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  • Arion's Lyreby Benjamin Acosta-Hughes

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 57.50 US$ 46.00

    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... more...

  • Ancient Greek Lyricsby Willis Barnstone

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    Ancient Greek Lyrics collects Willis Barnstone's elegant translations of Greek lyric poetry -- including the most complete Sappho in English, newly translated. This volume includes a representative sampling of all the significant poets, from Archilochos, in the 7th century BCE, through Pindar and the... 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...

  • Aeschylus: Persaeby A. F. Garvie

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 179.99 US$ 154.79

    A new edition, with Introduction and Commentary, of Aeschylus' Persae, first produced in 472 BC. A. F. Garvie argues that the play is a genuine tragedy, which, far from presenting a simple moral of hybris punished by the gods, poses questions concerning human suffering to which there are no easy answers. more...

  • Expressions of Agency in Ancient Greekby Coulter H. George

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 104.00 US$ 85.28

    Exploration of the development of prepositions marking the agents of passive verbs in Ancient Greek. more...

  • Space in Archaic Greek Lyricby Jo Heirman

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 42.50

    From the end of the twentieth century onwards space has become a 'hot topic' in literary studies. This thesis contributes to the spatial turn by focusing on space in archaic Greek lyric (7th-5th c bc). A theoretical framework inspired by narratology, phenomenology and metaphor theory is applied to archaic lyric poems in which city, countryside... more...

  • On Coming Afterby Richard Hunter

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 227.54

    This work gathers together the principal essays of Richard Hunter, whose work has been fundamental in the modern re-evaluation of Greek literature after Alexander and its reception at Rome and elsewhere. At the heart of Hunter?s work lies the high poetry of Ptolemaic Alexandria and the narrative literature of later antiquity (?the ancient... more...

  • Sexuality in Greek and Roman Literature and Societyby Marguerite Johnson; Terry Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 41.95

    This Sourcebook contains numerous original translations of ancient poetry, inscriptions and documents, all of which illuminate the multifaceted nature of sexuality in antiquity. The detailed introduction provides full social and historical context for the sources, and guides students on how to use the material most effectively. Themes such as marriage,... more...

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

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 224.99 US$ 193.49

    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. more...

  • The Sibylline Oraclesby J. L. Lightfoot

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 279.99 US$ 240.79

    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. more...