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- Wiley 2013; US$ 100.95 US$ 87.49
Dionysus Resurrected analyzes the global resurgence since the late 1960s of Euripides’ The Bacchae . By analyzing and contextualizing these modern day performances, the author reveals striking parallels between transformational events taking place during the era of the play’s revival and events within the play itself. Puts forward... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 38.99
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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 79.87
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... more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 60.00 US$ 51.00
This fully annotated volume offers the first English translation of the orations of Himerius of Athens, a prominent teacher of rhetoric in the fourth century A.D. Man and the Word contains 79 surviving orations and fragments of orations in the grand tradition of imperial Greek rhetoric. The speeches, a rich source on the intellectual life of late... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 117.17
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... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 159.95
This unique and fresh interpretation of an enigmatic classic provides a better understanding of the plays 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
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...
- 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 Homers 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...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 11.95 US$ 10.36
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...
- De Gruyter 2015; Not Available
This commentary on the 3rd book of the Iliad concentrates on the interpretation of the ceremonial single combat between the rivals for Helen, Paris and Menelaus, a scene that reflects the origins of the Trojan War. The famous parade before the walls presents Agamemnon, Odysseus and Ajax, and reveals just how much in love Paris and Helen... more...