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  • Ransom, Revenge, and Heroic Identity in the Iliadby Donna F. Wilson

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    This book presents a detailed anthropology of compensation in the Iliad, with reference to the wider Homeric society. more...

  • Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphusby Theocritus

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 85.00 US$ 68.00

    Under Ptolemy II Philadelphus, who ruled Egypt in the middle of the third century B.C.E., Alexandria became the brilliant multicultural capital of the Greek world. Theocritus's poem in praise of Philadelphus?at once a Greek king and an Egyptian pharaoh?is the only extended poetic tribute to this extraordinary ruler that survives. Combining the Greek... more...

  • Polyeideiaby Benjamin Acosta-Hughes

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 78.95 US$ 63.16

    This book provides a new literary treatment of an often-overlooked collection of fragmentary poems from the third century B.C.E. Alexandrian poet Callimachus. Callimachus' Iambi form a collection of thirteen poems, which rework archaic Greek iambography and look forward to Roman satire and other genres, especially to such collections as Horace's... more...

  • Hesiod's Cosmosby Jenny Strauss Clay

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    Reads Hesiod's poems as complementary halves of a whole embracing the divine and human cosmos. more...

  • Tragedy's Endby Francis M. Dunn

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 139.99 US$ 120.39

    Euripides is a notoriously problematic and controversial playwright whose innovations, according to Nietzsche, brought Greek tragedy to an early death. Dunn here argues that the infamous and artificial endings in Euripides deny the viewer access to a stable or authoritative reading of the play, while innovations in plot and ending opened tragedy up... more...

  • Dolos and Dike in Sophokles' Elektraby L. MacLeod

    BRILL 2001; US$ 156.00

    This volume addresses the ethical issues of "Elektra" through an analysis of the language and argumentation which the characters use to explain and justify their behaviour. The work contains a critique of interpretative approaches to the play, a bibliography, and an index of passages cited. more...

  • Heracles and Euripidean Tragedyby Thalia Papadopoulou

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 96.00 US$ 78.72

    This book explores the complex questions about divinity and human values examined in Euripides' Heracles. more...

  • Solon and Early Greek Poetryby Elizabeth Irwin

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.70

    This 2005 book examines the history of archaic Greek through its poetry, particularly the work of Solon. more...

  • Rhetoric, Comedy, and the Violence of Language in Aristophanes' Cloudsby Daphne O'Regan

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 164.99 US$ 141.89

    This is an intelligent and unusually thought-provoking reading of Aristophanes' Clouds . O'Regan focuses on logos , or the power of argument, and its effects, and on the self-awareness of the second Clouds as a comedy of logos directed toward an audience made resistant by devotion to the body. Within and without the play, logos meets defeat... more...

  • Andreiaby R.M. Rosen

    BRILL 2003; US$ 145.00

    An examination of a central concept in the self-definition of any Greek-speaking male: "Andreia", the notion of courage and manliness. Through a combination of lexical or semantic and conceptual studies the discourse of manliness and its role in the construction of social order is explored. more...