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- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 112.00
This book considers one of the most important fragments of early Greeklyric (Alkaios frag. 140 V.) as a means of communication, a revolutionary ode in which the exiled poet addresses the conspirators who have remained behind in their native city. They should take up the arms which were taken from their enemies and dedicated in the temple, and overthrow... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 34.99
Regarded by many as Euripides' masterpiece, Bakkhai is a powerful examination of religious ecstasy and the resistance to it. A call for moderation, it rejects the temptation of pure reason as well as pure sensuality, and is a staple of Greek tragedy, representing in structure and thematics an exemplary model of the classic tragic elements. Disguised... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 84.99
Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae is the story of a quarrel between the tragic playwright Euripides and Athens' women, who accuse him of slandering them in his plays. Austin and Olson offer a fresh text of the play; an extensive introduction; and a detailed commentary; most Greek cited in the introduction and commentary is translated, and much of the... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 44.99
A new edition of Aristophanes, replacing the previous OCT (1900-1). It incorporates a better picture of the transmission of the text from antiquity, and more accurate reports of manuscript readings. - ;This new edition of Aristophanes is intended to replace the previous Oxford Classical Text published in 1900-1. Since that date it has been possible... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 59.99
Abbreviations and Bibliography I. Abbreviations II. Bibliography Introduction I. The Historical Background II. The Rhetorical Background III. Hyperides' Funeral Oration IV. The Text and Translation Text and Translation Commentary Appendixes I. Papyrological Notes II. Critical Conjectures Indexes I. General II. Greek Words more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00
Ion is important to any study of Classical Greece because of the literary innovations which he pioneered. This book offers a comprehensive examination of the life, works and reception of Ion of Chios, the prolific and innovative fifth century BC writer on classical Greek mythology, history and society. more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 196.00
In this collection of interpretative essays on Flavius Philostratus? Vita Apollonii , leading scholars and younger critics make for a combination of methodological continuity and innovation. The wide range of approaches does justice to the text?s high level of literary, historical and philosophical-religious sophistication. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 36.95
Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia . Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world?s most powerful kings and queens. His position gave him special insight into the workings of Persian court life and access to the gossip and... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 94.99
It hardly needs repeating that Plato defined philosophy partly by contrast with the work of the poets. What is extraordinary is how little systematic exploration there has been of his relationship with specific poets other than Homer. This neglect extends even to Hesiod, though Hesiod is of central importance for the didactic tradition quite generally,... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00
Menander?s Kolax (The Flatterer) was very popular in the Ancient World and played a central role in the history of the parasite on the comic stage. This volume provides an edition and a translation of the fragments and testimonies. A dramaturgical commentary, chapters on the sources, on the number of parasites and on the date, as well as notes on terminological... more...