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  • 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...

  • Aristophanis Fabvlae IIby N. G. Wilson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 44.99

    A new edition of Aristophanes, replacing the previous OCT (1900-1). It incorporates a better picture of the transmission of the text from antiquity, and more accurate reports of manuscript readings. - ;This new edition of Aristophanes is intended to replace the previous Oxford Classical Text published in 1900-1. Since that date it has been possible... more...

  • Aiasby Sophocles; Herbert Golder; Richard Pevear

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 14.99

    Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated Greek tragedies, the Greek Tragedy in New Translation series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the general editorship of Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro,... more...

  • Bakkhaiby Euripides; Reginald Gibbons; Charles Segal

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 34.99

    Regarded by many as Euripides' masterpiece, Bakkhai is a powerful examination of religious ecstasy and the resistance to it. A call for moderation, it rejects the temptation of pure reason as well as pure sensuality, and is a staple of Greek tragedy, representing in structure and thematics an exemplary model of the classic tragic elements. Disguised... 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...

  • Aristophanes Thesmophoriazusaeby Colin Austin; S. Douglas Olson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 84.99

    Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae is the story of a quarrel between the tragic playwright Euripides and Athens' women, who accuse him of slandering them in his plays. Austin and Olson offer a fresh text of the play; an extensive introduction; and a detailed commentary; most Greek cited in the introduction and commentary is translated, and much of the... more...

  • Hyperidesby Judson Herrman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 59.99

    Abbreviations and Bibliography I. Abbreviations II. Bibliography Introduction I. The Historical Background II. The Rhetorical Background III. Hyperides' Funeral Oration IV. The Text and Translation Text and Translation Commentary Appendixes I. Papyrological Notes II. Critical Conjectures Indexes I. General II. Greek Words more...

  • The Origins of Criticismby Andrew Ford

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 42.00

    By "literary criticism" we usually mean a self-conscious act involving the technical and aesthetic appraisal, by individuals, of autonomous works of art. Aristotle and Plato come to mind. The word "social" does not. Yet, as this book shows, it should--if, that is, we wish to understand where literary criticism as we think of it today came from. Andrew... more...

  • Plato and Hesiodby G. R. Boys-Stones; J. H. Haubold

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 94.99

    It hardly needs repeating that Plato defined philosophy partly by contrast with the work of the poets. What is extraordinary is how little systematic exploration there has been of his relationship with specific poets other than Homer. This neglect extends even to Hesiod, though Hesiod is of central importance for the didactic tradition quite generally,... more...