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  • Lysistrataby Aristophanes

    Ivan R. Dee 1991; US$ 8.99

    Aristophanes' great anti-war drama, with comedic overtones, glorifies the power of fertility in the face of destruction. Plays for Performance Series. more...

  • Recapturing Sophocles' Antigoneby William Blake Tyrrell; Larry J. Bennett

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 32.99

    In this book, Wm. Blake Tyrrell and Larry J. Bennett examine Sophocles' Antigone in the context of its setting in fifth-century Athens. The authors attempt to create an interpretive environment that is true to the issues and interests of fifth-century Athenians, as opposed to those of modern scholars and philosophers. As they contextualize the play... more...

  • Schweigen in Versenby Thomas Kuhn

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 98.00

    The little?researched poetry of Gregory of Nazianzus reflects a remarkable interweaving of Judeo?Christian thought and the Greek?Pagan poetic tradition. This book includes a bilingual edition and analysis of the imagery in the double?poem ?On Silence During Lent? (Carm. II,1,34A/B), a work that offers an especially vivid illustration of the often innovative... more...

  • Logos und Praxisby Thomas Blank

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book explores the contradictory images of the Spartan polis presented in the work of Isocrates. Countering the belief that presentation is always subordinate to rhetorical persuasion, the author shows that Isocrates actually presented different types of argumentation. Isocrates distanced himself from many arguments, calling for a discourse based... more...

  • A New Interpretation of Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannusby Shigenari Kawashima; Naoko Yamagata

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 159.95

    This unique and fresh interpretation of an enigmatic classic provides a better understanding of the play’s religious and political undertones with an innovative and focused examination which proposes an earlier recognition than previously assumed of the whole truth by Jocasta. This will become an indispensable reference book for Classical scholars... more...

  • Philostratus: Biography and Belle Lettres in the Third Century A.S.by Graham Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    This study of Philostratus , first published in 1986, presents the Greek biographer?s treatment of both sophists and holy men in the social and intellectual life of the early Roman Empire, which also displays his own distinctive literary personality as a superficial dilettante and an engrossing snob. Through him we gain a glimpse of the rhetorical... more...

  • Odysseyby Andreas Litras; John Bolton

    Currency Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    Co-written with John Bolton, Odyssey weaves the story of Andreas Litras’ migrant family through the legend of Odysseus, hero of Homer’s classic text The Odyssey. Using Odysseus’ long journey home to counterpoint the modern migrant experience Odyssey explores narratives of dislocation and identity. Journeys and characters cross paths... more...

  • Oedipus the King and Antigoneby Sophocles; Peter D. Arnott

    Wiley 2014; US$ 11.95

    Translated and edited by Peter D. Arnott, this classic and highly popular edition contains two essential plays in the development of Greek tragedy- Oedipus the King and Antigone -for performance and study. The editor's introduction contains a brief biography of the playwright and a description of Greek theater. Also included are a list of principal... more...

  • Homerby Elton TE Baker; Joel Christensen

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Widely revered as the father of Western literature, Homer was the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, the epic poems which immortalized such names as Cyclops, Menelaus, and Achilles, and inspired such films as the Brad Pitt blockbuster Troy. In this vivid introduction, Elton Barker and Joel Christensen celebrate the complexity, innovation and sheer... more...

  • Antigone (NHB Modern Plays)by Sophocles; Owen McCafferty

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A muscular version of Sophocles' timeless masterpiece, offering a profound reflection on the nature of power, democracy and human rights. The war has ended, but with peace comes conflict. Antigone?s brother Polyneices lies on the battlefield where he fell, his burial outlawed by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Should Antigone obey Creon, or must... more...