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  • Homer: The Odysseyby Jasper Griffin

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 22.00

    This handy guide will introduce students to a text that has been fundamental to literature for nearly 3000 years. more...

  • Aeschylus: The Oresteiaby Simon Goldhill

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 21.00

    This is the only general introduction in English to Aeschylus' Oresteia, one of the most important of all Greek dramas. more...

  • Homerby Barry B. Powell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 77.95 US$ 70.16

    This concise book is an ideal introduction to Homer – the poet and his two great epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey . Student-friendly introduction to Homer. Provides historical background and literary readings of the Iliad and the Odyssey . Makes use of the author’s own original research. Assumes no prior knowledge... more...

  • Electraby Sophocles; Anne Carson; Michael Shaw

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 29.99

    Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the general... more...

  • God and the Landby Stephanie Nelson; David Grene

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 33.99

    In this pathbreaking book, which includes a powerful new translation of Hesiod's Works and Days by esteemed translator David Grene, Stephanie Nelson argues that a society's vision of farming contains deep indications about its view of the human place within nature, and our relationship to the divine. She contends that both Hesiod in the Works and... more...

  • Helenby Euripides; James Michie; Colin Leach

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 19.99

    Transcending the literal bounds of genre, Euripides' Helen has been characterized as both a comedy and a tragedy. In this evocative translation by James Michie and Colin Leach, Euripides' delicate balance--in all its subtlety of texture and tone--is beautifully captured. Finding its source in a myth ascribed to the Sicilian poet Stesichorus, this... more...

  • Ionby Euripides; W. S. Di Piero; Peter Burian

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 24.99

    Series CopyBased on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, The Greek Tragedies in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals.... more...

  • Orestesby Euripides; John Peck; Frank Nisetich

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 24.99

    Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the... more...

  • Philodemus and Poetryby Dirk Obbink

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 169.99

    This is an edited collection by a distinguished team of scholars on the philosopher and poet Philodemus of Gadara (ca. 110-40 BC). The discovery of his library at Herculaneum, and the editing and gradual publication of the material, has reawakened interest in the philosophical and historical importance of his work. Philodemus presents us with a poetic... more...

  • The Distaff Sideby Beth Cohen

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 69.99

    Female Characters play various roles in the Odyssey : patron goddess (Athena), seductress (Kirke, the Sirens, Nausikaa), carnivorous monster (Skylla), maid servant (Eurykleia), and faithful wife (Penelope). Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this study examines these different female representations and their significance within the context of... more...