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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00
In Stagecraft in Euripides , first published in 1985, Professor Michael Halleran examines certain aspects of the dramaturgy of the most extensively preserved Attic tragedian. Although the ancient dramatic texts do not contain performance directions, they do imply stage actions. This work explores the ways Euripides utilises the latter to make a... more...
- C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 10.13
Die Stimme der griechischen Lyrikerin Sappho von Lesbos hat über mehr als zweieinhalbtausend Jahre nichts von ihrem Zauber eingebüßt. Ihre Gedichte gehören zum literarischen Weltkulturerbe. Mit der vorliegenden Übersetzung und Erklärung wird dem Leser ein Herzstück frühgriechischer Dichtung aufs neue nahegebracht. Platon verlieh ihr den Ehrentitel... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Xenophon was a Greek soldier who played a key role in several military skirmishes and attacks throughout his life. Later in his life, he began to write down his recollections of these battles and other key political and cultural events, thus becoming one of ancient Greece's most important historians. Hellenica offers Xenophon's first-hand account... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 29.00
In October 1945 at the age of 19, John Freely passed the southernmost tip of Crete on his way home from the war in China, just as Odysseus did on his homeward voyage from the battle of Troy. He has been bewitched by Homer and the lands of Homer's epics ever since. As the culmination of a life spent exploring both these lands and the stories by, and... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00
Despite their rich tradition, the Carmina Anacreontea transmitted in the Palatine Anthology have received little scholarly attention. This neglect is linked to questions concerning their authenticity. Long read as poems by the ancient lyricist Anacreon, they are now regarded instead as imitations of Anacreontic lyricism. This volume presents the latest... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 129.00
The aim of the present work is to show the roots of the conception of perception as an active process, tracing the history of its development from Plato to modern philosophy. The contributors inquire into what activity is taken to mean in different theories, challenging traditional historical accounts of perception that stress the passivity of percipients... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00
Homer?s Iliad has influenced European literature and art to this day. In the last 30 years, researchers have made significant progress in illuminating this epic. In this study, a leading Homer scholar engages in dialogue with the international research community to reflect on today?s most significant questions, among them the Iliad?s origins, language... more...
- Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 27.20
Der griechische Historiker Thukydides wird von einem athenischen Gericht zum Verlassen seiner Heimatstadt gezwungen, weil man ihn für eine fehlgeschlagene militärische Aktion im Krieg zwischen Athen und Sparta verantwortlich macht. Daraufhin lebt er bis zum Ende des Peloponnesischen Krieges an der nördlichen Küste des Ägäischen Meeres. Nach seiner... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 24.95
The Homeric Hymns have survived for two and a half millennia because of their captivating stories, beautiful language, and religious significance. Well before the advent of writing in Greece, they were performed by traveling bards at religious events, competitions, banquets, and festivals. These thirty-four poems invoking and celebrating the gods... more...