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Criticism, interpretation, etc.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Aristophanes the Democratby Keith Sidwell

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 96.00 US$ 78.72

    This book argues that writers of Old Comedy belonged to recognisable political circles and used their comedy to disparage their political enemies. 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...

  • Talking about Laughterby Alan H. Sommerstein

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 134.99 US$ 116.09

    Fourteen studies, including some previously unpublished, by Alan Sommerstein on Aristophanes and his fellow dramatists. Each chapter deals with its own topic, but between them they build up a multifaceted picture of the dramatist, the genre, and its interactions with the society of classical Athens. more...

  • Performance, Iconography, Receptionby Martin Revermann; Peter Wilson

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 229.99 US$ 197.79

    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 literature. more...

  • On Coming Afterby Richard Hunter

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 293.00

    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...

  • 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...