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  • Three Playsby Euripides

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    One of the greatest playwrights of Ancient Greece, the works of Euripides (484-406 BC) were revolutionary in their depiction of tragic events caused by flawed humanity, and in their use of the gods as symbols of human nature. The three plays in this collection show his abilities as the sceptical questioner of his age. Alcestis, an early drama, tells... more...

  • The Oresteian Trilogyby Aeschylus; Philip Vellacott

    Penguin Books Ltd 1973; Not Available

    Aeschylus (525-c.456 bc) set his great trilogy in the immediate aftermath of the Fall of Troy, when King Agamemnon returns to Argos, a victor in war. Agamemnon depicts the hero's discovery that his family has been destroyed by his wife's infidelity and ends with his death at her callous hand. Clytemnestra's crime is repaid in The Choephori when her... more...

  • The Odysseyby Homer; Walter Shewring; G. S. Kirk

    Oxford University Press, UK 1980; US$ 8.99

    The first English prose translation of Homer's The Odyssey to appear in over thirty years, Shewring's translation comes as close to the spirit of the original Greek as our language will allow. more...

  • Apollonius Dyscolusby Fred W. Householder

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 165.00

    Apollonius Dyscolus was the first formal syntactician in Graeco-Roman linguistics. He considered the nature of language to be logical and rule-governed, and assumed an underlying structure for all levels of language. It might be said that from the work of his predecessors, he extracted syntax. This volume contains an English translation of ? mainly... more...

  • Antigoneby Sophocles

    Ivan R. Dee 1998; US$ 8.99

    One of the greatest, most moving of all tragedies, Antigone continues to have meaning for us because of its depiction of the struggle between individual conscience and state policy, and its delicate probing of the nature of human suffering. Plays for Performance Series. more...

  • The Ideology of Classicismby Nicolas Wiater

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    This is the first systematic study of Greek classicism, a crucial element of Graeco-Roman culture under Augustus, from the perspective of cultural identity: what vision of the world and their own role in it motivated Greek and Roman intellectuals to commit themselves to reliving the classical Greek past in Augustan Rome? This book will be of interest... more...

  • Mythische Erzählstrukturen in Herodots "Historien"by Katharina Wesselmann

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    Herodotus is often criticised for his mythical representation of historical events. However, this offers an important key to the understanding of the text. Starting with the reconstruction of a contemporary mythical-ritual framework, in her reading of the Histories Katharina Wesselmann uses the associative content of the traditional themes of iniquity,... more...

  • Homer-Handbuchby Antonios Rengakos; Bernhard Zimmermann

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2011; US$ 69.96

    Hauptbeschreibung Homers Epen "Ilias" und "Odyssee" stehen am Anfang der abendländischen Schriftkultur. Ihre Wirkung auf die Literaturen Europas ist unschätzbar. Das Handbuch fasst den aktuellen Forschungsstand zusammen, gibt einen Einblick in die historischen und kulturellen Hintergründe und untersucht die bis heute andauernden literarischen Nachwirkungen... more...

  • Contestazione e conservazioneby Giuseppe Russo

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    Why was Lucian of Samosata attacked for his ideas but admired for the perfection of his Greek and the elegance of his writings? The origins of this two-sided attitude towards Lucian seem to lie in the scholia his text was provided with by Arethas, archbishop of Caesarea. The Lucianic ideas that the strict prelate refutes are mostly in contrast to the... more...

  • Orpheus in der Spätantikeby Oliver Schelske

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 182.00

    In this work, the short epos Orpheus? Argonautica that dates from Late Antiquity is subjected to a comprehensive re-examination. It reveals a work in which the poetic structure is much more complex than previously assumed and shows how Orpheus? figure was handled in Late Antiquity thus presenting the recipient with a number of links to philosophic-religious... more...