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  • Intende, Lector - Echoes of Myth, Religion and Ritual in the Ancient Novelby Marília P. Futre Pinheiro; Anton Bierl; Roger Beck

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 137.40

    Despite the recent and intensified scholarly interest in the field of myth and ritual, inquiry into major shifts in mythical and ritual poetics is still in a preliminary stage. The essays in this collection advance our understanding considerably as they probe the intersections of myth and ritual with the plot of the novels. The volume... more...

  • Sons of Odysseusby Alan Ogden

    Bene Factum Publishing 2013; US$ 28.99

    In this follow-up to his acclaimed A Spur Called Courage, military historian Alan Ogden repeats the formula of picking exceptional WW2 Special Operations Executive [SOE] heroes - this time nineteen who operated behind enemy lines in Greece. more...

  • The Poetics of Eros in Ancient Greeceby Claude Calame; Janet Lloyd

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 28.95 US$ 26.34

    The Poetics of Eros in Ancient Greece offers the first comprehensive inquiry into the deity of sexual love, a power that permeated daily Greek life. Avoiding Foucault's philosophical paradigm of dominance/submission, Claude Calame uses an anthropological and linguistic approach to re-create indigenous categories of erotic love. He maintains that... more...

  • Theatre in Ancient Greek Societyby J. R. Green

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    In Theatre in Ancient Greek Society the author examines the social setting and function of ancient Greek theatre through the thousand years of its performance history. Instead of using written sources, which were intended only for a small, educated section of the population, he draws most of his evidence from a wide range of archaeological material... more...

  • Greek Tragedyby H. D. F. Kitto

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    This classic work not only records developments in the form and style of Greek drama, it also analyses the reasons for these changes. It provides illuminating answers to questions that have confronted generations of students, such as: * why did Aeschylus introduce the second actor? * why did Sophocles develop character drawing? * why are some of Euripides'... more...

  • Athenian Tragedy in Performanceby Melinda Powers

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Foregrounding critical questions about the tension between the study of drama as literature versus the study of performance, Melinda Powers investigates the methodological problems that arise in some of the latest research on ancient Greek theatre. She examines key issues and debates about the fifth-century theatrical space, audience, chorus, performance... more...

  • Greek Tragedy and the Emotions (Routledge Revivals)by W. B. Stanford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    According to Aristotle the main purpose of tragedy is the manipulation of emotions, and yet there are relatively few accessible studies of the precise dynamics of emotion in the Athenian theatre. In Greek Tragedy and the Emotions , first published in 1993, W.B. Stanford reviews the evidence for ?emotionalism? ? as the great Attic playwrights presented... more...

  • Genealogy of the Tragicby Joshua Billings

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    Why did Greek tragedy and "the tragic" come to be seen as essential to conceptions of modernity? And how has this belief affected modern understandings of Greek drama? In Genealogy of the Tragic , Joshua Billings answers these and related questions by tracing the emergence of the modern theory of the tragic, which was first developed around 1800... more...

  • A New Companion to Greek Tragedy (Routledge Revivals)by Andrew Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    That the works of the ancient tragedians still have an immediate and profound appeal surely needs no demonstration, yet the modern reader continually stumbles across concepts which are difficult to interpret or relate to ? moral pollution, the authority of oracles, classical ideas of geography ? as well as the names of unfamiliar legendary and mythological... more...

  • 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...