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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...

  • Der Begriff ???? bei Homerby Pedro Proscurcin Junior

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 58.91

    Der vorliegende Band leistet eine philosophische Untersuchung des Begriffs Ethos (????) bei Homer. Traditionell schenken die Homer-Interpreten der konkreten Bedeutung des Begriffs allein in Bezug auf die Tiere Aufmerksamkeit und sprechen nicht über den Zusammenhang des Wortes mit den menschlichen Figuren im Text. Auch wird deren psychologische Dimension... 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...

  • Demosthenesby

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 25.36

    Demosthenes (384?322 v. Chr.), der bedeutendste attische Redner, gilt als unerschrockener Kämpfer für die griechische Freiheit gegen eine imperiale Großmacht. Dieser bereits in der Antike entstandene Mythos wurde bis in die Neuzeit hinein unkritisch rezipiert, die berühmten »Philippika« dienten häufig als Warnung vor aktuellen äußeren Gefahren oder... more...

  • The Anticipation of Catastropheby Sylvia Mayer; Alexa Weik von Mossner

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 37.49

    Since the 1980s, ?risk? has been one of the most productively employed categories of analysis in the social sciences. Risk theory and risk research in these disciplines have shown that pervasive risk awareness has increasingly reconfigured societies, politics, and cultures in our period of late modernity. The essays assembled in this volume extend... 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...