biography through questions of style, literary technique and intertextual relations to the epic's library and cultural reception. more...

  • Justice as an aspect of the polis idea in Solon's political poemsby J.A. Almeida

    BRILL 2003; US$ 156.00

    This text seeks to examine the meaning of justice or "dike" in the political poems of Solon from a new interpretative perspective. The author's central proposal is that the polis idea, from new classical archaeology, provides an objective standard for an interpretation of Solon's "dike". more...

  • Aeschylus: The Oresteiaby Simon Goldhill

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 19.00

    This is the only general introduction in English to Aeschylus' Oresteia, one of the most important of all Greek dramas. more...

  • Homer: The Iliadby M. S. Silk

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 19.00

    This volume is a distinctive critical introduction to Homer's Iliad, the earliest epic poem. more...

  • Figures of Playby Gregory Dobrov

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 99.99

    This study explores the reflexive aspects of ancient theatrical culture across genres. The "syntax" of drama is shown to involve specific "figures of play" through which the theatrical medium turns back on itself to study the various contexts of its production. more...

  • Greek Comedy and Ideologyby David Konstan

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 119.99

    This study analyzes how the structure of ancient Greek comedy betrays and responds to cultural tensions in the society of the classical city-state. Individual chapters treat Aristophanic and Menandrean comedies. more...

  • The New Simonidesby Deborah Boedeker

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 124.99

    Boedecker and Sider's edited volume gathers the best of the recent research on Simonides' newly expanded oeuvre into this collection ,which is a useful reference for scholars of Greek poetry. more...