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  • The Greek Sense of Theatreby J Michael Walton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    In this updated and extended edition of The Greek Sense of Theatre, scholar and practitioner J.Michael Walton revises and expands his visual approach to the theatre of classical Athens. From the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides to the old and new comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, he argues that while Greek drama is seen now as... more...

  • A Guide to Hellenistic Literatureby Kathryn Gutzwiller

    Wiley 2008; US$ 50.95 US$ 44.16

    This book is a guide to the extraordinarily diverse literature of the Hellenistic period. A guide to the literature of the Hellenistic age, from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE to the Battle of Actium in 31 BC Provides overviews of the social, political, intellectual and literary historical contexts in which Hellenistic literature... more...

  • Greek Tragedyby Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz

    Wiley 2008; US$ 115.95 US$ 100.49

    Greek Tragedy sets ancient tragedy into its original theatrical, political and ritual context and applies modern critical approaches to understanding why tragedy continues to interest modern audiences. An engaging introduction to Greek tragedy, its history, and its reception in the contemporary world with suggested readings for further... more...

  • A Companion to Greek Tragedyby Justina Gregory

    Wiley 2008; US$ 61.95 US$ 53.69

    The Blackwell Companion to Greek Tragedy provides readers with a fundamental grounding in Greek tragedy, and also introduces them to the various methodologies and the lively critical dialogue that characterize the study of Greek tragedy today. Comprises 31 original essays by an international cast of contributors, including up-and-coming... more...

  • A Companion to Greek Rhetoricby Ian Worthington

    Wiley 2008; US$ 61.95 US$ 53.69

    This complete guide to ancient Greek rhetoric is exceptional both in its chronological range and the breadth of topics it covers. Traces the rise of rhetoric and its uses from Homer to Byzantium Covers wider-ranging topics such as rhetoric's relationship to knowledge, ethics, religion, law, and emotion Incorporates new material giving us fresh... more...

  • Actors and Icons of the Ancient Theaterby Eric Csapo

    Wiley 2010; US$ 148.95 US$ 129.09

    Actors and Icons of the Ancient Theater examines actors and their popular reception from the origins of theater in Classical Greece to the Roman Empire Presents a highly original viewpoint into several new and contested fields of study Offers the first systematic survey of evidence for the spread of theater outside Athens and the impact of... more...

  • Greek Tragic Theatreby Rush Rehm

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    Emphasizing the political nature of Greek tragedy, as theatre of, by and for the polis , Rush Rehm characterizes Athens as a performance culture ; one in which the theatre stood alongside other public forums as a place to confront matters of import. In treating the various social, religious and practical aspects of tragic production, he shows how... more...

  • Greek classics notesby Mary Ellen Snodgrass

    Wiley 2004; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.99

    This sweeping survey of ancient Greek culture covers the greatest works of Greek poets, dramatists, philosophers, writers, and historians. These writings are the foundation of the way we think and act and are important to the student of the human condition. more...

  • Tradition and Innovation in Hellenistic Poetryby Marco Fantuzzi; Richard Hunter

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 50.00

    An examination of Hellenistic poetry and of its reception at Rome. more...

  • Greek Mythography in the Roman Worldby Alan Cameron

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 124.99

    By the Roman age the traditional stories of Greek myth had long since ceased to reflect popular culture, and become instead a central element in elite culture. This book illustrates the importance of semi-learned mythographic handbooks in the social, literary, and artistic world of Rome. One of the most intriguing features of these works is the fact... more...