The Leading eBooks Store Online

for Kindle Fire, Apple, Android, Nook, Kobo, PC, Mac, BlackBerry...

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more
Browse our categories
  • Bestsellers - This Week
  • Foreign Language Study
  • Pets
  • Bestsellers - Last 6 months
  • Games
  • Philosophy
  • Archaeology
  • Gardening
  • Photography
  • Architecture
  • Graphic Books
  • Poetry
  • Art
  • Health & Fitness
  • Political Science
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Psychology & Psychiatry
  • Body Mind & Spirit
  • House & Home
  • Reference
  • Business & Economics
  • Humor
  • Religion
  • Children's & Young Adult Fiction
  • Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Romance
  • Computers
  • Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Science
  • Crafts & Hobbies
  • Law
  • Science Fiction
  • Current Events
  • Literary Collections
  • Self-Help
  • Drama
  • Literary Criticism
  • Sex
  • Education
  • Literary Fiction
  • Social Science
  • The Environment
  • Mathematics
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Family & Relationships
  • Media
  • Study Aids
  • Fantasy
  • Medical
  • Technology
  • Fiction
  • Music
  • Transportation
  • Folklore & Mythology
  • Nature
  • Travel
  • Food and Wine
  • Performing Arts
  • True Crime
  • Foreign Language Books
Literary history

Most popular at the top

  • Rächer und Gerächteby Bernadette Descharmes

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 37.84

    Auf welche Weisen rächten sich die alten Griechen? Warum und für wen? Diesen Fragen widmet sich die Autorin, indem sie am Beispiel der attischen Tragödientexte ein Spektrum antiker Denk- und Handlungsmuster aufzeigt. Sie geht von einer Analyse des griechischen Vokabulars aus, das den Rächer mitunter als »Retter« und Rache als »Recht« konzipiert, und... more...

  • Beyond the Second Sophisticby Tim Whitmarsh

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 49.95

    The "Second Sophistic" traditionally refers to a period at the height of the Roman Empire?s power that witnessed a flourishing of Greek rhetoric and oratory, and since the 19th century it has often been viewed as a defense of Hellenic civilization against the domination of Rome. This book proposes a very different model. Covering popular fiction, poetry... more...

  • Bühnenmord und Botenberichtby Dorothea Zeppezauer

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 126.00

    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...

  • A Companion to Greek Literatureby Martin Hose; David Schenker

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to Greek Literature presents a comprehensive introduction to the wide range of texts and literary forms produced in the Greek language over the course of a millennium beginning from the 6th century BCE up to the early years of the Byzantine Empire. Features contributions from a wide range of established experts and emerging scholars... more...

  • A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualitiesby Thomas K. Hubbard

    Wiley 2013; US$ 200.00

    A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities presents a comprehensive collection of original essays relating to aspects of gender and sexuality in the classical world. Views the various practices and discursive contexts of sexuality systematically and holistically Discusses Greece and Rome in each chapter, with sensitivity to the continuities... 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...

  • The Dance of the Musesby A. P. David

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 129.99

    This book develops an authentic and at the same time revolutionary musical analysis of ancient Greek poetry. It departs from the abstract metrical analyses of the past in that it conceives the rhythmic and harmonic elements of poetry as integral to the whole expression, and decisive in the interpretation of its meaning. David offers a thoroughgoing... more...

  • Figures of Playby Gregory Dobrov

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 124.99

    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...

  • Form and Meaning in Dramaby H. D. F. Kitto

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Analysing six Greek tragedies - the Orestes triology, Ajax , Antigone and Philoctetes - and Hamlet , this book also contains a chapter on the Greek and the Elizabethan dramatic forms and one on religious drama. This is an important work from an author respected for a constructive and sensitive quality of criticism. more...