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  • Erzähllogiken in der Literatur des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeitby Florian Kragl; Christian Schneider

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 48.98

    Hauptbeschreibung Erzählen ist ein menschliches Grundbedürfnis. Zu allen Zeiten haben Menschen erzählt. Aber nicht zu allen Zeiten haben sie auf dieselbe Weise erzählt. Dabei variieren Motive, Stoffe und Themen ebenso wie die Art und Weise, das Erzählte zu arrangieren und seine Einzelbestandteile so miteinander zu verknüpfen, dass sie den Eindruck... more...

  • Greek Tragedy in Actionby Oliver Taplin

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 41.95

    Oliver Taplin's seminal study was revolutionary in drawing out the significance of stage action in Greek tragedy at a time when plays were often read purely as texts, rather than understood as performances. Professor Taplin explores nine plays, including Aeschylus' agamemnon and Sophocles' Oedipus the King . The details of theatrical techniques... more...

  • Greek Drama and Dramatistsby Alan H. Sommerstein

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 42.95

    The history of European drama began at the festivals of Dionysus in ancient Athens, where tragedy, satyr-drama and comedy were performed. Understanding this background is vital for students of classical, literary and theatrical subjects, and Alan H. Sommerstein's accessible study is the ideal introduction. The book begins by looking at the social... more...

  • Greek Tragedy and the Emotions: An Introductory Studyby W. B. Stanford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    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... more...

  • A New Companion to Greek Tragedyby Andrew Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    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...

  • Dangerous Voicesby Gail Holst-Warhaft

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 51.95

    In Dangerous Voices Holst-Warhaft investigates the power and meaning of the ancient lament, especially women's mourning of the dead, and sets out to discover why legislation was introduced to curb these laments in antiquity. An investigation of laments ranging from New Guinea to Greece suggests that this essentially female art form gave women considerable... more...

  • Persuasion: Greek Rhetoric in Actionby Ian Worthington

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    Greek rhetoric, in its diverse forms and impact on its contemporary context, is central to an understanding of ancient culture. The influence and exploitation of rhetoric in ancient times and modern reactions to it are the focus of this book. In recent years there has been a renaissance in the study of Greek rhetoric and oratory, informed by modern... more...

  • Fashioning the Feminine in the Greek Novelby Katharine Haynes

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    The Greek novel occupies a special place in the debate on gender in antiquity, forcing us to ask why the female protagonists are such strong and positive characters. This book rejects the hypothesis of a largely female readership, and also sees a problem in ascribing this pattern to the reflection of a blanket improvement in the status of women. Katharine... more...

  • When A Young Man Falls in Loveby Vincent J. Rosivach

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    When A Young Man Falls in Love examines the plays of New Comedy to reveal how the sexual relationships between the male and female protagonists are essentially exploitative. It poses important questions about the dramatic portrayal of women in the Greek and Roman worlds. 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...