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  • The Frogsby Aristophanes; Charles W. Eliot

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    Unlike many other cultural values that shift and evolve from decade to decade, comedy can be timeless. The comic masterpiece The Frogs, penned by famed Greek playwright Aristophanes more than 2,000 years ago, will leave today's readers doubled over with laughter. When the god Dionysus begins to suspect that the quality of Greek drama has taken... more...

  • The Origins of Criticismby Andrew Ford

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 46.00

    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...

  • Critical Moments in Classical Literatureby Richard Hunter

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 80.00

    A series of innovative critical readings exploring how the ancients discussed the meaning of literary works and their importance in society. more...

  • An Introduction to Greek Tragedyby Ruth Scodel

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    An accessible introduction for students and anyone interested in increasing their enjoyment of Greek tragic plays. more...

  • Tragedy in Athensby David Wiles

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 36.00

    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...

  • New Directions in Ancient Pantomimeby Edith Hall; Rosie Wyles

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 174.99

    A collection of specially commissioned studies in which leading world specialists explore all aspects of the ancient pantomime dancer's performance skills, popularity, and social impact, while paying special attention to the texts that formed the basis of this distinctive art form, the forerunner of modern ballet. more...

  • The Dance of the Musesby A. P. David

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 129.99

    In this book David develops a revolutionary approach to Greek poetics, which takes seriously and concretely the role of dance. His conclusions, when applied to Homeric poetry, constitute a radically new theory about its origin and composition. more...

  • Bühnenmord und Botenberichtby Dorothea Zeppezauer

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 133.00

    Murder and manslaughter, eye gouging, suicide, human sacrifice - Greek tragedy is full of horrible acts which disturb and fascinate, but are never directly presented on stage. But how are they presented? Which means and forms did poets use to present the invisible in such a way on stage that it would not lose its harrowing effect? The... more...