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  • Bad Women, Mad Womenby Maria Gerolemou

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 104.45

    Hauptbeschreibung Das deviante weibliche Verhalten in der griechischen Tragödie wird in zwei Gruppen von Frauen gefasst, nämlich in Frauen, die von ihrer Gender-Rolle sich entfernen (s. aischyleische Klytaimestra, euripideische Medea) und dabei männliche Verhaltensräume usurpieren, und Frauen, die ihre weibliche Rolle übertrieben ausleben (s. sophokleische... 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...

  • 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...

  • Critical Moments in Classical Literatureby Richard Hunter

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    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$ 22.00

    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 1997; US$ 47.00

    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$ 34.00

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

  • The Dance of the Musesby A. P. David

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 109.99

    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...

  • Bühnenmord und Botenberichtby Dorothea Zeppezauer

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 119.00

    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 book analyzes... more...