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  • 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...

  • Honor Thy Godsby Jon D. Mikalson

    The University of North Carolina Press 1992; US$ 29.99

    Honor Thy Gods: Popular Religion in Greek Tragedy more...

  • Genealogy of the Tragicby Joshua Billings

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Actors and Icons of the Ancient Theaterby Eric Csapo

    Wiley 2010; US$ 138.95

    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 the expansion... 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...

  • 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...

  • Arion's Lyreby Benjamin Acosta-Hughes

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    Arion's Lyre examines how Hellenistic poetic culture adapted, reinterpreted, and transformed Archaic Greek lyric through a complex process of textual, cultural, and creative reception. Looking at the ways in which the poetry of Sappho, Alcaeus, Ibycus, Anacreon, and Simonides was preserved, edited, and read by Hellenistic scholars and poets, the... more...