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  • Critical Moments in Classical Literatureby Richard Hunter

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 80.00

    A series of innovative critical readings exploring how the ancients discussed the meaning of literary works and their importance in society. more...

  • Ctesias' 'History of Persia'by Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones; James Robson

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia . Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world?s most powerful kings and queens. His position gave him special insight into the workings of Persian court life and access to the gossip and... more...

  • The Dance of the Musesby A. P. David

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 129.99

    This book develops an authentic and at the same time revolutionary musical analysis of ancient Greek poetry. It departs from the abstract metrical analyses of the past in that it conceives the rhythmic and harmonic elements of poetry as integral to the whole expression, and decisive in the interpretation of its meaning. David offers a thoroughgoing... more...

  • Decorumby Jan Dietrich Müller

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 133.00

    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...

  • Der "Neue Hypereides"by László Horváth

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    The ?Archimedes Palimpsest?, that aroused the interest of the scientific community in 1998, contains the so called New Hypereides . Based upon a tentative text-critical reconstruction of the text, Horváth?s monograph presents an historical-philological analysis of the newly-discovered speech Against Diondas . Three additional essays... more...

  • Die Funktion des Mythos bei Pindarby Adolf Köhnken

    De Gruyter 1971; US$ 140.00

    Die Funktion des Mythos bei Pindar Interpretationen zu sechs Pindargedichten more...

  • Die Wiedergeburt der griechischen Tragödie auf der Bühne des 19. Jahrhundertsby Susanne Boetius

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 168.00

    The Potsdam performance of Sophocles' »Antigone« in 1841 was an event of historic significance tantamount to a renaissance of Greek tragedy in the German theatre. In terms of the performing version used, the incidental music, and the stage architecture, Ludwig Tieck (1773-1853) and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847) explored avenues... more...

  • Dionysus Resurrectedby Erika Fischer-Lichte

    Wiley 2013; US$ 97.95

    Dionysus Resurrected analyzes the global resurgence since the late 1960s of Euripides’ The Bacchae . By analyzing and contextualizing these modern day performances, the author reveals striking parallels between transformational events taking place during the era of the play’s revival and events within the play itself. Puts forward... more...

  • Divine Talkby Gunther Martin

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 134.99

    Gunther Martin examines the references to religion in the speeches of Demosthenes and other Athenian orators in the 4th century BC. In Part I he demonstrates the role religion plays in the rhetorical strategy of speeches in political trials: his main argument is that speakers had to be consistent in their approach to religion throughout their career.... more...

  • Euripides' "Alcestis"by Andreas Markantonatos

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 119.00

    This unique volume is an accessible yet in-depth narratological study of Euripides? Alcestis .It contextualizes the play in terms of its reception by the original audience, locating the intricate narrative tropes of the plot in the dynamics of fifth-century Athenian mythology and religion. It will reward readers interested in Greek literature... more...