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  • Théorie des textes possiblesby Marc Escola

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 43.00

    La critique littéraire est-elle vouée par nature et fonction à rester un « discours second » entièrement subordonné à un texte premier qui peut seul prétendre à la dignité d’un discours créateur? L’interprète peut-il se départir de toute déférence à l’égard... more...

  • Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stageby Helene P. Foley

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    This book explores the emergence of Greek tragedy on the American stage from the nineteenth century to the present. Despite the gap separating the world of classical Greece from our own, Greek tragedy has provided a fertile source for some of the most innovative American theater. Helene P. Foley shows how plays like Oedipus Rex and Medea have resonated... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Theatreby Marianne McDonald; Michael Walton

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    This 2007 Companion is a collection of essays on theatre performance in the classical Greek and Roman world. more...

  • Nikarchos II: Epigrammataby Andreas Schatzmann

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 84.19

    Vorgelegt wird erstmals eine umfassende Kommentierung aller erhaltenen Epigramme des möglicherweise aus Ägypten stammenden Nikarch II (2. Hälfte 1 Jh. n. Chr.). Seine in griechischer Sprache verfassten Spottepigramme, die teilweise auch der lateinisch schreibende Martial als Modell benutzt hat, sind zum größten Teil in den Sammelhandschriften der Anthologia... more...

  • Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empireby Albrecht Dihle

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Professor Dihle sees the Greek and Latin literature between the 1st century B.C. and the 6th century A.D. as an organic progression. He builds on Schlegel's observation that art, customs and political life in classical antiquity are inextricably entwined and therefore should not be examined separately. Dihle does not simply consider narrowly defined... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    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 provides a substantial... more...

  • Sons of Odysseusby Alan Ogden

    Bene Factum Publishing 2013; US$ 21.86

    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...

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

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 47.77

    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...

  • 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...