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  • Lysias 21by Aggelos Kapellos

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Despite its importance as document for political life in Athens after 402 B.C.E. and the development of Attic oratory, Lysias? 21st speech has never been the subject of an extensive scholarly commentary. The present volume fills this gap. Focusing on structural, strategic and argumentative aspects of the speech, this thorough commentary is an indispensable... more...

  • Oedipus the King and Antigoneby Sophocles; Peter D. Arnott

    Wiley 2014; US$ 11.95

    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...

  • The Play of Wordsby Giulia Maria Chesi

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    This book examines the dynamics of interfamilial violence in the Oresteia. It argues that the key element of the play?s discourse about violence is to be found in the inquiry for a definition of Clytemnestra?s motherhood. By reading the play?s narrative on interfamilial violence and matricide as a narrative of uncertainties in terms of the role of... more...

  • The Byzantine Alexander Poemby Willem J. Aerts

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    Among the many versions of the Alexander Romance originating from Alexandria (3rd century AD) the long Byzantine Alexander Poem takes a special place. It is transmitted in only one miscellaneous manuscript, Ms. Marcianus Graecus 408, and contains 6130 ?political? (fifteen-syllable) verses. Thisedition presents a new criticaltext of the Byzantine Alexander... more...

  • The Odysseyby Barry B. Powell

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Odyssey is one of the world's greatest and best-loved poems. It has survived for twenty-eight centuries, through upheavals that have wiped out most of what was written in the ancient world. Now Barry B. Powell, one of the twenty-first century's leading Homeric scholars, has given us a powerful new translation. Powell's translation renders... more...

  • Logos und Praxisby Thomas Blank

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    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 a discourse based... more...

  • Philostratus: Biography and Belle Lettres in the Third Century A.S.by Graham Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    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...

  • Stagecraft in Euripidesby Michael Halleran

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Und ich schlafe alleinby Sappho; Albert von Schirnding

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 9.71

    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...

  • Hellenicaby Xenophon; H. G. Dakyns

    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...