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  • A Guide to Ancient Greek Dramaby Ian C. Storey; Arlene Allan

    Wiley 2013; US$ 46.95

    ?The discussion of the contexts of ancient Greek drama, its performance, ancient and modern, is thoroughgoing and scholarly. The synopses of the plays and interpretations are invaluable tools ? a must on any scholar?s bookshelf.? --Robin Bond, University of Canterbury ?Covering all the genres of Greek drama, and bringing in what is known about... more...

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forumby Dan Crompton

    Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 2.99

    They say the old ones are the best, and this long-negelcted collection of jokes revived from the archives of Ancient Greece confirms that in some cases this is true, and in others it really isn't. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is the first commercial translation of Philogelos - a 1600-year-old collection of Greek jokes. From absurd... more...

  • The Shadow of Creusaby Anders Cullhed; Michael Knight

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    Anders Cullhed?s studyexplores the early Christian confrontation with pagan culture as a remote anticipation of many later clashes between religious orthodoxy and literary fictionality. After a careful survey of Saint Augustine?s long drawn-out farewell to ancient myth and poetry, Cullhed examines other Late Antique dismissals as well... more...

  • Figures of Playby Gregory Dobrov

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 99.99

    This study explores the reflexive aspects of ancient theatrical culture across genres. The "syntax" of drama is shown to involve specific "figures of play" through which the theatrical medium turns back on itself to study the various contexts of its production. more...

  • Greek Comedy and Ideologyby David Konstan

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 119.99

    This study analyzes how the structure of ancient Greek comedy betrays and responds to cultural tensions in the society of the classical city-state. Individual chapters treat Aristophanic and Menandrean comedies. more...

  • Von den Toren des Hades zu den Hallen des Olymp. Artemiskult bei Theokrit und Kallimachosby Ivana Slavkova Petrovic

    BRILL 2007; US$ 130.00

    Investigates the reception of contemporary religion in Hellenistic poetry and analyses the treatment of the cult of Artemis - taken as paradigmatic - in Theocritus' second Idyll and Callimachus' Hymns. This monograph aims to advance scholarly understanding of the contextualization and transformation of religious motifs in Hellenistic literature. more...

  • The Origins of Criticismby Andrew Ford

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 42.00

    By "literary criticism" we usually mean a self-conscious act involving the technical and aesthetic appraisal, by individuals, of autonomous works of art. Aristotle and Plato come to mind. The word "social" does not. Yet, as this book shows, it should--if, that is, we wish to understand where literary criticism as we think of it today came from. Andrew... more...

  • Tragedy in Athensby David Wiles

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 52.00

    This book examines the performance of Greek tragedy in the classical Athenian theatre. more...

  • Found in Translationby J. Michael Walton

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00

    This 2006 book addresses the wider issues of transferring any piece of theatre from a source into a target language. more...

  • Tragic Props and Cognitive Functionby Colleen Chaston

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    With its focus on 'reasoning through imagery' this book applies aspects of cognitive psychology to a study of key tragic props in order to draw connections between visual imagery and the spectators' intellectual experience of ancient Greek tragedy. more...