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- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 123.50
Das Buch untersucht das widersprüchliche Bild der polis Sparta im Werk des Isokrates. Gegen die Annahme, die Darstellung sei jeweils dem Zweck der rhetorischen Überredung untergeordnet, wird gezeigt, dass Isokrates verschiedene Argumentationstypen vorführt. Implizit distanziert er sich von manchen der Argumente und fordert eine an die... 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...
- Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 7.99
Widely revered as the father of Western literature, Homer was the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, the epic poems which immortalized such names as Cyclops, Menelaus, and Achilles, and inspired such films as the Brad Pitt blockbuster Troy. In this vivid introduction, Elton Barker and Joel Christensen celebrate the complexity, innovation and sheer... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57
A muscular version of Sophocles' timeless masterpiece, offering a profound reflection on the nature of power, democracy and human rights. The war has ended, but with peace comes conflict. Antigone’s brother Polyneices lies on the battlefield where he fell, his burial outlawed by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Should Antigone obey Creon, or... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 13.00
This new translation of The Bacchae? that strange blend of Aeschylean grandeur and Euripidean finesse?is an attempt to reproduce for the American stage the play as it most probably was when new and unmutilated in 406 B.C. The achievement of this aim involves a restoration of the "great lacuna" at the climax and the discovery of several primary stage... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 6.95
This is an English translation of Aristophanes' popular comedy in which the god Dionysus seeks to bring the great dramatist Euripides from Hades, where he encounters another great Classical playwright, Aeschylus. Includes background material on the historical and cultural context of this work, suggestions for further reading, and notes. The Focus... more...