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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
Lucian and His Roman Voices examines cultural exchanges, political propaganda, and religious conflicts in the Early Roman Empire through the eyes of Lucian, his contemporary Roman authors, and Christian Apologists. Offering a multi-faceted analysis of the Lucianic corpus, this book explores how Lucian, a Syrian who wrote in Greek and who became... 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...
- 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 must... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 57.12
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 49.83
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...