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  • The History of the Peloponnesian Warby Thucydides; Richard Crawley

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    Written by Thucydides around 400 AD, The History of the Peloponnesian War is a meticulous account by the Athenian general of the extended struggle that raged between Athens and Sparta for the better part of twenty years. Thucydides eschews the romance of heroics and dramatics and his precise and thorough account of the ill-fated conflict is one of... more...

  • Theognis und die Theognideaby Hendrik Selle

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    The collection of poems preserved under the name of Theognis is - apart from Homer and Hesiod - the only extant poetic text handed down in manuscript from the time before Pindar. Its peculiar form has provoked a long-running debate on its authenticity and genesis, which has gone so far as to cast doubts on the existence of the poet Theognis. How did... more...

  • Gorgiasby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. Gorgias is an important Socratic Dialogue in which Plato sets the rhetorician, whose specialty is persuasion, in opposition to the philosopher, whose specialty is dissuasion, or refutation. The art of persuasion was necessary for political and legal... more...

  • Parmenidesby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. Parmenides is one of the dialogues of Plato. It is perhaps Plato''s most challenging dialogue, as well as one of the most challenging works of philosophy ever written. The Parmenides purports to be an account of a meeting between the two... more...

  • Phaedrusby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. The Phaedrus, written by Plato, is a dialogue between Plato''s main protagonist, Socrates, and Phaedrus, an interlocutor in several dialogues. The Phaedrus was presumably composed around 370 BC, around the same time as Plato''s Republic... more...

  • The Poetry of Sapphoby Jim Powell

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 19.99

    Translator's Note. The Poetry of Sappho. Sappho of Lesbos. The Text of Sappho's Poems. Abbreviations & Bibliography. Textual Notes more...

  • Aeschylusby C. Collard

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 124.99

    An accurate and readable new translation, with introduction, extensive explanatory notes, and up-to-date bibliography, of four of Aeschylus' plays, including the unique historical tragedy Persians and the hugely influential Prometheus Bound. - ;A new, accurate, and readable translation of four of Aeschylus' plays: Persians, Seven Against Thebes,... more...

  • The Languages of Aristophanesby Andreas Willi

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 65.00

    The play with linguistic styles constitutes an important ingredient of Aristophanic humour. Andreas Willi uses the stylistic diversity as a source to reconstruct the 'real' styles upon which Aristophanes based his text. Most of these 'real' styles would otherwise be lost because they are not represented in serious literature. - ;By... more...

  • Broken Laughterby S. Douglas Olson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 198.99

    A collection of over 200 of the most interesting and important fragments of Greek comedy, accompanied by a commentary, an extensive introduction discussing the history of comic genre, a series of appendixes on the individual poets, the inscriptional evidence, etc., and a complete translation of the fragments. - ;A collection of over 200 of the most... more...

  • Il "miraggio" di Alceo: Fr. 140 V.by Benedetto Marzullo

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 112.00

    This book considers one of the most important fragments of early Greeklyric (Alkaios frag. 140 V.) as a means of communication, a revolutionary ode in which the exiled poet addresses the conspirators who have remained behind in their native city. They should take up the arms which were taken from their enemies and dedicated in the temple, and overthrow... more...