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  • Götter, Mythen, Philosophenby Fabio Berdozzo

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

    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$ 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$ 140.00

    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$ 238.00

    In the Greek literature of the imperial period, Lucian of Samosata is surely one of the most versatile and creative figures. Thanks to his Dialogues he became one of the most famous and appreciated ancient Greek authors, and his fame could only be compared toPlato or Plutarch?s. Within Lucian?s works, Timon is referable to the author?s... 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...

  • The Ideology of Classicismby Nicolas Wiater

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

    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...

  • Mythische Erzählstrukturen in Herodots "Historien"by Katharina Wesselmann

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    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$ 133.00

    Murder and manslaughter, eye gouging, suicide, human sacrifice - Greek tragedy is full of horrible acts which disturb and fascinate, but are never directly presented on stage. But how are they presented? Which means and forms did poets use to present the invisible in such a way on stage that it would not lose its harrowing effect? The... more...