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- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00
J. H. Voss is primarily remembered as a translator and his landmark translation of Homer. Yet scholarly opinion of Voss has always been divided. Critics marveled at his linguistics virtuosity, but they reproached him for his pedantry. This volume brings together essays on the creationof histranslations and their effects, and the problem of imitating... more...
- Clink Street Publishing 2015; US$ 4.36
The Athenians have won their battle at Marathon. Now they await the Great King's revenge as he works to assemble a massive army unlike any the world has ever seen. In Athens, a city seething with treachery and intrigue, Mandrocles and his friends live, love and observe-bystanders among politicians and factions fighting for power as the ultimate conflict... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 105.00
Published in 1970, this important work interprets the poem with a focus on the idiosyncrasies of its originally oral composition. In part I, the main themes of the Odyssey such as ?guest-friendship? and ?testing? are investigated. The incorporation of these and other themes, such as ?omens? and the ?homecomings of the Achaeans?, into the dramatic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00
Here is presented a succinct and insightful account of the reception of the Iliad and Odyssey from antiquity to the mid-twentieth century. The overall result is less a systematic history than a series of independent studies differing in scale and focus, the chapter on Gladstone being the most comprehensive and detailed. First published in 1958.... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00
In Euripides? drama, Hippolytus angers Aphrodite, the goddess of love, so much by worshiping the hunting goddess Artemis that she makes his stepmother, Phaedra fall in love with him. Peter Roth presents a bilingual version of Hippolytus with a new prose translation. The extensive commentary requires no prior knowledge of Greek, providing... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 22.50
This commentary offers a rich introduction and useful guide to the seven surviving plays attributed to Aeschylus. Though it may profitably be used with any translation of Aeschylus, the commentary is based on the acclaimed Chicago translations, The Complete Greek Tragedies , edited by David Grene and Richmond Lattimore. James C. Hogan provides... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00
Literary historians have long held the view that the plays of the Greek dramatist, Sophocles deal purely with archetypes of the heroic past and that any resemblance to contemporary events or individuals is purely coincidental. In this book, Michael Vickers challenges this view and argues that Sophocles makes regular and extensive allusion to Athenian... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 98.00
This study examines various manifestations of elements from Aesop?s Fables in words, texts, and images, and explores historical variationsof their use. In this connection, it posits the existence of a web of engagement with the fables, as evidenced by diverse variants in the written manuscript record. more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 70.00
This bilingual edition of Aristophanes?s The Wasps includes an introduction, prose translation, and long-awaited German commentary. A classic work of Attic comedy, The Wasps satirizes developments in Athenian justice and politics via a generational struggle in which the son seeks to re-educate the father. With perfect narrative structure,... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00
The pseudo-Euripidean Rhesus is the only extant Greek tragedy based on an episode from Homer?s Iliad and a unique witness for the history of the genre in the 4 th century BC. This new edition, with introduction and commentary, discusses textual problems, language, metre and dramaturgy as well as the mythological and literary-historical... more...