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  • The Dance of the Musesby A. P. David

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    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$ 112.27

    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$ 190.89

    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...

  • Apollonius Dyscolusby Fred W. Householder

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 165.00

    Apollonius Dyscolus was the first formal syntactician in Graeco-Roman linguistics. He considered the nature of language to be logical and rule-governed, and assumed an underlying structure for all levels of language. It might be said that from the work of his predecessors, he extracted syntax. This volume contains an English translation of ? mainly... more...

  • Antigoneby Sophocles

    Ivan R. Dee 1998; US$ 8.99

    One of the greatest, most moving of all tragedies, Antigone continues to have meaning for us because of its depiction of the struggle between individual conscience and state policy, and its delicate probing of the nature of human suffering. Plays for Performance Series. more...

  • Mythische Erzählstrukturen in Herodots "Historien"by Katharina Wesselmann

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 157.19

    Herodotus is often criticised for his mythical representation of historical events. However, this offers an important key to the understanding of the text. Starting with the reconstruction of a contemporary mythical-ritual framework, in her reading of the Histories Katharina Wesselmann uses the associative content of the traditional... more...

  • Bühnenmord und Botenberichtby Dorothea Zeppezauer

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 106.65

    Mord und Totschlag, Blendung, Suizid und Menschenopfer ? die griechische Tragödie ist voll von schrecklichen Handlungen, die verstören und faszinieren und die doch nie unmittelbar auf der Bühne gezeigt werden. Wie aber werden sie dargestellt? Welche Wege und Formen fanden die Dichter, das Unsichtbare auf der Bühne so zu präsentieren, dass... more...

  • The Ideology of Classicismby Nicolas Wiater

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.43

    This is the first systematic study of Greek classicism, a crucial element of Graeco-Roman culture under Augustus, from the perspective of cultural identity: what vision of the world and their own role in it motivated Greek and Roman intellectuals to commit themselves to reliving the classical Greek past in Augustan Rome? This book will... more...

  • Meditationsby Marcus Aurelius; Robin Hard; Christopher Gill

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.15

    Marcus Aurelius' Meditations is a private notebook of philosophical reflections with universal significance. Drawing on Stoic philosophy, Marcus confronts challenges that affect us all in our struggle to live meaningful lives. This edition includes a selection of Marcus' correspondence with his tutor Fronto which complements the Meditations. more...