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  • The Use of Textual Criticism for the Interpretation of Patristic Textsby Kenneth B Steinhauser; Scott Dermer

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 189.95

    This book examines the textual emendations to patristic writings to showcase the theological preoccupations of early Christian teachings. The debate around the formation of a unified church produced several key texts in the history of Christianity, and they are discussed in these scholarly essays. These seventeen chapters examine a shift in textual... more...

  • A Referential Commentary and Lexicon to Homer, Iliad VIIIby Adrian Kelly

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 224.99

    Adrian Kelly shows that familiarity with the oral background of Homeric poetry is vital for a proper appreciation of Homeric narrative. He presents the kind of information a modern reader requires to become as fluent in traditional epic poetry as an original ancient audience. - ;This book aims to provide the reader of Homer with the traditional knowledge... more...

  • The Sibylline Oraclesby J. L. Lightfoot

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 279.99

    The Sibyl was a legendary figure in Greco-Roman antiquity. J. L. Lightfoot describes how the verse prophecies attributed to her were taken over by Hellenistic Jews, and later by Christians, as a vehicle for their own understandings of prophecy, and provides an edition, translation, and commentary on the first and second books of extant oracles. - ;In... more...

  • Aeschylusby A. F. Garvie

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 174.99

    Aeschylus' Persae, first produced in 472 BC, is the oldest surviving Greek tragedy. It is also the only extant Greek tragedy that deals, not with a mythological subject, but with an event of recent history, the Greek defeat of the Persians at Salamis in 480 BC. Unlike Aeschylus' other surviving plays, it is apparently not part of a connected... more...

  • Aristophanes the Democratby Keith Sidwell

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 96.00

    Argues that writers of Old Comedy belonged to recognisable political circles and used their comedy to disparage their political enemies. more...

  • Arion's Lyreby Benjamin Acosta-Hughes

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    Arion's Lyre examines how Hellenistic poetic culture adapted, reinterpreted, and transformed Archaic Greek lyric through a complex process of textual, cultural, and creative reception. Looking at the ways in which the poetry of Sappho, Alcaeus, Ibycus, Anacreon, and Simonides was preserved, edited, and read by Hellenistic scholars and poets, the... more...

  • Greek classics notesby Mary Ellen Snodgrass

    Wiley 2004; US$ 9.99

    This sweeping survey of ancient Greek culture covers the greatest works of Greek poets, dramatists, philosophers, writers, and historians. These writings are the foundation of the way we think and act and are important to the student of the human condition. more...

  • Performance, Iconography, Receptionby Martin Revermann; Peter Wilson

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 198.99

    This is a collection of papers from an international group of scholars who engage with the seminal work of Oliver Taplin, one of the world's leading classicists. The focus is on the performative aspect of Greek poetry of the archaic and classical period as well as on material artefacts (especially vase paintings) that interact with this kind of... more...

  • Politics of Oralityby Craig Cooper

    BRILL 2006; US$ 188.00

    Part of the series on Orality and Literacy in the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds, this work contains essays that explore the tensions and controversies that arise as a society moves from an oral to literate culture. It deals with the various forms of epic; explores the ways in which texts and writing were manipulated for political ends; and more. more...